HARVEST, FolkTime’s premier fundraiser, was held at Huber’s Sunday, October 25th. We are so grateful for the celebration at Huber’s Café, Portland’s oldest restaurant – the venue was overflowing with warmth and charm ideal for celebrating FolkTime and the joy of community.
William Lam, from FolkTime’s Board of Directors, welcomed everyone to HARVEST by sharing FolkTime’s role in his own journey living with schizophrenia, encouraging each of us to “all do our part in creating a better journey for our friends, our family, and our community.” That message resonated as hors d’oeuvres were passed, silent auction bids were made, and FolkTime member Randy Calgano shared his music and message of second chances. We were proud to celebrate the major successes and organizational growth since last year, increasing the number of lives impacted by our services and our peers to more than 850 people this past year! Matthew Farley shared his heartfelt commitment to FolkTime and the deep desire to have had a FolkTime for his brother TJ, because FolkTime helps support our members on their journey – our friends, family, and community – in a way that is truly life saving. Everyone’s generous support at HARVEST contributed to raising more than $20,000 for FolkTime and our Free to Be Me Community Center.