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Bid to have a local celebrity deliver your Valentine-A-Gram order!
 

Make your treat extra sweet with a personal delivery by a local celebrity.

100% of auction proceeds will go towards providing hot nutritious meals to homebound seniors.



Bidding is as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1

 

Order your Valentine-A-Gram
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Once you've completed your order, come back to this page and select the celebrity you want to deliver your Valentine-A-Gram
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Step 2
 

Select a celebrity
from the list below.

Click on the link to go to the eBay auction page for that celebrity auction.

 
Step 3
 


Place a bid.
Bidding starts on February 1st at 3:00 p.m.

Bid to have a celebrity deliver your Valentine-A-Gram on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012 between 9:15 and 10:30 a.m.

All auctions are hosted on eBay. You'll need an eBay account to participate. Don't have an account? Click here to sign up for a new eBay account.

Purchasers are limited to no more than two delivery stops within the Portland/Vancouver area. For questions about delivery location restrictions, please contact our Valentine-A-Gram hotline at 503-953-8219 or email support@valentine-a-gram.org.

Ride Along Option: Make your delivery even more special for you and your special someone and ride along with your celebrity during the Valentine-A-Gram delivery. Passengers will need to be available from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Valentine's Day and will need to meet the driver at the Meals on Wheels People headquarters in Southwest Portland (limit two passengers per celebrity). There is no extra cost to ride along. Please note: Not all celebrities are participating.  See eBay celebrity description for participation details.

Bidding for celebrity drivers will conclude at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. Winners will be notified via email on Saturday, Feb. 11.

     

 

Participating Celebrities

 

   

KGW's Drew Carney
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Drew Carney
KGW Newschannel 8 at Sunrise

Drew Carney joined KGW Newschannel 8 in September of 2006. His "Out and About" reports can be seen weekday mornings on KGW's “Newschannel 8 at Sunrise" between 5-7 a.m.

Drew's TV career began more than a decade ago, after growing up on the East Coast and attending college in Philadelphia. He started out as a sports anchor & reporter with stops in small markets like Abilene, Texas, & Johnstown, Pennsylvania before making the move to Portland in October of 2000. Drew switched gears from sports anchor to morning show feature reporter in the summer of 2002.

Since then, he's learned to call the Pacific Northwest home. He married a born-and-raised Oregonian in the summer of 2006. He & his wife now share a home in the Portland suburbs with their twin boys and a Border Terrier named Zoey.



Mayor Tim Leavitt
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Mayor Tim Leavitt
Vancouver, Washington

The Leavitt's moved to Clark County in 1980. After graduating from Fort Vancouver High School in 1989, Tim attended Clark Community College where he earned his Associate in Arts (AA) Degree. He then transferred to Washington State University and earned both a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering.

Tim returned to Vancouver after college and became active in his neighborhood association (Image), serving as Co-Chair. Shortly thereafter, he entered and graduated from the Leadership Clark County program, became active with the downtown Vancouver Rotary Club, and began volunteering for the City's Planning Commission.

After seven years as a city council member, Leavitt was elected as Mayor of Vancouver, beginning this responsibility on January 1, 2010. In his available free time, Tim enjoys traveling and stays fit with golfing, basketball and skiing.




Kurt and Rob Widmer
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Kurt and Rob Widmer
Widmer Brothers Brewing

Kurt and Rob Widmer are Portland natives who have been lucky enough to turn their passion for beer and brewing into a rewarding career.

Recognizing the importance of giving back to the community Kurt and Rob began delivering Meals on Wheels 15 years ago. The brothers consider delivering meals to home bound seniors one of the most rewarding things that they do. In that time they've made many friends while helping seniors in the community.



 

Kurt and Rob Widmer
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Dave Dahl
President, Dave's Killer Bread

Dave grew up working in his parents' Portland bakery, Nature's Storehouse, later known as NatureBake, a small producer of natural and healthy breads, rolls, and cookies.

