Metropolitan Family Service Gets Check

The Classic Wines Auction presented Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) with a check for $600,248 this week at a presentation ceremony downtown. This year’s auction raised nearly $3.2 million for five benefiting charities in Portland and Southwest Washington.

The money will be used by MFS to help provide:

 After school academic and enrichment activities for 9,600 youth in low-income neighborhoods,

  • Financial education for 300 adults, including 140 working parents who also received low-interest car loans to help them access work,
  • Access to food for families in need through seven food pantry sites serving more than 28,000 people annually,
  • Classroom mentoring and reading instruction for 279 young students through AARP Experience Corps mentor teams, and
  • More than 260,000 healthy meals and snacks for students living in low-income communities.

The other four charities—New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children – Portland, YWCA Clark County and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel—will receive checks in the coming weeks.

Since its inception in 1982, the Classic Wines Auction has raised almost $37 million for children and families in the community. For more information about the Classic Wines Auction, call (503) 972-0194 or visit

About Metropolitan Family Service

Metropolitan Family Service (MFS) provides help to more than 30,000 children, families, and older adults in the greater Portland and SW Washington area each year. With a mission to help people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation, MFS delivers proven programs to help people succeed at home, in school and in the community. For more information, visit

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