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End of 2021 Event

Last updated 7 months ago

Wow what an amazing year and you guys truly are an amazing group!

All of our hard work paid off big time for all the children and families at BOTH East & South Waterfront Ronald McDonald Houses.

Grandma June, Shannon, and their helper pilot elves prepared an amazing spaghetti dinner (both regular and vegetarian), salad, fresh baked bread, and frosted covered brownies that would make any uniform start to shrink. They even have some leftovers for the fridge.

The activity packets were flying off the shelf like “holiday vacation bids” and according to the incredible staff at the houses, they were the fan favorite of the season.

Special thanks to our volunteers Larry and Beth Goble, aka Mr. and Mrs. Clause, the joy and hope you brought to the little ones was simply immeasurable. I can't wait to see you guys again next year.

And all of this was only possible because of your generosity, devotion to helping others in need, and selfless giving of your valuable time. Thank you.

Sorry I do not have any pictures to attach to this email, I am still waiting to get them from Ronald McDonald House. But as soon as I get them I will send them out.

It's not too late if anybody wants to make any last minute donations, we are waiting on the final number to come in but it looks like we're going to be very close. This year’s event was bigger than last years but it was definitely worth all the effort.

Happy New Year everyone and again Thank you for being such an amazing group,

PFKDS PDX Coordinator

2021 PDX Success

Last updated 8 months ago

You guys Rock!!

Thank you for making this years event such a success.

Thanks to your donations, time, and generosity; the PDX PFKDS group created:
• 50 individually gift wrapped activity packets that include:
o Aviation themed coloring book
o Nasa activity book
o North Pole Newsletter
o 2 gliders
o Crayons
o Travel Stickers
• 50 Stuffed Animals
• 50 Target $15 gift cards
• 45 Holiday Plants
• 45 PFKDS Ornaments
• 50 PFKDS Journals
• Meals for over 45 people

I would like to add a special thanks to everyone that was able to come out to the hangar to assembly and wrap the activity packets. It was a lot work but definitely worth it!

On Thursday we delivered the gift wrapped packets were delivered to the Ronald McDonald East House. Everyone there was blown away by your generosity.

From there the Ronald McDonald House team will dispense the packets to the children at both East and South Water Front Houses. After the kids complete the North Pole Newsletter Activity, they will receive a stuffed animal and a Target Gift Card. We also have some gifts (drawing kit, journal/dairy, toy airplanes) for the older children who may not want a stuffed animal.

I also want to add a special thanks to Christine and her niece Michelle. Michelle, working with Christine, created a PFKDS journals that included drawing activities, pics for coloring, adlibs, blank pages for their thoughts, and a personal message from our group.

The last part of our holiday events is the meal preparation. Grandma June and her team will be preparing a meal for all the families at the East House on Dec. 21st and South Water Front House on Dec. 22nd. Christine will be there, with “Santa Claus”, to help serve the meals and introduce the kids to Santa Claus.

Pictures of the hangar event and delivery of everything to the Ronald McDonald East House can be found in the Galley on this website.

And lastly, this is your last chance to donate to this years event. The donations have been absolutely amazing, we are almost there is meets our financial goal to cover this years event! And like always anything we raise over and above will be put towards future events.

Thank you again for being such an amazing group,

Clayton Eveland
PDX PFKDS Coordinator

Ronald McDonald Houses 2021

Last updated 9 months ago

Hello Everyone,

I want to thank everyone in advance for all your help with this year's Pilots For Kids event and I hope you will be happy with the opportunities we have created to give everyone a chance to be involved.

Attached is a detailed letter and flyer about this year's event but here is a short summary of what we have planned.

Like last year, we are still unable to do a holiday party for the Ronald McDonald House so they have asked if we would be willing to do the same thing we did in 2020. As you will recall we built aviation themed activity packets that kids could work on in their rooms and Grandma June cooked and individually packaged a meal for every family.

So this year we will be building activity packets at my hangar in Scappoose for all the kids. Everyone is invited to help in the assembly and wrapping of these packets. (Note: Hot chocolate, candy canes, and a warm fire pit will be provided for all of Santa’s helpers). I am planning on doing this the first week of December. I will have a date for everyone on November 18th when my bid comes out and I will do my best to work with as many of your schedules as I can.

