AFC/Doctors Express Portland Adopts a Family Through the Christmas Family Adoption Program

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The urgent care center wanted to give back to a less fortunate family during Christmas and provide them with the holiday experience they deserve.

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Giving assistance to those in need is something we do every day. During the holidays, we're more motivated to reach beyond the clinic.

This Christmas season, AFC/Doctors Express Portland urgent care clinics in NE Portland, NW Portland, and Lake Oswego adopted a family through the Christmas Family Adoption Program.

The Christmas Family Adoption Foundation is a non-profit organization that identifies families who need help during the holidays in Oregon and Washington. They are the region's most active charity every Christmas, providing less fortunate families with household essentials and gift certificates for a wonderful holiday meal.

The entire AFC/Doctors Express Portland team contributed to helping one special family this holiday season, including physicians, clinical staff, the sales team, and others. Donations were collected throughout December with dozens of great gifts being purchased and wrapped during the week of Dec. 14.

Linda Stone, Lake Oswego Clinic Manager and lead coordinator of the Adopt a Family Project for AFC/Doctors Express Portland, could not contain her pride and excitement when asked about the urgent care clinic's involvement in the foundation.

"It's really about executing our Core Purpose at Doctors Express. It says that we 'value each individual and commit to improve every life we touch with dignity, care, and compassion,'" Stone said.

"Being involved in projects like this, in reality, is really just a small way to further achieve our purpose. We're very honored and fortunate to help this family. Giving assistance to those in need is something we do every day. During the holidays, we're more motivated to reach beyond the clinic," Stone added.

Gifts that were donated on behalf of AFC/Doctors Express Portland included toys, puzzles, clothes, and gift cards to local retail and grocery stores. The entire gift package was excitedly delivered to The Christmas Family Adoption Foundation on Dec. 15.

Upon arriving at the foundation, the gifts were then redelivered to the SE Portland family the next day -- an expecting single mother of three children ages 16, 8, and 2 with the baby girl due in March.

This is the third year that AFC/Doctors Express Portland has participated in the annual Adopt a Family holiday giving project. Stone added that the entire clinic is looking forward to next year's Adopt a Family program and they hope their donations helped to give this year's family a holiday that they'll never forget.

About AFC/Doctors Express Portland

AFC/Doctors Express Portland offers the care patients need, whether it's treatment for injuries or illness, lab testing, vaccines, or physicals. AFC/Doctors Express Portland has experienced providers, a pharmacy, and an onsite lab for one-stop convenience. To learn more, visit

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