We are proud contributors to the following organizations
Community Warehouse is a local, nonprofit furniture bank that collects and redistributes donated furniture and household goods to neighbors in need.
The Bradley Angle mission is to offer survivors of domestic and sexual violence options for safety, empowerment, healing and hope, while collaborating with our communities to create social change.
The Cascade AIDS Project, founded in 1983, is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
The Children’s Cancer Association is there when seriously ill children and their families need more than medicine, CCA is there with compassion and innovation creating moments of respite and hope, in the hospital and at home.
Donors Resource connects individuals and businesses who want to donate items with nonprofit organizations that need them. Our message is simple: Meet a Need. Donate Stuff.
First Book provides new books to children in need, addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books.
The mission of Molly’s Fund is to inform the public about lupus by partnering with the medical community, foundations, and government organizations.
The Oregon Food Bank takes a holistic approach to ending hunger by bringing our community together to provide food, education and hope to our neighbors in need.
The Raphael House of Portland is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of intimate partner violence in a variety of ways.
Self-Determination Resources has worked with people who have disabilities to assist them to achieve true choice and control of the supports and resources available to them so that they can reach their goals.
Oregon SMART’s proven model engages community volunteers across Oregon to read one-on-one with PreK through third-grade children for one hour per week during the school year.
Young Musicians & Artists provide young people with a unique summer experience focusing on quality education in the visual and performing arts, where they share creative talents in a nurturing and positive environment that builds confidence, promotes leadership, reinforces moral values, and enhances self-esteem.
The mission of the Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon is a to empower individuals to meet the challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease through information, education, personal support and advocacy for a cure.
Connect for a Cause – created by Organizers Northwest
This unique group was started when Missy Gerber saw an opportunity to blend business with noble causes. Her very simple, innovative model brings together businesses in an event twice a year for the benefit of local non-profit organizations.
The “fee” (per person) ranges from $30 to $40 and the event may be held in a public space, a private home or at the non-profit itself. Sometimes the group volunteers at the organization, sometimes the event is simply an evening of conversation among the participants with a short talk by the recipient non-profit. Expenses for the event are subtracted from the total amount received and the remaining amount is donated to that non-profit.
If you are a business owner who would like to help others but can’t squeeze it into your overbooked schedule, this may be a perfect fit for you.
Would you like to attend an event? Email Missy at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Please Add Me To CFC” in the subject line. You will be invited to any future events.
See you there!
Our professional organizers are involved in many organizations that give back to the community here in Portland and beyond. Read more about other community involvement here.