First annual Helen Gordon online auction

HGCDC_auctionThe theme of this year’s online auction is “Here Comes the Sun…” appropriately describing the openness and warmth of the Helen Gordon Child Development Center’s community. This year’s auction features over 100 great items: artwork, jewelry, a 5-day trip to Vancouver BC, Disneyland tickets, gift certificates, lessons, parties and more.

Participation takes only three quick and easy steps:

  1. Set up your account
  2. Browse items
  3. Place your bid

Bidding open May 24 through June 9, 2013. Browsing opens May 10.

Register now!                         Donate now!

Anyone can participate in the auction or make a monetary donation to help support scholarships at Helen Gordon Child Development Center.

For more information about the auction, or to donate items, please contact Joanna Goll,, 503-725-3092.

About Helen Gordon Child Development Center

For more than 40 years, Helen Gordon Child Development Center (HGDC) has been providing quality preschool education for the children of Portland State University’s students, faculty, and staff, as well as families in the greater Portland community. Located in a historic building on the corner of Southwest 12th Avenue and Market Street, HGCDC has gained a reputation for its innovative programs, excellent teachers, and creative learning environment. The Center enrolls over 200 children aged 4 months to 6 years old, including a full-day kindergarten program.  With strong links to PSU’s Graduate School of Education, HGCDC is a vibrant learning community for current and future educators, impacting countless schools and programs throughout the region.

While a substantial portion of the Center’s operating costs derive from parent fees and subsidies from Portland State University, a quality educational program is more difficult  than ever to sustain. To assist in meeting our goals, a volunteer group of HGCDC parents and staff have coordinated this online event. This year, our goal is to raise $35,000 in support of:

  • HGCDC Family Scholarship Program which provides tuition assistance for families
  • The second phase of the playground project with much-needed updates to our urban playground
  • Sustaining a high quality educational program

Over the years, the Helen Gordon Child Development Center has enabled hundreds of young parents to pursue a college education assured that their children were receiving quality care and education in an affordable, safe, nationally-accredited program.

Helen Gordon Child Development Center
Portland State University
1609 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Phone: 503-725-3092

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