Nursingale is so pleased to be this year’s designated charity. Know that while you are enjoying Portland’s greatest New Year's Eve celebration that you are also helping to care for our community’s most vulnerable children. Nursingale is Oregon's only non-profit provider of home-based skilled nursing care for those who are chronically medically fragile. These children require extensive and skilled care by nurses working under orders of their physician, while at the same time working with the families to ensure that they are involved in decisions concerning their child’s care. This also allows parents to be involved in life apart from the 24/7 care required by their child. They are able to have full time jobs, attend church, be involved in social and civic organizations and spend time with friends and family…all the while keeping their children healthy and helping them to thrive to their full potential.