Kells Irish Pub to launch ‘green rain’ benefit for Northeast Portland’s Center for Medically Fragile Children

The fundraiser benefits young people such as Shana McCormick, who dances here with her dad during the center's annual prom.

Kell’s Irish Pub will kick off its annual benefit for Northeast Portland’s Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The event, at 112 S.W. Second Ave., involves patrons “sending cash to the ceiling” at Kells until the annual “sweep” prior to St. Patrick’s Day.

Last year, $9,000 was collected. Kells matches the total each year, which amounted to a record $18,000 last year, according to a Providence spokesperson.
Since the first “green rain” in 1995, the event has raised more than $193,000.

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Source: Larry Bingham, The Oregonian 

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