The Hough Foundation builds bridges within our community by cultivating self-reliance, mentoring parents and students, advocating for mental health and social services, and providing classroom, after school and early learning enrichment opportunities.
Our vision is for a healthy, thriving community transformed by empowered citizens who are actively engaged in the creation of an environment where children and families learn, grow and strengthen their connections to one another.
It's is cold outside!
Please donate new warm tops and bottoms (i.e., sweat pants, leggings, & warm-ups) for our kids at Hough. Your donations of children size clothing are greatly appreciated!
For more information please contact:
Family Service Center
1900 Daniels Street,
Vancouver, WA 98660
The 23rd Annual Paddy Hough Parade is a school and all community parade that celebrates our rich heritage and education. Entries in the parade are involved in education, community services, fire and police, dignitaries from city and state government, Vancouver Public Schools, marching bands, Vancouver Fire Pipes and Drums, local car clubs and civic organizations and much more!
The parade is presented by the Hough Foundation each year as a service to Hough Elementary School and the greater community. The parade celebrates the birthday of Patrick (Paddy) Hough who was born on March 17th, in Tipperary, Ireland. Hough was an educator who came to Vancouver, WA via Canada in 1899. Paddy was an educator in Vancouver until 1925 and in 1941 Hough Elementary School was built named in is honor. The community that sprouted up around the school bears his name as well.