We Believe // Watson Holiday Benefit Bash

Over $5,000 raised for Oregon Children’s Theatre
December 13th, 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped support the arts!

‘Tis the season to give! We believe that now, more than ever, we need to support organizations that are creating a better world. This year, Watson Creative invited the community to take the time or money they might have spent to purchase a gift and give back to some of our favorite local arts organizations. Our goal was to raise money and awareness for Oregon Children’s Theatre, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and Oregon Symphony to reassess what it means to give during the holidays. But we couldn’t do it alone.

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In order to reach our goal, we made giving back even more rewarding than it normally would be. Every donation or engagement in our holiday portal awarded points to users who could bid on cool prizes and enter exclusive giveaways. For every dollar raised for Oregon Children’s Theatre, Watson pledged to match up to $2,000. Our season of giving back culminated in our Holiday Benefit Bash on December 13th at Watson Creative’s studios. Because of the generosity of our community, we were able to raise over $5,000 for Oregon Children’s Theatre on the night of our event! We even gave away a resort stay in Mexico at the end of night. Between the funds raised, the exciting giveaways, the custom photobooth, festive cocktails, impactful performances, and all around good cheer, ‘twas a night we’ll never forget.

Thank you to our generous network of donors for contributing rewards to our event and to our community for contributing to Oregon Children’s Theatre. With your support our Holiday Benefit Bash was a huge success!

Organizations Supported


We were blown away by the musical performances from members of the award-winning Young Professionals Company from Oregon Children’s Theatre. Each young performer sang a song that showcased the advanced training of OCT’s teen theater company.

Kai Tomizawa

age 15

Clayton Lukens

age 16

Morgan Demetre

age 17


From a 7 day resort stay in Mexico, to a Timbers package that’s any fan’s dream, we had so many incredible sweepstakes prizes to give away thanks to our generous donors! Congratulations to the recipients who won these sweepstakes by supporting the arts. Learn about our prizes and find out who won below!


The stakes were high on our auction prizes that were bid on up until the last moment. From a personal Ruby Jewel Ice Cream making experience to a Moccamaster coffee maker, we are so thankful to the generous donors who contributed these rewards. Learn more about each reward and who had the winning bids below!

Thank you for coming to our Holiday Benefit Bash!

Your continued support of the arts is truly appreciated. Check out the links below for information about shows and other events.