Portland/Vancouver Benefit Dinner

Join us for an Exciting Dinner & Auction! 

Come with your friends to enjoy an exciting raffle, live auction, mariachi band, delicious food, and leave knowing you’ve invested in new, brighter futures for children in need. 

Proceeds support our child-focused community development programs uplifting some of the most impoverished communities around the world.

We can’t wait to see you there!

October 26, 2019 // 5:30 PM

Vancouver, WA

Registration is closed

Contact Event Coordinator, DaLynn Oglesby, with questions at (360) 558-5898.

Raffle and Auction // Business evening attire // Adults only

Exciting Packages Donated for the Auction

All auction packages have been generously donated to raise more money for vulnerable children in Forward Edge programs.

Win the Golden Passport!

The Golden Passport Raffle is a chance for you to win a $2,500 credit towards bidding in the live auction. You can buy a $100 raffle ticket from any of the roaming ticket sellers. Only 100 tickets will be sold so your odds of winning will be good!

Escape to the sunny, eastern slopes of the Cascades for a getaway to Suncadia Resort. Sitting along the waters of the Cle Elum River, Suncadia is surrounded by breathtaking views of snow-touched mountains. Spend time golfing, relaxing at the spa, horseback riding, river rafting, biking, hiking, snowshoeing, exploring, or wine tasting. Your stay includes two nights in a beautiful one-bedroom King suite with full kitchen, living room, gas fireplace and river view, located in the Suncadia Resort Lodge. Includes $150 spa, golf or room service credit. Restrictions: Good for a mutually agreeable weekend or 3-night mid-week stay.

a) 2 Courtside Tickets to see the Blazers vs. Lakers, December 3, 2019
b) 2 Courtside Tickets to see the Blazers vs. Phoenix Suns, December 30, 2019

Seven-night stay in a beautiful Sea Village Resort condominium overlooking the ocean.  This newly remodeled, private, one-bedroom condo comfortably sleeps 4 people. Amenities include a swimming pool, hot tub, gas BBQs, and a tennis court. This beautiful space includes a full kitchen, washer and dryer and cleaning service. Downtown Kona is a short walk where you will find wonderful restaurants, shops and a local farmers market to stock up on fresh produce for your week in paradise. This vacation provides fun, adventure, relaxation, and amazing sunsets off the balcony. Includes Airfare for Two! Restrictions: Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis among the shared owners.  Must be reserved by December 1, 2019 and used before October 31, 2020. Airfare is booked using airline miles.

For some it means lying on a tropical beach. For others, it’s family time at a thrilling theme park destination. For a couple looking for a romantic escape, a peaceful respite in the mountains might be in store. Pick from Interval International’s luxury resorts at hundreds of locations in 80 different nations. Restrictions: Choose your destination by December 28, 2019, to be used in 2020. All destinations and travel times are based on availability.

Enjoy a wonderful evening with the Founder and President of Forward Edge International, Joseph Anfuso, and his lovely wife, Karen. You will be treated to a gourmet, catered dinner party at the Anfuso home. With this prize, you and five other guests will enjoy a night you’ll never forget!

Seven nights in a spectacular, ocean-front home with stunning views in Rockaway, Oregon! This newly remodeled, 2700+ sq. ft., family friendly, 4-bedroom, 2 bath, 2 large family rooms, beach house comfortably sleeps up to 14 people! Restrictions: Available dates include October 27, 2019 – April 20, 2020 and September 8-30, 2020 subject to availability. *Not available the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Oregon’s Spring Break (March 21-28).

Escape to the sunny eastern slopes of the Cascades for a getaway to Suncadia Resort. Sitting along the waters of the Cle Elum River, Suncadia is surrounded by breathtaking views of the snow-touched mountains. Spend time taking in the best of the Cascades! Your stay includes 5 nights in a beautiful river view 2-bedroom Condominium in Suncadia Resort Lodge. We’ve added a $300 credit for you to enjoy towards on-property room service, spa, golf, restaurants, or other fun resort activities! Description: King room, 2nd room with 2-queen beds, roll-out couch in living room area, full kitchen, in-condo laundry facilities, living and dining areas with gas fireplace and balcony, access to hotel swimming pool/hot tub. Restrictions: Good for a mutually agreeable week, to include one weekend.

This prize is for two 2020 Season Portland Timbers MLS Soccer Tickets + a jersey signed by the team! Lower Level (on the Railing) Section 120: Row A: Seats 1 and 2.

Enjoy a one-night stay in a deluxe King room with a fireplace at The Allison Inn and Spa, one of Oregon’s luxury resorts featuring upscale services and amenities. Package includes a $150 gift card for Jory Restaurant & Bar, the acclaimed on-site restaurant and wine cellar with true farm-to-table cuisine, and the most devoted notion of “fresh, local, and organic” in Oregon. Less than a one hour drive from Portland, The Allison sits in view of snowcapped mountain ranges, near rolling hillsides, working vineyards, and agricultural farmlands in the heart of the Willamette Valley, the jewel of Oregon’s famed Wine Country. Tour one of the 200 wineries nearby, stroll along footpaths meandering through the landscaped gardens on property, or visit the award-winning Allison Spa offering an indulgent full-service spa menu.

Table Sponsorship

Sponsoring a table helps underwrite event costs so that more gifts raised the night of can go directly towards helping more vulnerable children.

Corporate Sponsorship

Becoming a corporate sponsor is a great way to increase awareness in the community of your business’ positive imprint in the world and create incentive for potential customers to work with you.


Pastor Victor and Lety Velasco

Directors of Trigo Y Miel, Oaxaca, Mexico

Victor and Lety, both natives of Oaxaca, Mexico, have over 15 years of pastoral experience. In 2006, God called them to begin a children’s ministry  now known as Trigo y Miel. Since then, they have experienced God’s deep love and provision for the children in the program and for themselves. Victor and Lety work to provide food, education, healthcare, discipleship and the love of Jesus to more than 120 children and their families.


A sponsored child from our Mexico children's program

Oaxaca, Mexico is among the poorest regions in Latin America. Children here suffer from malnutrition, neglect and abandonment. They’re often forced to drop out of school to get a low-paying job that traps them in an endless cycle of poverty. This cycle often brings with it drug use, gang membership, and teen pregnancy.

Itzel attends our Trigo y Miel program, where she and over 120 other children not only receive nutritious meals, safe drinking water, medical care, tutoring, and emotional support, but they learn the life-saving message of Jesus Christ. You’ll get to hear Itzel’s amazing story first-hand at this event.

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