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Get Ready for the Inaugural Champions for Childhood Gala!

At Children’s Center, we believe that childhood should be a time for learning, creating, imagining, and growing. Ideally, it should be a balance of carefree time mixed with new, invaluable opportunities. We all want the children in our lives to be safe, valued, and heard.

This year, at our Gala (formerly known as The Healing Garden Gala) we want to honor all those wonderful things about being a kid. This event will be a celebration of all things childhood with food, fun, and music designed to bring the child out in all of us. And we will be highlighting our 20-year anniversary!

So here’s the scoop:


Costumes, dinner, silent and live auction, raffle, costumes, GIANT games, kids singing and dancing, and all that is great about Children’s center. And did we mention costumes?! So, dress up as your favorite childhood hero, bring your grown-up desire to support Children’s Center, and be ready to party like a kid!


Friday, October 14, 2022, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Oregon Golf Club, 25700 SW Pete’s Mountain Road, West Linn, OR  97068


When you walk in through that big balloon arch, you will find that our fantastic silent auction area is sprinkled with games you might remember from your childhood. You can try to remove the patient’s funny bone in a big “Operation” type game or make a huge Lite Brite picture to brighten the evening. We’ll also have Giant Jenga, Connect Four, and adult-size Tricycles to capture that feeling of childhood.


We’re taking a kids-eye view of what we chew. 😊 Childhood favorites will become your new adulthood faves when the Chef from Oregon Golf Club makes magic happen! And for dessert? Cake, cookies, and candy – of course!


We will be entertained by Milwaukie HS singers and other children sharing joy through dance and song. We will also be sharing our accomplishments and dreams about our vision of building a world where every child feels safe, valued, and heard.

So, reserve the evening of October 14th, wear your childhood hero costume, and watch for tickets to go on sale at 6:00pm next Thursday, July 28.  We hope to see you there!

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