May
27
12:00 pm12:00

Zumbathon® Charity Event Benefiting Compassion First

  • Grace Community Church

#DanceForFreedom #MoveToGive #PressOn #CompassionFirst

Licensed Zumba Instructor, Cindy DeForrest, recently visited our operations in Indonesia and brought joy, energy, encouragement, and life to both the Cemetery Outreach and Sarah's House through ZUMBA! We are so excited to partner with her fitness ministry, Press On Fitness, as we #DanceForLife together in Oregon. All proceeds from the events will help fund a new aftercare shelter for survivors of child sex trafficking in East Java, Indonesia. Come dance with us and support FREEDOM for all! 

Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Location: Grace Community Church

9:30-10am: Doors open, pre-registration check-in, walk-ins processed

10am-12pm: Zumbathon

Sponsored by: Grace Community Church and Press On Fitness

May
26
6:30 pm18:30

An Evening with Compassion First

  • Belmont Ridge Middle School

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WHY JOIN US?

This is a uniquely personal opportunity for you to hear from our President and Founder, Mike Mercer, as well as other members of the CF team. We will be giving updates from the field and sharing stories of freedom and hope that have been unfolding as a part of our ministry to some of the most vulnerable and resilient women and children.

Our aftercare program for survivors of child sex trafficking in Indonesia is a testament to the power of radical, everyday love. Come and hear what it looks like for survivors to be rescued and restored. Sarah's House, our shelter in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, is currently at capacity and we are pursuing expansion. The need is great, and the invitation to open a new shelter has been extended to us!

We will also be giving you an exciting update about the expansion of our ministry to a population of prostitutes living in a cemetery with their families. The Compassion First Cemetery Outreach in East Java, Indonesia is a beautiful story of God pursuing those He loves. Life is flourishing in a place once dominated by darkness. God is moving, and we want to invite you into this inspiring love story.

May
20
11:00 am11:00

Garden Tour

  • 1096 Ridgeway Drive Oak Harbor, WA, 98277 United States

ANNUAL GARDEN TOUR

Coffee, drinks, & desserts provided.

Take home a painted rock by making a donation. All proceeds go to support Compassion First. 

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May
19
7:00 pm19:00

An Evening with Compassion First

  • Marysville New Life Church

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WHY JOIN US?

This is a uniquely personal opportunity for you to meet and hear from our President and Founder, Mike Mercer, as well as other members of the CF team. It's a privilege for us to share stories with you, and invite you to be a part of what God is doing.

Our aftercare program for survivors of child sex trafficking in Indonesia is a testament to the power of radical, everyday love. Come and hear what it looks like for survivors to be rescued and restored. Sarah's House, our shelter in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, is currently at capacity and we are pursuing expansion. The need is great, and the invitation to open a new shelter has been extended to us!

We will also be giving you an exciting update about the expansion of our Cemetery Outreach in East Java, Indonesia. Life is flourishing in a place once dominated by darkness. God is moving, and we want to invite you into this inspiring love story.

May
13
12:00 pm12:00

Zumbathon® Charity Event Benefiting Compassion First

#DanceForFreedom #MoveToGive #PressOn #CompassionFirst

Licensed Zumba Instructor, Cindy DeForrest, recently visited our operations in Indonesia and brought joy, energy, encouragement, and life to both the Cemetery Outreach and Sarah's House through ZUMBA! We are so excited to partner with her fitness ministry, Press On Fitness, as we #DanceForLife together in Oregon. All proceeds from the events will help fund a new aftercare shelter for survivors of child sex trafficking in East Java, Indonesia. Come dance with us and support FREEDOM for all! 

Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Location: Iron Jungle, Dallas, OR

11:30-12pm: Doors open, pre-registration check-in, walk-ins processed

12-2pm: Zumbathon

Sponsored by: Iron Jungle and Press On Fitness

May
6
3:30 pm15:30

Zumbathon benefiting Compassion First

  • Westside Community Church, Tanasbourne Campus

#DanceForFreedom #MoveToGive #PressOn #CompassionFirst

Licensed Zumba Instructor, Cindy DeForrest, recently visited our operations in Indonesia and brought joy, energy, encouragement, and life to both the Cemetery Outreach and Sarah's House through ZUMBA! We are so excited to partner with her fitness ministry, Press On Fitness, as we #DanceForLife together in Oregon. All proceeds from the events will help fund a new aftercare shelter for survivors of child sex trafficking in East Java, Indonesia. Come dance with us and support FREEDOM for all! 

