We prescribe joy!
When seriously ill children, teens, and their families need more than medicine, CCA’s innovative programs create joy one moment at a time. The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) knows that for seriously ill children and their families every moment is precious. That’s why their programs leverage music, nature, friendship, and resources to create transformative moments of joy for 30,000 children, teens, and their families each year.
Working to restore cooler, cleaner water to the Lower Deschutes River.
The Deschutes River Alliance is a science-based advocacy organization seeking collaborative solutions to basin-wide threats to the health of the Deschutes River and its tributaries. They advocate for water quality, a healthy ecosystem, and for the establishment and protection of robust populations of resident and anadromous fish throughout the river’s entire watershed.
How do you break the cycle of generational poverty? It takes a courageous, proven model.
Research has shown that the single most important factor for building resiliency in children who face the highest risks is a long-term consistent relationship with a caring adult. Friends of The Children is a nationwide organization that breaks the cycle of generational poverty. The National Network Office supports chapters and affiliates and leads national efforts to scale the model so that more of our nation’s highest-risk children receive a Friend.
Every person matters.
Medical Teams International’s goal is to save lives, but they believe that the people they serve are more than just patients. Medical Teams International is called to provide loving care, which means sitting with refugees, mothers, and children in their emotional pain as the team treats their physical pain, offering compassion amid grief and loss.
Feed the human spirit
The Oregon Food Bank’s mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes because no one should go hungry. The organization does this through public policy, nutrition, garden education, and public awareness. The Oregon Food Bank is dedicated to ensuring that no one goes hungry today, that Oregon becomes the first state without hunger, and that people experiencing hunger are at the center of all they do.
Nourishment. Connection. Dignity.
Store to Door Supports independent living for Portland area seniors and people living with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping, and delivery service. Store to Door reaches hundreds of clients with their weekly service. Today, 100% of their clients are homebound, 90% live alone, 83% are considered low income and 75% are women.