$1,300 check, presents donated to Portland Neighborhood House

Posted: Dec 17, 2013 12:15 PM ESTUpdated: Dec 17, 2013 6:23 PM EST

By Cedra Mayfield – email

members of the PVA teamed together to provide the agency an assortment of gifts ranging from wrapping paper to gift cards and crafts.members of the PVA teamed together to provide the agency an assortment of gifts ranging from wrapping paper to gift cards and crafts.

Tony Lindauer handing Kelly Garvey the $1,300 check.Tony Lindauer handing Kelly Garvey the $1,300 check.

Tony LindauerTony Lindauer

Kelly GarveyKelly Garve



December 16, 2013




Colleen Younger








As the Christmas season approaches, the Portland Neighborhood House will receive an unexpected visitor.  Jefferson County PVA Tony Lindauer and staff will deliver a check for 1300.00 together with an assortment of gift cards, cash, toys, games, and sundry items to Pam Rice, Director of the Neighborhood House at 201 N. 25th St. on Tuesday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m.


Under encouragement from Lindauer, PVA’s across the Commonwealth chose The Neighborhood House as their charity project for 2013.  The group raised the monies and other items through a silent auction at their recent fall conference.


Lindauer states, “Christmas is about giving outside your circle. Even though times are tighter for some of us right now, we still have so much to give.  We never have to look too far to find someone who is less fortunate than we are.




We are grateful to be able to do this for this wonderful organization who has been working hard to break the cycle of poverty since Lucy Belknap started it in1896.


The PVA’s across the Commonwealth hope that this project will serve as an example to all that though there is nothing wrong with sharing and giving to those we love, the opportunity to give to others outside our inner circle provides us with a blessing that is greater than anything we feel or receive from any gift under the tree. And, we challenge those who are able to give freely to those in need.


This is the Wish List from The Neighborhood House –




In-kind Donations: Please consider donating items from the following wish list. Donations are accepted at Neighborhood House Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:00pm.


Child Development Center


  • Wooden puzzles
  • Children’s play tool kit
  • Bibs (new only)
  • Diaper changing mats (new only)
  • Dress-up clothes for children
  • Fat/chunky crayons
  • Jump ropes
  • Music CDs for preschoolers
  • White sand for children
  • Big floor pillows
  • Sunscreen (new only)
  • Small bean bags
  • Air fresheners
  • 32 oz. plastic spray bottles
  • Assorted balls for playing and sports
  • Bubbles
  • Water sprinkler toys
  • Flash lights
  • 6-inch radios for emergency preparedness
  • Rubber mulch for playground area
  • Baby beds – standard see-through cribs that meet the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) & ASTM Standards


Seniors’ Program


  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Tissue
  • Coffee, Cups, Creamer/Sweetener (needed monthly)


Youth Development Program


  • Nintendo Wii games
  • Educational Computer Software
  • Gardening supplies (for youth)
  • Board games
  • Movie/theater tickets
  • Books for middle and high school students
  • Heavy duty U-shaped bike locks


Ongoing Needs


  • Baby wipes – alcohol free
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • First aid supplies – Band-Aids, alcohol swabs, etc.
  • AA batteries
  • Art supplies, such as markers, crayons, glue sticks, safety scissors, construction paper
  • School supplies
  • Dry erase markers
  • Office supplies, especially Post-It notes, pens, tape and notepads
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Non-latex gloves for food service and childcare
  • Condiments – ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper, etc.
  • Spices
  • Healthy snacks, such as fruit chews and popcorn
  • Natural fruit drinks – bottled or powder
  • Large containers of hand sanitizer with pump


Emergency Food Bank


  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper


Kids’ Café


  • Kitchen utensils, especially knives
  • Cake pans
  • Dish soap liquid
  • Clear plastic (shoe box) containers with lids
  • Dish towels – white preferably
  • Dish cloths – white preferably
  • Non-electric can openers


Office Needs


  • Office/desk chairs
  • 5 to 7 drawer tool chest on wheels




The truest measure of a person is to give to someone who cannot repay you.”


Join us tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. as we surprise the Neighborhood House with a gift from the KY PVA’S.



































1,300 check, presents donated to Portland Neighborhood House