We attempt to support NPO's that cover a wide gamut of social justice, community and environmental needs. As such, we attempt to be a place where anyone can walk in and find an organization that is caring for a need that they feel passionate about. Our Charity List is often rotating and expands to as many as 10 at a time.
Currently, these are the charities that we are supporting:
Works with volunteers to remove pavement and replace it with green space. They engage communities and improve neighborhoods through action-oriented projects, education, advocacy and stewardship. They strive for livable cities in which people and wildlife coexist and prosper amidst clean air, clean water, robust urban forests, thriving local agriculture, and active communities.
Works to love, humanize and empower our friends who live outside. Sharing meals – eating together as a community, fostering intimacy and relationship. Sharing hope – listen to each others stories, being present, and affirming other’s worth even when times are rough. Sharing supplies – everything from socks to camping gear; meeting needs through relationship they ensure that these resources are given directly to our friends.
An all-breed, no-kill dog rescue that works via a foster network—once pups join the crew, they never see a shelter again (nope, never). They provide extensive support to families with a foster-to-adopt program and lifetime commitment to their kids, aiming to make the world a kinder, cuter place—one tail at a time. For puppy pics with personality, follow them @OTATpdx and Facebook.com/OTATpdx. Foster (it’s free!) or adopt with them, to have a dog for your own cute photos.
A new college at the heart of a movement to drive change in the culture of education by modeling a new approach. They believe each person has distinct potential too precious to waste. For people who are not served best by the traditional college model, they offer an alternative that gives them the chance to grow, be challenged, and thrive. Their ultimate goal is that higher education happens on purpose: students arrive knowing why they’re there, pick a field of study based on deep reasons, and confidently pursue the rest of their lives with intention.
Brings neighbors together to transform vacant lots into neighborhood gardens for the purposes of education, community building and improving food security. They strive toward a closed-loop system of garden management which provides all inputs; compost, fertilizer and seed within the collective gardens, eliminating the need to enter the cash for goods economy. They are righteous scavengers!
Empowering breast cancer survivors through the thrilling sport of dragon boating. Teammates, united by their breast cancer diagnosis, say they find their strength through paddling and racing together. Named for the mythical bird which rises from the ashes, symbolizing rebirth and the beginning of a new life, Pink Phoenix has been an important part of recovery for hundreds of survivors since 1997.