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're joining the movement + invite you to come alongside us!
What is Giving Tuesday?
Donate a Jar
This holiday season, we're asking you to join us in donating nut butter to Blanchet House, a nonprofit social services organization in downtown Portland that offers food, shelter and aid to all those in need of a safe place to be nourished and restored.
Join us in providing nourishment to our neighbors by donating a jar (or case) of nut butter on our website (at a subsidized cost). We'll be using them to make "PBJ" sandwiches for their sack lunch program, to be handed out just in time for the holidays. Just 1 jar of nut butter can make 11 sandwiches, so every little bit helps!
Winter is a challenging time for our houseless friends and underserved communities. Go through your closet and donate your extra hat, scarf, jacket or boots to a local shelter or community organization. Most nonprofits have information on their site to share around donation drop-offs and what the biggest needs are for their clients.
Even Better—Mobilize your community to do the same by adding including a donation drive in your next holiday party or event!
Organizations can always benefit from funding to support their hard-working team members and their program efforts to support individuals in the community. Research an organization in your community or a community that’s important to you to make a financial donation this holiday season.
Even Better—In lieu of a holiday gift, consider donating to an organization or cause that is important to the recipient!
Local nonprofit Blanchet House says one easy (and helpful) way to give back this season is by building and donating a Care Kit—which contains essential relief items for the homeless. If you aren't in Portland, we encourage you to reach out to your local homeless shelter to see if there is a need for similar items!
Surprise and delight those in your community or neighborhood; it can be as simple as waving hello or offering a helping hand. A few ideas: keep snacks and essential toiletries in your car to hand out to support and engage with houseless individuals in your neighborhood, offer to mow the law for an elderly neighbor, or pay someone’s gas or grocery bill who is in line behind you.
Passions and gifts are unique to each one of us. Consider using your time and energy to invest in others. Mentorship is so valuable to the trajectory of those without a support system or positive role models. Consider mentorship through Big Brothers, Big Sisters or another organization. Here's a resource to help you find the right volunteer match.
Even Better—Organize a group of friends to volunteer and serve a monthly meal at a local shelter.
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.
- 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.