Friday, January 23, 2015

Kells teams up for “Green Rain” fundraiser to help children at Providence

PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s one of the rare times that Portlanders actually want to see umbrellas and rain. Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub has partnered with Providence Federal Credit Union for its annual “Kells Green Rain Fundraiser” to raise money for medically fragile children at Providence Child Center.

From now through Feb. 24, patrons at both Kells Irish Restaurant on NW 2nd Ave and Kells Brewpub on NW 21st Ave are invited to toss bills and change into clear umbrellas hanging from the ceiling; on Feb. 24, the money (green) will “rain down” from the ceiling and be collected and donated to Providence Child Center. Providence Federal Credit Union will then match up to $15,000 in donations made during the Kells Green Rain Fundraising event.

Providence Federal Credit Union will also match donations made online or onsite at any of its branches; donors will receive a coupon for 20-percent off of food at Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub. Large one-of-a-kind umbrellas are also available for purchase at any of the branches; for a list of branches, visit

The Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center relies on donations from the community to bridge the annual $2 million gap between what Medicaid pays for care and actual costs of providing care for these children.

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