Date: Saturday, May 6th, 2017

Location: Westside Community Church, Tanasbourne Campus 20827 NW Cornell Rd, Suite #400, Hillsboro, OR 97124

3:30-4pm: Doors open, pre-registration check-in, walk-ins processed

4-7pm: Zumbathon

Sponsored by: Westside Community Church and Press On Fitness
 

Mar
26
5:00 pm17:00

Paint Party

  • Westside Community Church, Farmington

Join us at the Go Rogue Arts LLC paint party on March 26th at 5pm at Westside Community Church to support our effort to open a new aftercare shelter for survivors of child sex trafficking! The group will walk step-by-step through this painting inspired by a 17-year-old survivor learning to ride a bike. If this party is filled with 30 people, $800.00 will be donated. Let's get artsy together for the sake of others!

Mar
25
9:30 am09:30

Zumbathon benefiting Compassion First

  • Iron Jungle

#DanceForFreedom #MoveToGive #PressOn #CompassionFirst

Licensed Zumba Instructor, Cindy DeForrest, recently visited our operations in Indonesia and brought joy, energy, encouragement, and life to both the Cemetery Outreach and Sarah's House through ZUMBA! We are so excited to partner with her fitness ministry, Press On Fitness, as we #DanceForLife together in Oregon. All proceeds from the events will help fund a new aftercare shelter for survivors of child sex trafficking in East Java, Indonesia. Come dance with us and support FREEDOM for all! 

Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Location: Iron Jungle" Training by World Gym, 101 SW Court St, Dallas, OR. 97338

9:30-10am: Doors open, pre-registration check-in, walk-ins processed

10am-12pm: Zumbathon

Sponsored by: World Gym and Press On Fitness

Dec
2
6:30 pm18:30

An Evening with Compassion First

  • Grace Community Church

WHY JOIN US?

This is a uniquely personal opportunity for you to hear updates from our President and Founder, Mike Mercer, as well as our Director of Cemetery Outreach, Valerie Bellamy. 

Our aftercare program for survivors of child sex trafficking in Indonesia is a testament to the power of radical, everyday love. Come and hear what it looks like for survivors to be rescued and restored. In the past month, we have welcomed four new girls into our shelter! These survivors have been rescued and are beginning their journey to recovery! We are looking for partners like you to love and support these precious girls.

We will also be giving you an exciting update about the expansion of our Cemetery Outreach in East Java, Indonesia. Life is flourishing in a place once dominated by darkness. God is moving, and we want to invite you into this inspiring love story.

2016 Bothell Washington Jazz and Dessert Soiree
Apr
30
6:30 pm18:30

2016 Bothell Washington Jazz and Dessert Soiree

  • Eastside Foursquare Church

PLEASE JOIN US On Saturday, April 30, 2016 for our "From Numbers to Names" event. This year we celebrate with an event at the Eastside Foursquare Church, (14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011). Registration opens at 6:30 pm, the jazz band and desserts at 7:00 pm, and the program at 7:30 pm.

As a team, we have been drawn to the theme of CITY ON A HILL from Matthew 5:14-16. It is an amazing rendering of how God thinks of us and how we get to think of others. Further, it’s a picture of health that comes from a beautiful community – complex and strong; an identity which communicates that together we can be a safe place for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Join us at this year’s CITY ON A HILL event where we will update you on life changing stories from the field and present to you the exciting work unfolding right here in Portland. 
 
Help us shine the light on a beautiful story — the story of God’s love and faithfulness — the story of Compassion First. 

Click the button below to sign up!

2016 Oak Harbor Washington Banquet and Silent Auction
Apr
29
5:30 pm17:30

2016 Oak Harbor Washington Banquet and Silent Auction

  • Living Word Oak Harbor Church

PLEASE JOIN US On Friday, April 29, 2016 for our "From Numbers to Names" event. This year we celebrate with an Auction event at the Living Word Oak Harbor Church, (490 NW Crosby Ave Oak Harbor, Washington 98277). Silent Auction tables open at 5:30 pm with dinner and program beginning at 7:00pm.

As a team, we have been drawn to the theme of CITY ON A HILL from Matthew 5:14-16. It is an amazing rendering of how God thinks of us and how we get to think of others. Further, it’s a picture of health that comes from a beautiful community – complex and strong; an identity which communicates that together we can be a safe place for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Join us at this year’s CITY ON A HILL event where we will update you on life changing stories from the field and present to you the exciting work unfolding right here in Portland. 
 
