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Guest Blog: Fix Auto Recycled Rides

November 19, 2011 |  by  |  Blog  |  1 Comment

Fix Auto generously donated 200 reusable bags to help support the Montavilla Farmers Market loaner bag program. Below is a special guest blog about other ways they support the local community.

FIX AUTO Cares

Fix Auto believes giving back to our local community is a characteristic of a truly exceptional organization. Lending a helping a hand to those in need can have a long-lasting, profound and positive effect on the communities we work and live in. This is why the Fix Auto is participating in the National Auto Body Council’s (NABC) Recycled Rides® program, a national initiative that allows members like us to use their finely honed collision repair skills to help deserving families get back on the road.

Take a look at the Fix Auto Recycled Rides public service announcement here.

Who benefits from the program?

In Portland, Oregon, Fix Auto will be giving away a car to a family with a child at OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Kiwanis Cancer Program, ranked among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in eight specialties. Each year, OHSU Doernbecher cares for tens of thousands of children from Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond in a patient-friendly, family-centered environment.

The vehicle giveaway will be at our Fix Auto Sunset location. The giveaway date is: Thursday, December 8, 2011 @ 10:00 am at 13645 NW Science Park DR, Portland OR  97229, 503-646-3368

How can you get involved?

In addition to the vehicle, the donation of gas or other gift cards, toys, books and food are also welcomed. If you would like to donate any of these items, please drop them off at the participating locations below by December 7th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

FIX AUTO Beaverton        4150 SW 141st AV, Beaverton, OR  97005  (503) 643-5521

FIX AUTO Gresham          935 SE 202nd AV, Gresham, OR  97233  (503) 665-8191

FIX AUTO Portland           1722 E Burnside ST, Portland, OR  97214  (503) 235-5671

FIX AUTO Portland East   9255 SE Stark ST, Portland, OR  97216  (503) 257-9255

FIX AUTO Sunset              13645 NW Science PK DR, Portland, OR  97229  (503) 646-3368

FIX AUTO The Dalles        3425 Crates Way, The Dalles, OR  97058  (541) 506-1600

Share the Road,

Camille Eber
Second Generation Owner

Fix Auto Portland East – Local Independent Family Business
(You may know us as Roth & Miller Autobody – we’re the same owners you already know and trust.)

About Fix Auto: Fix Auto is an international network of performance-based collision repair facilities. Based in Anaheim Hills, CA, Fix Auto USA includes over 188 network locations throughout the United States, including 43 franchises, making it one of North America’s largest networks of independent collision repair centers. Customer satisfaction-driven, Fix Auto strives to deliver a consistent, timely and quality repair each and every time, and promises a lifetime guarantee on all of the work performed by Fix Auto locations. For more information about Fix Auto, go to www.fixauto.com.

Bring your bags: City bag ban goes into effect October 15

September 22, 2011 |  by  |  News  |  No Comments

On July 21, the City of Portland joined a handful of cities in banning plastic bags at the check out counter of large retail stores. Single-use plastic bags often end up littering our streets, jamming up recycling equipment, and polluting our waterways and oceans, not to mention the natural resources used for their manufacture and transport. The new ordinance goes into effect on October 15.

While farmers markets are exempt from the ordinance, the Montavilla Farmers Market has long encouraged the use of reusable bags. Last year, we launched our Market Loaner Bag program to reduce the number of disposable bags used to bring home the bounty of the market. We began with loaner bags crafted out of discarded t-shirts, and made available at our Info Booth for shoppers to borrow. The program has since expanded with the generous donation of reusable bags from St. Peter and Paul Episcopal Church and Fix Auto. Now, many of our vendors have these reusable bags available to borrow right at their booths.

tshirtsIn honor of the City’s new ordinance, be sure to bring your reusable bags to the market on October 16, or borrow one of our handy loaner bags! We also sell reusable mesh produce bags for $1 at the Info Booth to carry home your smaller items.

Want to do more to help support the loaner bag program? We can always use the donation of reusable bags or t-shirts to transform into more bags. Or, sew some bags yourself with these easy instructions! You can also contact our volunteer coordinator to help us prepare donated bags for use at the market. Any way you can contribute help to make our market and our community more sustainable.

Loaner Bags

January 22, 2011 |  by  |   |  Comments Off on Loaner Bags

Montavilla Farmers Market / Loaner Bag Program

Upcycled and repurposed just for you.

To further our commitment to replacing waste with reusability, the Montavilla Farmers Market launched the Market Loaner Bag program in 2010. With the help of our shoppers, we’re hoping to put an end to the “use-it-once” mentality by providing market bags to borrow if you’ve forgotten yours. The handmade bags have been made from t-shirts that have been donated by the Market community and cleverly sewn by volunteers, including neighborhood home sewers and boutique Union Rose.

We were also lucky enough to have numerous reusable bags donated by Saints Peter and Paul Episcopal Church and Fix Auto Portland East to help support this program.

Borrow A Bag

The Market will have these unique bags on hand at the Info Booth, based on availability,  for market shoppers to borrow and fill with produce & other market goods. The bags may be borrowed for the week and should be returned the next time you visit market, hopefully the following Sunday. Returning them promptly will ensure their availability at market for the season duration. Our handy and free Produce Storage Guide will teach you how to safely store your farmers market produce once you get it home, reducing the need for disposable plastic bags.

Get Crafty

We can always use more loaner bags, so if you’re feeling crafty, help us to make some more! Here’s a site with some easy instructions on how to do it. Donations of loaner bags are always welcome at the Information Booth.