It’s Willamette Week Give!Guide time again. The newspaper selected 150 nonprofit organizations this year to benefit from its goal to raise $4.4 million from 10,000 donors. Additionally, $347,000 is available in matching donations.
Several of the selected organizations hail from in or very near Concordia. Visit GiveGuide.org to donate to these organizations and/ or others:
Black United Fund of Oregon assists in the social and economic development of Oregon’s low-income communities and contributes to a broader understanding of ethnic- and culturally-diverse groups.
Columbia Slough Watershed Council protects and enhances the Columbia Slough and its watershed through community engagement, education and restoration.
Community Cycling Center broadens access to bicycling and its benefits by helping build a vibrant community in which people of all backgrounds use bicycles to stay healthy and connected.
Habitat for Humanity believes everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. People in the Portland area partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home and pay an affordable mortgage.
Northeast Emergency Food Program, as described in the story above, provides food and clothing assistance to culturally- and racially-diverse neighbors while working to develop community solutions to food insecurity.
Schoolhouse Supplies, housed at Madison High School, provides free school supplies to students in need. Program organizers believe every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education, regardless of economic circumstance.
Trillium Family Services, a partner in the Faubion 3 to PhD program, strives to help create safe communities where children are healthy and every family has the opportunity for success.