Help us shine the light on a beautiful story — the story of God’s love and faithfulness — the story of Compassion First. 

Click the button below to sign up!

Compassion First Christmas Concert
Dec
19
7:00 pm19:00

Compassion First Christmas Concert

  • Westside Community Church

A benefit concert to bring about freedom and aftercare for sex trafficking survivors.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy a night filled with worship and celebration. Musical guests include Nate Botsford and Emily Joy. Appetizers, dessert, and beverages provided.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE

Nov
23
Dec 18

SAFES Care Pack Drive

Compassion First is honored to conduct a “care drive” for the Salvation Army Female Emergency shelter (SAFES) this holiday season and are asking for your help.

Our hope is to provide 200 “Care Packs” for women entering the SAFES in need of personal care items. Items will be neatly packed into backpacks and distributed to those most in need. 

Please ask your church or friends to help. Items must be collected by December 18th and can be delivered to the Compassion First Headquarters: 1500 NW 167th Pl, Beaverton, OR 97006

CLICK HERE FOR THE RESOURCE LIST

2015 PDX "From Numbers to Names" Auction
Nov
1
4:30 pm16:30

2015 PDX "From Numbers to Names" Auction

  • Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

PLEASE JOIN US On Sunday, November 1, 2015 for our seventh annual Portland, Oregon "From Numbers to Names" event. This year we celebrate with a full Auction event at the Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach (909 N Hayden Island Dr, Portland, OR 97217). Silent Auction tables open at 4:30 pm with dinner, program, and Live Auction beginning at 6:15pm.

As a team, we have been drawn to the theme of CITY ON A HILL from Matthew 5:14-16. It is an amazing rendering of how God thinks of us and how we get to think of others. Further, it’s a picture of health that comes from a beautiful community – complex and strong; an identity which communicates that together we can be a safe place for survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

Join us at this year’s CITY ON A HILL Auction event where we will update you on life changing stories from the field and present to you the exciting work unfolding right here in Portland. 
 
Help us shine the light on a beautiful story — the story of God’s love and faithfulness — the story of Compassion First. 
 

We are continually humbled by your partnership, knowing that we do not exist without you. You make all of this possible, and for that we are extremely grateful.

View 2015 Corporate Sponsorship Levels. Additionally, please read our cover letter.

Sponsor Your Table -- Online table sponsorship purchasing has ended. If you are interested in sponsoring a table, please contact our office at 503.207.1320 or by emailing inquire@compassionfirst.org.

The Lantern Walk
Aug
22
6:00 pm18:00

The Lantern Walk

  • Rock Creek Country Club

CF is calling all advocates to join us in the work our community so desperately needs. Our lanterns represent a network of advocates and even more, the forming of an infrastructure best suited to properly and effectively care for the vulnerable within our state. 

It is our goal to raise $20,000 per month in monthly donors. This monthly commitment will give Compassion First the ability to hire local staff that is uniquely qualified to work with this population. This financial support will also ensure that when needs are identified, we will be able to meet those needs. In some cases that will require placement in programs outside the state. Monthly support will give stability and ensure sustainability.

Take a stand and join us for our second annual Lantern Walk! We need you and every member within our community in order to see this through.

If 125 Lantern Walk Participants—Freedom Walkers—commit to recruiting just 5 monthly donors, each giving $35 a month, we’ll raise just over $21,000! That is the power of community.

CF PDX Fellowship Gathering
May
17
6:00 pm18:00

CF PDX Fellowship Gathering

  • Compassion First Headquarters

See the personal invitation from our Executive Director Winda Winowatan here!

According to the dictionary, the word fellowship denotes a community of persons who share an interest, feeling or experience. We are passionate about our work, and know that you are too, so we invite you to join with others who share our passion and interest. There is no cost involved; this is an opportunity for Compassion First to give back to you, share updates about the ongoing ministry, and celebrate all the fruits of our partnered labor. At each Fellowship Gathering, we will have time to visit with one another over dessert, worship together, and hear an update from Mike Mercer, Compassion First President.

This gathering will be particularly special because it will be featuring Executive Director of Compassion First Indonesia, Winda Winowatan! She is excited to meet you and share about how your partnership is changing lives all over Indonesia! In addition, we'll be presenting this year’s From Numbers to Names PDX Auction and Banquet theme, and you’ll be able to start purchasing tables and sponsorships at that time.

