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FOX 12 and Les Schwab Tire Centers believe that you have the power to make a difference and Be the Change in our community! Whether it's volunteering, or just doing something nice for a neighbor or friend, each act of good is an inspiration, and an example for others to follow.

FOX 12 and Les Schwab Tire Centers want to Be the Change as we look for ways to do good here in Oregon and SW Washington and also to highlight others who are making a difference and creating positive moments!

You'll find more information below on the special projects FOX 12 and Les Schwab Tire Centers support as we work to Be the Change, and you'll also find a link to other volunteer opportunities!

Do you know of someone we should feature as part of a "Be the Change" news story on FOX 12? Fill out the nomination form to the right.

 

Be The Change: Vancouver nonprofit provides family fishing experience with annual camp

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Father's Day is of course a day to celebrate dad, but not all kids have a father figure to look up to. That's where Faith Outfitters comes into play. 

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Be The Change: Oregon City woman helps kids bloom with confidence with boutique of free new clothes

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Last year more than 560 local kids went back to school dressed head to toe in brand new clothes, and many of those students had never owned new clothing before. Most of them are transitioning into the foster care system, with at least one parent in jail. An Oregon City woman is working to help the kids build confidence by helping them look their best. 

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Be the Change: Local woman goes above and beyond for PPB Sunshine Division

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The Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division provides people in need with food and clothing, but its warehouse in north Portland recently got a little help of its own thanks to a local woman who stepped in to give the facility a facelift and brought along reinforcements.

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Fix It Forward: Home repair volunteers receive Be The Change Award

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People in Molalla who could use a little helping hand with home repairs and upkeep are getting the assistance they need thanks to a new non-profit. A couple who's lived in the community for 15 years decided they could put their construction contracting knowledge to use and formed Fix It Forward. In just the group’s second year, Andy and Amora McBride and their small boar- ask and then answer the questions of who is in the greatest need and how many homes can we help? Anyone w... More>>

Local volunteers for ACS Road to Recovery Program receive Be the Change Award

Updated: Apr 12, 2018 10:41 AM

Walking to the bus stop and taking public transit may seem like a small daily task for most, but it's a bigger deal when you're doing it while being treated for cancer. Thanks to Portland volunteers, local cancer patients are getting free rides to and from their appointments.

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Gresham Meals on Wheels worker offers food and friendship

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The latest recipient of the FOX 12 – Les Schwab Tire Centers Be the Change award offers seniors more than a good meal - she gives them a chance to be part of a community.

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Nonprofit that spreads love to local foster families receives Be the Change award

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With all of the chaos of shopping, decorating, packing and wrapping, it's easy to lose sight of what the holidays are truly about. But a local nonprofit called With Love puts things in perspective.

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Project Prelude bringing the gift of music to elementary students

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A group of high schoolers in Beaverton are sharing the gift of music with elementary students who otherwise may not be able to afford it.

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Oregon City mom turns loss of son into a way to give opportunities to kids

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The loss of a fallen hero from Oregon City left his mother to pick up the pieces and figure out how to make something so tragic into an act of real change.

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My New Red Shoes helps underprivileged students prepare for school

Updated: Aug 28, 2017 09:31 AM

It can be expensive to get kids ready to head back to school, and not every local family can afford to buy it all. That's where the non-profit My New Red Shoes comes in, helping homeless and low-income students look and feel great before they head to class.

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Portland bridal shop gives back to local, national charities

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A woman’s wedding day can easily be the most important day of her life.  For that reason, a Portland woman is making it a little easier for brides to shop for their wedding dresses. 

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Salem pastor brings hope to those in need

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Salem pastor Marcia Mattoso knows what it’s like to have nothing. Now, she has made it her life’s mission to help those in need.

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Portland mother turns tragic loss into giving project

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When Lenore Thawley lost her 3-year-old son Hunter Zen to leukemia, she said it was the darkest moment of her life.  But from the depths of her grief came a new mission – to help children suffering from cancer. 

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Beaverton girl raises money for needy children with vision problems

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Eight-year-old Ella Osborne has never let anything stop her, not even the visual impairment she has had since she was a baby. Now the Beaverton girl is doing her part to help kids with eyesight problems just like her own. 

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Retired hairstylist gives back with free haircuts through Hands of Favor

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For those individuals struggling through hardship, a simple haircut can mean all the difference. 

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Daughter-mother duo behind Abby’s Closet are latest ‘Be the Change’ winners

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While most teenage girls across the metro get to experience the fun of choosing a prom dress, other may not get to enjoy that right of passage, something a daughter and mother are working to change.

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Forest Grove woman brings together students of various learning abilities

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FOX 12 and Les Schwab Tire Centers are happy to announce this month’s “Be the Change” recipient, Jill Hertel of Forest Grove Unified Sports. 

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Latest Be the Change winner tackling homelessness in Portland

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Take a drive into Portland and it doesn't take long to notice the city's heartbreaking homeless problem, but one local man is working to change the landscape of life on the streets.

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Caring Closet providing students with clothes, shoes and hope

Marilyn Hassmann is no stranger to meeting needs. Marilyn created Caring Closet, a program that provides clothes, shoes and hygiene products to students, and also often to their siblings.

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Animal massage therapist brings relaxation to Portland shelter dogs

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FOX 12 and Les Schwab Tire Centers are happy to announce this month’s “Be the Change” recipient Quimby Lombardozzi of ResQ Animal Massage. 

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Portland mom helps support families of child cancer patients

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FOX 12 and Les Schwab Tire Centers are happy to announce this month’s “Be the Change” recipient, Jill Metz of The Nick Wilson Charitable Group. 

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Vancouver couple provides sanctuary for dogs in need

A couple in Vancouver is making it their mission to save and love dogs other people have left behind through their charity, Angels with Misplaced Wings.

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The Pongo Fund helps keep pets and their families full

Updated: May 30, 2016 11:05 AM

FOX 12 and Les Schwab Tire Centers are happy to announce this month’s “Be the Change” recipient Larry Chusid of The Pongo Fund. 

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Vancouver man's mentoring program brings opportunities to fatherless boys

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Fox 12 and Les Schwab Tire Centers are happy to announce this month’s “Be the Change” recipient Marty Sausville of the Mentors of Boys organization.

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Kids find new way to move with Wheel to Walk Foundation

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FOX 12 and Les Schwab Tire Centers are proud to announce April’s “Be the Change” recipient Sandy Getman. Getman is the founder of the Wheel to Walk Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps children with disabilities obtain medical equipment or services not provided by insurance. 

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‘Everyday Warrior’ founder Matt Gill uses CrossFit to help those battling cancer

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FOX 12 and Les Schwab Tire Center are proud to announce March’s “Be the Change” recipient Matt Gill. 

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‘Sparks of Hope’ founder Lee Ann Mead brings healing to abused children

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FOX 12 and Les Schwab are proud to announce February’s “Be the Change” recipient Lee Ann Mead. Mead is the founder of local non-profit organization “Sparks of Hope.” 

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