Cobwebs, Costumes, Cameras and Kids

- Local businesses celebrate Halloween by raising money for the Oregon Food Bank -

PORTLAND, OR – “At this time of year, when the children in our lives are busy dreaming up elaborate costumes, and trick-or-treat routes designed to maximize candy collection, it’s easy to forget that more than 200,000 people rely on emergency food boxes from the Oregon Food Bank each month. Sadly, many of them are children.” So says Sellwood-based photographer Kim Campbell. Inspired by that sobering statistic, Campbell and the folks at SpielWerk Community Toy Shop, have decided to team up – and dress up – this Halloween to help raise money to fight hunger in Oregon.

On Friday, October 31, 2008, from 2 – 6 pm, costumed babies, toddlers and children are invited to haunt the halls of Campbell Salgado Studio as they sample yummy granola bars, create seasonal crafts, and are photographed in their spookiest Halloween finery.

Admission to this fun-filled family-friendly event is free, but Halloween portraits may be purchased for $10 (digital format) or $20 (prints), with all proceeds benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. A food drive barrel will also be on-site for those wishing to make an additional donation of non-perishable food items, providing attendees with an opportunity to make a difference in our community.

Schedule of Events (All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.):

2 pm – 3 pm: Baby Boos
Portland’s tiniest ghosts and goblins are invited to strut their Halloween stuff by participating in a special photo session just for costumed babies and toddlers.

3 pm – 5 pm: Sugar Skulls
Representatives from SpielWerk toy store will be on hand to help kids create their own authentic Day of the Dead sugar skulls.

3 pm – 6 pm: Spooky Snapshots
School-aged gremlins and ghouls will get their chance to strike a pose in their spookiest regalia – and help fight hunger too.

Rounding out the day’s events will be a kids’ costume contest and a raffle of lovely gift baskets full of prizes donated by Sellwood-Moreland area businesses including SpielWerk, Looking Glass Bookstore, Grand Central Bakery, Pizazz Salon, HandMaids, Vino, Haggis McBaggis, Mocha Momma’s, Please Be Seated, What’s For Dinner, A Piece of Cake Bakery, Blue Kangaroo, Tilde, Adobe Rose Cafe, Branches, By the Bunch, Elixia Wellness, Caprial’s Bistro, Staccato Gelato, Noah’s Bagels, QFC, Hollywood Video, Lili Patisserie Café, Fuschia, GR Scrub, Garden State Food Cart, Sound Roots School of Modern Music and Jules of Morocco (which recently moved to Multnomah Village).

Campbell Salgado Studio is located in the Sellwood neighborhood at 8107 SE 16th Avenue, Portland, OR 97202.

How Proceeds from This Event Will Benefit Hungry Oregon Families:
As mentioned above, admission to this fun-filled Halloween-themed event is free, but portraits may be purchased for $10 in digital format, or for $20 as prints, with all proceeds benefiting the Oregon Food Bank. According to the Oregon Food Bank web site, for every dollar the Oregon Food Bank receives, it is able to move five pounds of food through its food distribution program, and a $10 contribution helps collect and distribute enough food to fill an emergency food box. A typical emergency food box provides enough food for a family of four for three-to-five days.

Proceeds raised from this special Halloween portrait event will enable food to flow through Oregon Food Bank’s four distribution centers in Portland, Hillsboro, southeast Oregon and Tillamook, and to 16 independent regional food banks. Ultimately, this food will reach 915 local hunger-relief agencies in both Oregon and Clark County, Washington. So not only will those who attend this holiday event walk away with adorable Halloween portraits of their babies and children, they’ll also being doing something to help Oregon families who may not have enough to eat. (A food drive barrel will also be onsite for those who wish to donate additional non-perishable food items.)

About Campbell Salgado Studio: Husband and wife team Francisco Salgado and Kim Campbell joined forces professionally in 1995 to create Campbell Salgado Studio, a trend-setting Oregon-based photography studio with an international clientèle. Situated in a lovingly restored 1908 building with an attached portrait garden, Campbell Salgado Studio helps families record the special moments of their lives through breathtakingly beautiful and original photography. To learn more about Campbell Salgado Studio, please visit their website at or call 503-736-3040.


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