joe says "kids first"

As a father of three once-young children, Joe often likes to spread awareness about services that are geared towards local youth. One of the more inspiring local non-profits doing such work is the Kids First Center. Kid's First's mission is to minimize the emotional and sometimes physical trauma children experience during the separation and divorce of their parents. Kids First's children's support groups provide a safe place for kids to explore their feelings and learn coping mechanisms with kids who are in a situation similar to their own. On Thursday, May 7th, Kids First is hosting its "Kids First And All That Jazz" Gala at the Westin Portland Harborview in Portland. Fun activities include a raffle, auction, live music and dancing, and more, all for a great cause. Find more about this great event at its website, and more about the organization here. Joe hopes the event is a success, and offers his thanks again to this great organization.

Photogarphy by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.