Season’s Greetings! Looking for ways to build community and offer support? There are many ways to be supportive. If you are wondering how you can help, here is a quick list where you can donate, volunteer and get involved!

Places to Donate and/or Volunteer for 2017:

Willamette Week’s Holiday Give Guide
The Willamette Week has handpicked 141 of Portland’s most impactful nonprofits and put them under one digital roof. https://giveguide.org/#intro

American Civil Liberties Union
The ACLU is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization whose stated mission is, “To defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.” It works through litigation, lobbying, and community empowerment. https://www.aclu.org/

Black Lives Matter PDX
This is a local chapter of the official BlackLivesMatter OrganizationBlack Lives Matter is an online forum intended to build connections between Black people and allies to fight racism, to spark dialogue among Black people, and to facilitate the types of connections necessary to encourage social action and engagement. https://blackpdx.com/destination/portland/black-lives-matter-pdx

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization 
IRCO supports immigrants, refugees and mainstream community members to become self-sufficient. We strive in our programming, outreach and education to foster understanding, compassion and communication between Oregon’s established communities and newest arrivals.https://www.irco.org

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. http://www.naacp.org/

Native American Youth and Family Center
Guided by our elders and trusted by the community, NAYA creates a place for our people to gather together and live the values of our own unique cultures. When the Native community thrives so does the entire Portland region. NAYA provides culturally-specific programs and services that guide our people in the direction of personal success and balance through cultural empowerment. Our continuum of lifetime services create a wraparound, holistic healthy environment that is Youth Centered, Family Driven, Elder Guided.  http://nayapdx.org/

Outside In
Outside In began in 1968, and we have continually revised our Homeless Youth Services and Medical Services to meet changing community needs. Our mission is to help homeless youth and other marginalized people move towards improved health and self-sufficiency. http://outsidein.org

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood’s mission is to provide, promote, and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care. Planned Parenthood has provided a broad range of sexual and reproductive health care, family planning and other medical services; trained and educated community members on issues of sexuality; and advocated for the protection of reproductive rights and freedom. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-columbia-willamette

Q Center
The Q Center provides a safe space to support and celebrate LGBTQ diversity, equity, visibility and community building. http://www.pdxqcenter.org

Raphael House
Raphael House of Portland is a multi-faceted domestic violence agency dedicated to ended intimate partner violence. They serve individuals and families of all backgrounds, cultures, ages, and sexual orientations. http://raphaelhouse.com

Rural Organizing Project
The ROP is committed to social justice and human dignity, and cares about making rural Oregon’s communities exciting and vibrant centers for democracy.  Founded in 1991, the ROP now has a network supporting over 50 human dignity groups across the state. http://www.rop.org

Showing Up for Racial Justice
SURJ is a Portland based group focused on educating, organizing and mobilizing white people to work for racial justice. SURJ PDX provides a space to build relationships, skills, and political analysis to work effectively within a multiracial movement for justice. We work to connect people in the Portland area while also supporting and collaborating with national racial justice organizing efforts.http://surjpdx.org

Unite Oregon
Unite Oregon represents the merger of two strong organizations – Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO) and Oregon Action (OA) – who together have decades of experience organizing immigrants, refugees, people of color, and low-income Oregonians to address racial and economic disparities and improve quality of life in our state. http://www.uniteoregon.org

VOZ
VOZ is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity. http://portlandvoz.org

YWCA of Greater Portland
The YWCA of Greater Portland’s mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. http://www.ywcapdx.org


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