Making A Difference
As a long-time Pacific Northwest leader, we aren’t just part of our community; we actively take part in it. The Hasson Company has an enduring history of building strong communities through ongoing involvement and sponsorship.
Maurice Lucas Foundation (ML20) was founded in honor of Maurice Lucas and his legacy of service to the Portland community. Fans knew Maurice as The Enforcer—a five-time NBA All-Star, the original power forward, and former NBA champion Portland Trail Blazer and assistant coach. Portlanders remember Maurice for his character as much as his athletic achievements. He was passionate about giving back to his community and he lived that every day. He treated each person he met with respect. He was an active contributor to charitable organizations, and he volunteered countless hours to coaching and mentoring youth. The foundation stands as a continuance of Maurice’s dedication to empower Portland’s youth with opportunities for positive developmental growth through sport. Learn more at ml20.org.
International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston was founded in 2002 and has since become the premier center for mesothelioma care. The IMP works towards developing the most effective treatment strategies, improving the quality of life for patients and works towards a future cure of the disease. Learn more at impmeso.org
Habitat for Humanity partners with people in the community and all over the world to help them build or improve a place they can call home. This nonprofit has a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. They work towards this vision by building strength, stability, and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Learn more at habitatportlandmetro.org.
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Embrace Oregon connects caring community members with vulnerable children and families in partnership with the Department of Human Services. Embrace Oregon is the Portland Metro affiliate of Every Child Oregon. Throughout Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties, the organization provides volunteers and resources to support children in foster care and the people who care for them. They are dedicated to the flourishing of every child. Learn more at embraceoregon.org.
Since 2001, Hasson Company has sponsored a Dress for Success Clothing Drive each Fall, collecting interview-appropriate attire and accessories for women. Dress for Success provides clothing along with advice and career counseling for thousands of low-income women as they make the transition into the workforce. Learn more at oregon.dressforsuccess.org.
Taste of Portland is a chance to experience cuisine from 25 local restaurants and caterers as well as a silent auction. The proceeds benefit the Oregon Association of Realtors HOME foundation. Learn more at oregonrealtors.org/resources/home-foundations.
Oregon Humane Society (OHS) was founded in 1868 by noted humanitarian Thomas Lamb Eliot, and it is the third-oldest humane society in the nation and the oldest in the West. Eliot initially established OHS to stop the neglect and abuse of draft animals. The mission expanded to include companion animals and, until 1933, orphaned children. OHS is today the largest humane society in the Northwest, and adopts more animals from our Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. OHS puts no time limits on how long animals remain at the shelter—a pet stays available for adoption for as long as needed to find a loving home. If a pet in our care needs medical attention, our veterinary hospital provides the pet with same level of care you would want your own pet to receive. Learn more at oregonhumane.org.
Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education incorporates the archives of the Jewish Historical Society of Oregon. OJMCHE is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and an institutional member of the Council of American Jewish Museums and American Alliance of Museums. Learn more at ojmche.org.