Dave struggled with severe depression. He turned to drugs more and more. Methamphetamines led him down a road of crime and incarceration. He was sentenced to state prison four times for a total of 15 years. The turning point came in 2001, about 3.5 years into his last sentence, when he found help for his depression via prescription medication and subsequent vocational training for computer-aided drafting/machining. The fork in the road toward healing led to his reconnection with his brother, Glenn Dahl, who had taken over the family business, which he renamed NatureBake in the 80's. The result was Glenn giving Dave another chance at being a baker.

Jumping headfirst back into the family business, Dave started back at the bakery as an oven operator in production and moonlighted redeveloping NatureBake's cookie line to eliminate trans fats and animal products in the cookies. Dave had planned to keep creating new varieties of cookies and muffins until he redirected his focus toward bread, after Glenn inspired him with the thought of developing a successful bread line for a stake in the company.

Within 3 months, Dave had 6 new varieties (originally called "Dave's Bread," but amended to "Dave's Killer Bread") ready to take to market.

From the time DKB was introduced to the public, Dave's personal message of redemption and vision of "making the world a better place, one loaf of bread at a time" has appeared on the back of every loaf's package.

Dave continues to practice his vision of "making the world a better place, one loaf of bread at a time," by speaking to groups of at-risk youth, prisoners, and business leaders. He believes that the only way to keep growing is to share the great lessons he has learned.



 

Kurt and Rob Widmer
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Sister Mary Malice and Slaugtra
Rose City Rollers

Sister Merry Malice joined the Rose City Rollers in November of 2006. She eventually scrapped her way onto the rockingest team in the East or West (Guns N Rollers!) in November of 2007. Malice helped found RCR's recreational division, the Rose City Wreckers, and served on the board of directors for two years. She remains active as the league's alumnae coordinator, and as RCR's on-call grammar and market research consultant. Retirement from home team skating has allowed her the time to take up extreme quilting and competitive drinking.

Slaughtra began skating with the Rose City Rollers in the spring of 2009 after being inspired by the amazing women she saw skate at 2008's WFTDA championships, Northwest Knockdown. She has just begun her second season with the most rockin' team in North and South America, the Guns N Rollers! When she's not busy skating and winning after parties with GNR, she can be found relaxing on the homestead, making yummy lotions and bath scrubs for friends, or at the bar being a bad influence, encouraging you to just have one more.



 

Kurt and Rob Widmer
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"Mr. Rip City" Bill Schonely and two Blazer Dancers
Founding Broadcaster/Ambassador

"Mr. Rip City," aka Bill Schonely, is serving as the Trail Blazer family's Founding Broadcaster/Ambassador for the eighth year. "The Schonz," who was the voice of the Trail Blazers from their birth in 1970 through the 1998 playoffs, hosts "Blazers Flashbacks" on radio and "Memorable Moments" on Blazers television, looking back at the franchise's hallmark events, and serves in a variety of ways as the organization's ambassador to the community.

In 2009 alone, the local legend was named Portland First Citizen by the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Grand Marshall of the Rose Festival Starlight Parade and had the "Bill's Kids Fund" established in his name by Providence Child Center to honor his longstanding dedication to and compassion for the medically fragile children who call the center home. The city of Portland declared April 3, 2010 a day of appreciation for Schonely.

His 30 years behind the microphone was the second-longest tenure in the NBA to the late Chick Hearn, the legendary voice of the Lakers. A nominee for the prestigious Curt Gowdy Award at the Basketball Hall of Fame, Schonely's popularity has prompted the city councils and mayors of Portland, Vancouver, Wash., Lake Oswego and Gresham to pass resolutions calling for his inclusion into the Hall.

     



 

 

 

 

All items are generously donated by:

All items generously donated by:

 

Meals on Wheels People is a nonprofit, secular agency that has been meeting the social and nutritional needs of local area seniors since 1970.

More than 5,000 meals are prepared daily. With the help of 450 volunteers each weekday, meals are delivered to homebound seniors through the Meals on Wheels program and served at 31 meal centers throughout Multnomah, Clark and Washington counties.

For more information, visit our website at www.mealsonwheelspeople.org