What is Giving Tuesday?


Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, celebrating all acts of giving. As a company with a mission to empower womxn overcoming adversity and spread good, we want to join the movement by paying it forward + inviting you to come alongside us!

Pay It Forward


Inspired by the womxn on our team who share Ground Up with the people in their life, we’re giving you a Squeeze Pack (or multiple!) and encourage you to pass it along and spread the love. The more you purchase, the more Squeeze Packs you will get in your order!*

 

*Must order 2 or more items to get a pay-it-forward Squeeze Pack!

An Affirmation in Each Order


In each order, we are also including affirmations written by one of our team members. We've started sharing daily affirmations during our morning team meetings, and it's an inspirational and grounding way to start the day. Feel free to pass your affirmation along with your Squeeze Pack to spread the love, or keep it for yourself as a positive reminder.


Save the Date!

 

Join us in supporting these organizations by collecting donations on their behalf. Stop by our warehouse in SE Portland on Friday, December 10 between 12-6pm to drop by your donations, and also shop at our Holiday Pop-Up! You'll receive a free stocking stuffer if you donate.

 


Learn More About our Partner Organizations!

 

We wouldn't be able to do the work we do without these incredible nonprofit partner organizations with whom we partner. Read on below to learn more about the work they're doing, and consider donating on this #GivingTuesday.


 

 

  1. Based in Portland, Ore. since 1979, Central City Concern provides comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency. They have helped our team find affordable housing and get out of shelters, and they've also passed along candidates for employment at Ground Up.

 

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center + Rosemary Anderson High School are committed to the success of at-risk youth and adults, providing the highest quality services in education, mentoring, family outreach, employment training, and placement.


Since 1968, Outside In has supported youth experiencing homelessness and other marginalized people as they move toward improved health and self-sufficiency. They've been our partner since Day 1, and we have employed many womxn through their program.


 

Blanchet House offers food, shelter and aid to all those in need of a safe place to be nourished and restored. Assist the transformation of each life we touch with compassion and dignity. When we're able to, we donate nut butter to them for their meals!


 

North Star Clubhouse is a community for mental wellness. Their clubhouse creates a safe space where members living with mental health issues can step out of the shadows of social isolation and into the light of a healing community. Through meaningful relationships and volunteer work, members have real opportunities to reintegrate into society by becoming gainfully employed, pursuing education, and being part of a supportive community.


 

For over 50 years, Transition Projects has delivered life-saving and life-changing assistance to some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents. Whether by helping a homeless veteran and her family find housing, sheltering hundreds of people each night with nowhere else to turn, or opening new pathways to employment, Transition Projects represents an invaluable part of Portland’s social fabric.


 

Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, children and gender non-conforming folks experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges. We break the cycle of homelessness by providing meals, clothing, first aid, mailing addresses, hygiene, restrooms, showers as well as educational programs and guidance through medical and social services. By meeting basic needs and building trust, we empower our guests to explore long-term change.


 

New Avenues for Youth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention and intervention of youth homelessness. Their mission is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.


 

Bradley Angle serves anyone affected by domestic violence. We value the dignity and personal story of everyone who comes to us for support, and respect that survivors should have control over their own lives.