Ever thought about what you would do with an extra 5 years?
That’s not a terribly long time—unless it’s been projected that you might live a shorter life than your parents. Nike, Inc. Access to Sport, a nonprofit arm of Nike, enlisted W+K Portland in their search for a solution to this worldwide issue. Yesterday, at the 8th Annual Clinton Global Initiative, we presented Extra Time, a film dedicated to the global mission to move. After all, that’s what we’re designed to do.
W+K Portland’s new volunteer initiative W+K Cares will connect agency employees with the local Portland community. Charity team member Jessie Simmons of Account Services has shared her thoughts with us and described the first W+K outing: a trip to non-profit Zenger Farm. Check it out below. Continue reading →
A cancer diagnosis touches more than just the person receiving it – it radiates out, affecting family, friends and beyond. So when W+K’s Max Erdenberger heard about his friend Jack Marshall Shimko’s battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma and personal project to paddle 150 miles through the open ocean, he reached out to his W+K colleagues. WKE’s Janice Grube was especially moved by Jack’s story, having lost both her parents to cancer. Continue reading →
In a world brimming with trouble, can street dogs actually be a ranking concern or cause? On June 5th, filmmaker Vanessa Schulz will be in the building to convince you of that fact. Join Schulz and a heavy hitting line-up of world animal advocates to preview a teaser of her latest film “Lost Dogs,” and to learn about the global stray dog crisis.
“Lost Dogs” profiles 8 dogs and the volunteers who struggled to rescue them. Five of these international adoptees will be on hand to tell their story in the way that only the eyes of a dog can. (Speaking of eyeballs, One Eyed Lily, belonging to former W+K copywriter Janet Champ, will be one of the five guest starring canines).
Our very own, Jim Riswold will contribute an evening highlight – two new works created for the event. With Riswold’s captivating hand at inappropriate appropriateness, he’ll offer BAD DOG bowls BLONDI HITLER and SOBAKA STALINA for sale with proceeds benefitting Lost Dogs.
Allison Lance of SPECIEES (Society to Prevent Exotic Contamination of Island Ecosystems & Endangered Species) and Dr. Byron Maas of Animal Balance will also speak on their efforts to increase sterilization and humane canine population management around the world.
Come meet grateful dogs, eat, drink, learn, question and drop a few dimes in the coffer on June 5th at 6pm. Fear not, this isn’t a ‘beat ‘em till they give’ event. Just friends exploring possibilities while having a heck of a good time.