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"From Numbers to Names" - Bothell Banquet & Experience Exhibit
May
2
5:30 pm17:30

"From Numbers to Names" - Bothell Banquet & Experience Exhibit

  • Eastside Foursquare Church

On Saturday, May 2, 2015 for the "From Numbers to Names" Banquet, Experience Exhibit in Bothell, Washington.

We love this event as it celebrates the culmination of a year of hard work alongside all of you who have joined us in service to survivors of child sexual trafficking.

This year's them is LOVE: love in the face of difficulty; love as our motivation; and love as it never fails us.

The girls in our care are thriving: Instead of being exploited and abused, they are free to hope and dream; instead of having things taken, they have futures full of opportunity, and that of their own choosing. The vulnerable are becoming strong and the unsteady have set their course.

This event is as much yours as it is ours. We are always humbled, knowing that we do not exist without you. You make all of this possible, and for that we are so grateful. 

Come and celebrate the power of LOVE. 

 

Be sure you purchase your table as soon as possible as the early bird deadline is March 1st! Table prices are:

$350 before March 1

$375 After March 1

We also have some great corporate sponsorship opportunities! Please see this year's brochure for more details!

"From Numbers to Names" - Oak Harbor Banquet, Experience Exhibit, & Silent Auction
May
1
5:30 pm17:30

"From Numbers to Names" - Oak Harbor Banquet, Experience Exhibit, & Silent Auction

  • Living Word Oak Harbor Foursquare

PLEASE JOIN US

On Friday, May 1, 2015 for the "From Numbers to Names" Banquet, Experience Exhibit in Oak Harbor.

We love this event as it celebrates the culmination of a year of hard work alongside all of you who have joined us in service to survivors of child sexual trafficking.

This year's them is LOVE: love in the face of difficulty; love as our motivation; and love as it never fails us.

The girls in our care are thriving: Instead of being exploited and abused, they are free to hope and dream; instead of having things taken, they have futures full of opportunity, and that of their own choosing. The vulnerable are becoming strong and the unsteady have set their course.

This event is as much yours as it is ours. We are always humbled, knowing that we do not exist without you. You make all of this possible, and for that we are so grateful. 

Come and celebrate the power of LOVE. 

Be sure you purchase your table as soon as possible as the early bird deadline is March 1st! Table prices are:

$325 before March 1

$350 After March 1

We also have some great corporate sponsorship opportunities! Please see this year's brochure for more details!

CF Washington Fellowship Gathering (Lynnwood)
Feb
28
7:00 pm19:00

CF Washington Fellowship Gathering (Lynnwood)

  • Mill Creek Foursquare Church

According to the dictionary, the word fellowship denotes a community of persons who share an interest, feeling or experience. We are passionate about our work, and know that you are too, so we invite you to join with us others who share our passion and interest. There is no cost involved; this is an opportunity for Compassion First to give back to you, share updates about the ongoing ministry, and celebrate all the fruits of our partnered labor. At each Fellowship Gathering, we will have time to visit with one another over dessert, worship together, and hear an update from Mike Mercer, Compassion First President.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Washington Banquets, how you can get involved and/or secure your table! We are thrilled to share "Love Never Fails", the theme of this year's banquet, and all the incredible operational advancements made possible by people like you.

CF Washington Fellowship Gathering (Oak Harbor)
Feb
27
7:00 pm19:00

CF Washington Fellowship Gathering (Oak Harbor)

  • Life Church

According to the dictionary, the word fellowship denotes a community of persons who share an interest, feeling or experience. We are passionate about our work, and know that you are too, so we invite you to join with us others who share our passion and interest. There is no cost involved; this is an opportunity for Compassion First to give back to you, share updates about the ongoing ministry, and celebrate all the fruits of our partnered labor. At each Fellowship Gathering, we will have time to visit with one another over dessert, worship together, and hear an update from Mike Mercer, Compassion First President.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about the upcoming Washington Banquets, how you can get involved and/or secure your table! We are thrilled to share "Love Never Fails", the theme of this year's banquet, and all the incredible operational advancements made possible by people like you.

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/21/2015
Feb
21
10:00 am10:00

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/21/2015

  • Compassion First Headquarters

Compassion First (CF) will be sponsoring a series of volunteer informational sessions for those desiring to join in the local fight against Human Trafficking. Presenters will include CF Local Program Director, retired Sergeant Mike Geiger of Portland Police Bureau's Human Trafficking Unit, and Esther Craig, retired Founder and Program Manager of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Unit, at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.  

