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The Adoor Project of the Pacific Northwest, organized by Harbor Art Guild, thanks all who participated in our first artistic door silent auction.
This succesful first annual Adoor Project provides scholarship funds to benefit a graduate of the Aberdeen or Hoquiam High School Senior class.
One of the problems faced by high school graduates is continuing education, especially for those graduates whose interests are more in line with
technical and trades training. Up to this point there has been little local support for trade school attendees.
This scholarship addresses that need.
In 2018 Debbi Jensen and Gladys Whitney formed Sweeping Beauties of 98520 to help new business owners clean out storefront spaces to make way for new business. That evolved into beautifying vacant storefronts with decorated doors that were donated by Earthwise Architectural Savage in Aberdeen. Then, the doors started being painted by students and community members.
In 2019 The name was changed to the Adoor Project of the Pacific Northwest a Washington State recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up under the guidance of Douglas Orr of the Aberdeen Art Center. Debbi Jensen then recruited Tammy Heth and the two of them proceeded to introduce the Adoor Project to Aberdeen High School counselors. This program allows students to apply hours-worked on Adoor Project toward the 15 hours of community service to graduate. Many students and community members participated in painting the doors which were shown at the Goldberg Building, DNR, Mount Olympus Brewery, Nirvana Coffee, and several other sites.
In 2020 Covid 19 slowed the process but the group proceeded and started a silent auction through HAG. All Adoor Project sales go towards funding our scholarships for students at Aberdeen and Hoquiam High Schools.
The video below shows some of our first doors and provides additional information.
ADoor Project of the Pacific NorthWest is a nonprofit program under Harbor Art Guild’s 501 (C)(3). The purpose of this program is to provide qualified graduating high school seniors with a scholarship toward a Technical Career. High school counselors may provide students with a list of technical programs which students can pursue.
The local community is showing so much support for the ADoor Project, many have had to write and report on it. Below are a few media links:
Stafford Creek Partners to Raise Money for Aberdeen School Scholarships
The Daily World, August 22, 2020
Adoor Project Article Snippets, For the Senior Sunset Times, January, 2023
Adoor Project Article (page 17), The Senior Sunset Times Digital Edition , January, 2023
A senior student that discovered a career path within the CTE classes, desires to continue into
this chosen area, and requires supplies or further education. Senior students must be serious
and dedicated to following their high school and beyond plan.
It is the responsibility of the high school CTE department to nominate up to three senior students who are dedicated to a CTE program, a peer mentor in the classroom and is determined to make a difference in their future.
Please download the PDF below. On your high school letterhead, please included the following information on your nominee. Please attach student achievements or awards to enhance scholarship selection.
The Adoor Project is a sponsored program of the Harbor Art Guild, a 501 (c)3 non-profit,
in Grays Harbor County. It is a Washington State recognized nonprofit!
Thanks to Douglas Orr our president and the Harbor Arts Guild.
The Adoor Project is a confidence building project for the students that participate.
It's a risk free opportunity to put ART into the world.
The Adoor Project is proud to announce two seniors from Hoquiam High School and two seniors
from Aberdeen High School have been awarded scholarships of $500.00 each! Aberdeen High School
had it's presentation on June 8th. Douglas Orr, Tammy Heth and Debbi Branford Jensen did the presentations.
Hoquiam High School Recipients
Aberdeen High School Recipients
Community Outreach Coordinator
Please reach out to our staff if you have any questions about our scholarship programs.
Please support the businesses and entity above that help us do what we do.
Address: The ADoor Project of the Pacific Northwest, c/o Aberdeen Art Center, 200 West Market Street, Aberdeen WA 98520.
Phone: Or, call Douglas Orr (about the ADoor Project)at: (562) 208-4226.