Next will be the holiday meal. Grandma June has agreed to cook for us again this year and one pleasant change is that we can do this at the Ronald McDonald House’s (East & South Waterfront). They are allowing 4 members to come and prepare a meal for the families. The families will be allowed to come to the kitchen, one family at a time, to get their meal and take it back to their room. Granma June will have her co-chief Shannon McKinzie-Scott with her so that will mean that we have room for 2 more volunteers, per event, who want to help. Also we will be cooking twice this year, one meal for the East house and the other for the South Waterfront house. So I will be looking for volunteers for the two cooking events. The dates are TBD but will be on the week of December 20th.

Another thing we were able to create was a PFK Portland Amazon Gift Registry for items we need for this events:
· Crayons
· Balsa wood airplane models
· Wrapping paper
· Tape
· Plush toys


We would like to create care packages for other people staying at RMH, such as new mothers whose infant’s are having complications, etc. So there are also a couple of other items that were ideas for their care packages. The idea was to get an assortment of items in our stock and then customize the care packages based on the needs of the individuals. I am open to any ideas you might have as to what to put in these care packages.

Lastly they are looking for a volunteer to be Santa. They (RMH) will section off a space in the common area and allow one family at a time to come in and meet with Santa. They would like to do this the week of December 20th. If you are interested please let me know, we have the Santa suit.

Thank you again for all your generosity and help with this year's event. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Clayton Eveland
(610) 509-7062

To PDX Cadre from your Coordinator Chris Dunning - Introduction of new PFKD's PDX Coordinator

Last updated 10 months ago

Hello Everyone, I hope all is well with you and your families...
So excited to report that plans are in full swing for another amazing PDX PFKD's "Trip to the North Pole" adventure week for our Ronald McDonald House kids and families...
After many decades of work with Pilots for Kids, many serving as Coordinator, I have officially handed over the Helm October 1st to a new PDX PFKD's Coordinator...
I would like to introduce to you Clayton Eveland. Most of you already know him and his awesome creative wife Eve, as they have been with the PDX Cadre for over 4 years and have greatly augmented our successful events!
Clayton has shadowed me during every event and knows the Ronald McDonald staff and Coordinators & the other PDX/Vancouver area Coordinators we support, as well..
Clayton and his wife Eve both fly for OMNI and live in Scappoose, OR. They enjoy flying GA as well, including fly-out camping getaways and exploring the Great North West and beyond.
I could not be more excited to hand over the reins to your amazing new Coordinator, his passion is extraordinary for our special kids and families and for you as PFKD's Cadre Members. I feel Clayton will carry this group forward in awesome ways!
There aren't enough words as your coordinator to thank you for your amazing support, trust in our vision, donations and awesome giving of your hearts for so many years!
I am Honored to have been at the helm for so long and will continue to support Clayton and PFKD's where I can....

Clayton will be in touch with you in the coming days to share the plans in place for this year!
Until then, his contact information is:
Cell: 610-509-7062 - Email - clayton.eveland@gmail.com

As always, I appreciate you all and thank you for everything you have done and continue to do to bring smiles and happiness to so many special kids and families!

All the best,
Captain Chris Dunning
Your past PDX/Vancouver Area
Pilots for Kids Coordinator

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"Activity Packet" wrapping at the hangar

Saturday, December 4th, 2021 - 11:00 to 14:55 PDT

Everyone is invited to the "Flying Aces" hangar for the assembly and wrapping event on December 4th at 11:00 AM, the hangar address is at the end of this email. The Ronald McDonald House Covid rules for our event are as follows: please wear a mask while assembling packages please sanitize hands before you start assembly the packets I will have hand sanitizer at the hangar and will have a disposal mask for anyone who needs one. Instead of an “ugly sweater” party maybe we should make this an “ugly mask” party, just saying. I hope Saturday Dec 4 works with your schedules for doing this event. It should only take a couple hours and this little airport and its people are great. It will remind you of all the fun you had in GA. If you can do me a favor, please send me an email if you’re coming and how many people will be with you. That way I can make sure I have enough hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or ideas, please let me know. Thank you for all your help, Clayton Scappoose Industrial Airpark 34018 Skyway Dr Scappoose, OR 97056 United States When you get to the airport, turn right and go to the end of the road. There will be hangars on your left and a field with an old barn in it on your right. At the end of that road is gate W-4. Call or text me when you get there and someone will meet you at the gate. From there you can follow them to the hangar in your car and park in the grass. my cellphone number is: (610) 509-7062

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PDX Flyer

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 - 00:00 to 00:00 PDT

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