"Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping to make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place -- one athlete, one volunteer, one family member at a time."
Hooked on Fishing
I'm Hooked will use fishing as a platform to reach urban youth, giving them an alternative to the many negative influences they may encounter. I'm Hooked will provide youth with opportunities to learn new skills, to make a difference in their community, to interact with other youth from diverse cultural backgrounds, gain experiences in leadership and shared decision making. We will instill an appreciation for nature, conservation, restoration and education.
"The Wapato Showdown is organized by the Gaston Oregon Pythians. We are a non-profit organization. Our purpose is to promote good will between men to help strengthen man-kind for the future."
DA Victims Services
"Our Victims' Advocates connect with Community Corrections, local law enforcement, the District Attorney's Office, the Oregon State Parole Board, and local community partners to ensure that victims receive the most up-to-date information on offenders, their rights, and services available to them."
Concerns of Police Survivors
"C.O.P.S. provides Hands-On Programs designed specifically for each survivorship to help rebuild their shattered lives. These programs allow survivors to receive support from peers who know how they feel, attend seminar sessions specifically designed for their needs and obtain resources to help them on their journey of grief and coping."
Boy Scouts of America
"The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing programs for young people that build character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. For more than 100 years, Boy Scouts of America has helped build future leaders by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun."
Domestic Violence Resource Center
"We are a non-profit agency providing free and confidential services to adult and child survivors of domestic violence within Washington County, Oregon and surrounding areas. We offer protective order advocacy, professional counseling, confidential shelter, 24-hr crisis line response, safety planning, resource referrals, and community training."
"You love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world. You're always looking for an adventure. Rappelling a cliff. Perfecting your shot. Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset. Exploring your faith. Volunteering at an animal shelter. The choice is yours! Each activity provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you. Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You'll acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast: leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, responsibility -- the list goes on!"
National Alliance on Mental Illness
"What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need."
American Cancer Society
"At the American Cancer Society, we're on a mission to free the world from cancer. Until we do, we'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better."
Various School Donations to local school districts – PTO’s and sports programs:
Banks School District
"Our goal is to share current renovation and construction information that is happening throughout the campus."
Hillsboro School District
"We are the fourth-largest public school district in the state of Oregon with 35 schools serving more than 20,000 students from preschool through twelfth grade. We have a skilled, caring, and dedicated staff who are committed to supporting each student’s academic and personal growth in safe and inclusive environments; and strong community partnerships that allow us to provide unique opportunities to our students as they move through our system and prepare for life after high school."
Beaverton School District
"The unified Beaverton School District was founded in July 1960. Today, we educate more than 40,000 students in 51 schools. We are the third-largest school district in Oregon. Beaverton schools are dedicated to providing outstanding, challenging educational opportunities that prepare all students to be college and career ready."
Shop with a Cop
"Shop with a Cop provides a fun filled day for a number of children in need throughout Connecticut while creating positive relationships with law enforcement. This unique December shopping experience assists children and can deter them from choosing a life of crime or violence. The participating children are identified by schools, churches, youth organizations, and social services agencies."
Wounded Warrior Project
"Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) provides free programs and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care. The demand for our programs and services has grown from serving a handful of injured veterans to now serving tens of thousands, and we continue to receive hundreds of new registrations from injured veterans, their families, and caregivers each month."
"My name is Bobbie Bebereia. I retired after 20+ years as a 911 Dispatcher at Oregon's second largest PSAP 911 center. My husband, a Deputy Sheriff, recently retired after 25 years with a large metro area Sheriffs Department. I was always grateful that he returned home safe at the end of every shift. I know many are not so lucky. I combined my love of quilting with my appreciation of all those who are not so fortunate. It is our hope that these handmade quilts will provide comfort to these officers."