The session will be focused on developing a better understanding of who CF is and the work we have been engaged in for the past several years; this will help frame the context for the work locally. 

As many individuals are just beginning to learn about the magnitude of this crime, we will provide a summary that will give meaning to the terms "Human Trafficking" and "Sexual Exploitation." Developing a basic understanding of Human Trafficking will help those desiring to volunteer better identify how they may be of service. This segment will be followed by an explanation of CF's volunteer initiative (CF Resource Teams) and why this is vital to the local anti-trafficking efforts.

We will be breaking down the various volunteer categories and providing an explanation of what each category means and how it fits into the larger work. We recognize that there are many existing ministries currently engaged in this field, so this will also serve to help potential volunteers connect with the right ministry. Our hope is that those who are interested in joining the cause will be equipped to know how they may use their gifts on behalf of those in need.

The 2 hour session will be broken down into approximately 30 minute blocks:

Getting to know CF - 30 minutes

Human Trafficking 101 - 30 minutes

CF Resource Team Breakdown - 30 minutes

Question and Answer - 30 minutes

Note: Our presenters are happy to interact beyond the scheduled session timeframe for those wishing to stay and continue the dialogue.

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/17/2015
Feb
17
6:00 pm18:00

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/17/2015

  • Compassion First Headquarters

Compassion First (CF) will be sponsoring a series of volunteer informational sessions for those desiring to join in the local fight against Human Trafficking. Presenters will include CF Local Program Director, retired Sergeant Mike Geiger of Portland Police Bureau's Human Trafficking Unit, and Esther Craig, retired Founder and Program Manager of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Unit, at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.  

The session will be focused on developing a better understanding of who CF is and the work we have been engaged in for the past several years; this will help frame the context for the work locally. 

As many individuals are just beginning to learn about the magnitude of this crime, we will provide a summary that will give meaning to the terms "Human Trafficking" and "Sexual Exploitation." Developing a basic understanding of Human Trafficking will help those desiring to volunteer better identify how they may be of service. This segment will be followed by an explanation of CF's volunteer initiative (CF Resource Teams) and why this is vital to the local anti-trafficking efforts.

We will be breaking down the various volunteer categories and providing an explanation of what each category means and how it fits into the larger work. We recognize that there are many existing ministries currently engaged in this field, so this will also serve to help potential volunteers connect with the right ministry. Our hope is that those who are interested in joining the cause will be equipped to know how they may use their gifts on behalf of those in need.

The 2 hour session will be broken down into approximately 30 minute blocks:

Getting to know CF - 30 minutes

Human Trafficking 101 - 30 minutes

CF Resource Team Breakdown - 30 minutes

Question and Answer - 30 minutes

Note: Our presenters are happy to interact beyond the scheduled session timeframe for those wishing to stay and continue the dialogue.

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/12/2015
Feb
12
10:00 am10:00

Local Volunteer Informational Session - 2/12/2015

  • Compassion First Headquarters

Compassion First (CF) will be sponsoring a series of volunteer informational sessions for those desiring to join in the local fight against Human Trafficking. Presenters will include CF Local Program Director, retired Sergeant Mike Geiger of Portland Police Bureau's Human Trafficking Unit, and Esther Craig, retired Founder and Program Manager of the Commercial Sexual Exploitation Unit, at the Sexual Assault Resource Center.  

The session will be focused on developing a better understanding of who CF is and the work we have been engaged in for the past several years; this will help frame the context for the work locally. 

As many individuals are just beginning to learn about the magnitude of this crime, we will provide a summary that will give meaning to the terms "Human Trafficking" and "Sexual Exploitation." Developing a basic understanding of Human Trafficking will help those desiring to volunteer better identify how they may be of service. This segment will be followed by an explanation of CF's volunteer initiative (CF Resource Teams) and why this is vital to the local anti-trafficking efforts.

We will be breaking down the various volunteer categories and providing an explanation of what each category means and how it fits into the larger work. We recognize that there are many existing ministries currently engaged in this field, so this will also serve to help potential volunteers connect with the right ministry. Our hope is that those who are interested in joining the cause will be equipped to know how they may use their gifts on behalf of those in need.

The 2 hour session will be broken down into approximately 30 minute blocks:

Getting to know CF - 30 minutes

Human Trafficking 101 - 30 minutes

CF Resource Team Breakdown - 30 minutes

Question and Answer - 30 minutes

Note: Our presenters are happy to interact beyond the scheduled session timeframe for those wishing to stay and continue the dialogue.