Do you like New Seasons, craft brews, ornaments, and themed karaoke?

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By Joshua Baker

Then Lloyd EcoDistrict is the nonprofit deserving of your dollars on Give!Guide this week!

Today’s Big Give Day (Wednesday, December 6) prize is a shopping spree to New Seasons. Just in time for hosting with some freshly made egg nog, figgy pudding, or chestnuts roasted on an open fire! Whatever ingredients go into those foods, I’m sure New Seasons has it. Any donation today enters you to win!

Lagers for Lloyd Holiday Happy Hours
More excitingly, also today from 4–6 PM, our second holiday happy hour at Upright Brewing in the Leftbank Building. Have you been yet? Now’s your chance to check out a building FULL of history, a fantastic craft beer on the house with any same-day donation to Lloyd EcoDistrict, and a little ornament craft to make the day feel merry and bright. Last week was a charming, intimate group of strangers-turned-friends who all got to hang out for a few hours, so join!

Move and Groove Karaoke Night
Most excitedly, we’re teaming up with our Lloyd Center partners in crime and active transit, The Street Trust, for some tag team fundraising karaoke at Broadway Grill & Brewery on Thursday from 6–10 PM. A same-day donation of any size to either organization gets you a drink on the house, some sweet prizes for singing songs, and an enthusiastic crowd who appreciates energy over hitting the right notes.

Still looking for a few reasons to donate?
Here are three more why you should support Lloyd EcoDistrict with your $$$ today:

We are a tiny group of 3 staffers doing a radical job of keeping change in Lloyd responsive to the community. Our budget is always tight and community needs are always great!

2024 will be a big year for us. Every dollar you spend will go towards sustainable, equitable programming that will grow and empower a central city neighborhood with a changing identity. We’re talking lending libraries, resource fairs, summer swim series, educational workshops, disaster preparedness, and climate mitigation & policy efforts.

Culturally, Lloyd has been all office business all the time. Not so much in the future. Expect some radical opportunities and changes. What’s coming for Lloyd? 10,000 housing units, I-5 expansion, the reconnection of Albina and Lloyd, 30+ acres of Lloyd Center redevelopment, roadway changes to Broadway/Weidler, shifting development and planning policy, and more! Help us stay on top of it all and closely connect the community. We’re here to ensure all of Lloyd has representation and advocacy.
Thanks for hanging there with us during this season of giving. We’re grateful for every one of you!

Warmly,
Kristin Leiber
Lloyd EcoDistrict’s Executive Director