Mollie and Harold outside their Portland home.
Neighbor inspires giving from phenomenal couple
The changing seasons remind us of Mollie and Harold, who gave special meaning to the word “neighborly.”
Last autumn we received a wonderful check for $50,000 from their estate. They lived frugally and long - each to the age of 95 - and donated generously to us and other nonprofit groups in their will.
Mollie and Harold shared a close friendship with their neighbor and her three daughters, attending all of their school events, recitals and extracurricular activities. One of the daughters had struggled with addiction and for a time used our syringe exchange program. Howard and Mollie empathized with her struggle, witnessed the family’s love, and appreciated the services provided by Outside In.
Mollie had fled from Russia as a child. She recalled her brother, one of nine siblings, crying each night with too little to eat. She and Harold asserted all people should have access to food and medical care.
We are honored by their belief in us and by their kindness. As the seasons change, such gifts serve as a reminder we now find constant: helping people in need requires a community of support.
If Outside In is included in your will, or you would like to do so, please contact Development and Communications Director Kelly Anderson. Thank you.