Last weekend, Next Up & Next Up Action Fund celebrated our 20th birthday party, Sweet Dreams, bringing together community members, youth cohort participants, and organizational partners. For those who joined us, it was such a great time celebrating with you (even on a 100-degree day)!
Together, we raised over $14,000 which goes towards our work to support, develop and mobilize young people for a more just and equitable Oregon. We’re also grateful to our community who helped raise over $600 through our raffle, which is going towards two local groups: Fires Igniting the Spirit and Spirited Justice.
Big shout-outs to the wonderful vendors, creators, and makers that made Sweet Dreams awesome:
- Yummy sweets and treats by Omija Home Bakes, The Kalat House, ONO MAU GOODS, along with Sesame Donuts and Life of Pie
- Amazing iced teas by Mamancy Tea & Chocolates
- Delish iced coffee by Deadstock Coffee Roasters
- Sweet tunes by DJ WWJP
Thank you also to all the local businesses that donated to heat up our raffle:
The Filling Station Pet Supplies, Rooted PDX, Birds and Bees Nursery, Jazmin tattoos, Bethany Morgan tattoos, Kachka, the Kalat House, Tenth House Beauty, The Fuzzy Peach, Give Good Brow, Fat Straw, Good Coffee, & Farina Bakery
Check out our new beautiful Next Up tote bags and mugs (with the above design) and support our work with your purchase!
And a big thank you to all our sponsors: Brink Communications, Espousal Strategies, Praxis Political, Self Enhancement Inc, Coalition of Communities of Color, Stand for Children, Multnomah County Commissioner Sharon Meieran, Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, Multnomah County Commissioner Susheela Jayapal and Washington County Commissioner Pam Treece!