Below is a list of non profit organizations in the Central Oregon community that have needs to be met. If you are able please consider taking ACTION.
If you are aware of a local non-profit that is not listed here, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included on this list.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend (host site of 100 WWC) serve nearly 1,000 youth ages 5-18 per year through summer and after school youth development programming. Our mission is to provide supportive relationships and opportunities for growth that inspire and empower youth to reach their full potential in the classroom, at home, and in our community. Our two Clubs, one downtown and one in an affordable housing community in East Bend, provide a place where all youth, no matter who they are or where they are from, have access to experiences and opportunities to thrive. During our closure, we are providing virtual programming, resources, and food to our families.
The majority of our youth are economically disadvantaged and face the opportunity gap. At BGCB, 65-75% of members are from low-income homes, compared to 49% of youth in Central Oregon. Monthly fees do not cover the true cost of programs and it’s critical to remain a low-barrier, easy-to-access program, especially for children and families who can benefit most. The majority of BGCB’s regular attendees receive reduced or free access to all of the programming at the Club. BGCB waived more than $300,000 in fees in 2019.
What is the Need
The need for our programming and financial assistance will only increase in the coming months with so many of our families losing jobs and income. Due to the cancellation of our annual luncheon, we are facing a challenge of raising enough money to continue to provide access to our programs for those that need us most. Please contribute to BGCB’s scholarship fund so that we can support youth who have been most effected by learning loss, economic loss, and emotional trauma during this crisis as we reopen.
Thank you 100 Women Who Care for your support!
How to Contribute
Please contact Executive Director, Juliana Williams with questions: email@example.com or 541.410.8394.
What is the need:
Bethlehem Inn has greatly limited donations to only essential items that are needed currently to keep the shelter fully functional for residents. Unfortunately, at this time we CANNOT accept donations of used items such as bedding and clothing. However, we are accepting:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Sanitizing Wipes
- Toilet Paper
- NEW Sleeping Bags
- NEW Backpacks
(accepting only NEW sleeping bags and backpacks per guidelines from OHA regarding coronavirus)
How to Donate:
If you would like to support our residents and the Inn at this time, we encourage you to donate online at https://bethleheminn.org/donate/donation-form/ or order in-kind donations online and ship your donation to the Inn, our mailing address is:
3705 North Highway 97
Bend, Oregon 97701
You may still drop off in-kind donations at the shelter, however we appreciate your understanding of our inability to accept donations in-person at this time. When you arrive, please place your donation on the sidewalk outside the lobby/front desk and staff will gather your donation promptly and safely, without making contact. If you would like a donation receipt, please email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org, including a brief description of your in-kind donation and the Inn will ensure your receive a receipt.
Serve at-risk homeless teens in Bend/Redmond primarily.
What is the Need:
PAPER, PLASTIC , OTHER ITEMS
- Toilet Paper (2 ply)
- Paper Towels
- Ziploc type bags (Snack size)
- Trash Bags (30-33 gal / kitchen)
- Paper Plates
- Feminine Protection items (i.e. assorted tampons, Lightdays, minipads)
- Tea Tree Oil
- Industrial Mop (new)
- Scratch-Free Kitchen Sponges
- White vinegar (to mix with water)
- Bon Ami Cleanser
- Liquid Plumber or similar (gel formula)
- Dishwasher Tabs
- Need a mobile outdoor basketball unit with heavy sand in base (about 400 lbs) to be transported from donor’s house in Awbrey Butte to our building in Redmond. Pickup or other truck best. Two persons plus the donor to lift into truck best.
- BottleDropGive credit BP for recyclables in our blue labeled bags. I can get bags dropped off in Redmond or at a central point if volunteers will get them filled. Once filled, drop off or call Contact below to have a pick up arranged!
- If there are any thrift stores open in Bend, I have an SUV-full of extra clothes and items at the building I’d like to get out before the contractor starts grinding the floors in that room.
Our mission is to mobilize community around those impacted by the foster care system locally.
In response to COVID19, we have seen a greater need for community to come alongside foster families and kids in care. We normally receive 20-25 tangible need requests in a month and we saw that in the first week of this crisis.
Every Child launched My NeighbOR to help community mobilize around these needs. Needs range from crayons and groceries to bikes and play equipment for kids to be active outside.
How to donate:
Please consider donating an item or items to place a Flash Box
For ongoing assistance to Every Child…
If you would like to sign up to meet needs or learn about current needs, please go to: everychildoregon.org/myneighbor
Also, if you would just like to give a donation and have it stay local to be used for these emergency tangible needs here is a link to donate www.whatifwecould.com
In partnership with Prevent Child Abuse Oregon ( PCAO).
Family stressors are at an all time high. Before the outbreak of COVID-19, our families would have welcomed your support. Now, too many of them are in desperate need. New parents need our support now more than ever before. For every moment we can relieve the stress of parents, we can create a moment of connection.
What is the need:
During the month of April, we are inviting communities to support our parents with the following items that all new parents need and can cause unnecessary stress on families:
- Feed support (covers, nursing pads, formula, etc)
- Baby Wipes
- Diapers (all sizes)
- Toilet Paper
- Baby Books (cloth or board books)
Your donation will help Healthy Families’ families who are typically low income and high risk to be able to provide for their children.
How to donate:
From April 6 – May 6, we are inviting communities to utilize Amazon Wish List to send much needed items to families in your community. Learn more at
For additional information please contact:
541.749.2138 -Office, 541.410.9607 -Cell
Any contribution from 100+ Women Who Care would help us pay our seasonal team and keep them ready to go for the day that programming resumes.
Any and all funds would go towards covering on-going operating costs for camp while our Outdoor School (and possibly summer) programming is suspended. The most immediate of these costs is salaries for our seasonal employees, who were brought on in February, just prior to the outbreak of COVID 19 in our area and were expected to be employed by Tamarack through the end of Fall Outdoor School. Camp Tamarack is providing room & board for these employees, while trying to cover continued part-time work as long as needed and as long as possible. As of now, we anticipate program closures through June at least. Over these next few months, while our programs are closed, our aim is to keep staff working on camp beautification projects, programming additions, and facilities projects around camp. This grant would help us continue to do that.
Link for direct donations to Camp Tamarack – https://www.camptamarack.com/maymatch
Charlie Anderson, Executive Director, Camp Tamarack Phone: (541) 633-9847
What is the need:
The Giving Plate is in dire need of food and/ or $$$ so they can continue to provide for those in need in our community.
How to donate:
DONATE FOOD AT A DROP-SITE NEAR YOU:
- OnTap – 1424 NE Cushing Drive, Bend (11-4 Any day)
- D&S Hydraulics – 373 SE Bridgeford Blvd, Bend (11-4 Monday thru Friday)
- Bend Cider Co. – 64649 Wharton Avenue, Bend (11-4 Any day)
- Mail a check to: 1245 SE 3rd Street, Suite C7, Bend, OR 97702
- Donate online by clicking here >> DONATE
Food Drive Event – May 2 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate Brokers are hosting nine simultaneous drive-through Food Drives to benefit The Giving Plate on Saturday, May 2 from 12-2.
There are collection locations throughout Bend, Redmond & Sunriver (see below).
1. Bend: NWX: Lisa Connors, 541-410-5171, parking lot behind Harcourts/The Washington/Roundabout Books
2. Bend: The Parks, Broken Top: Melissa Albright, 503-807-7332 & Lisa Bowlin, 541-410-6110, BBQ Park on the corner Devils Lake and Lost Lake
3. Bend: The Bridges: Nicole Carroll Gould, 541-410-5167, The Bridges Clubhouse 20832 SE Sotra Loop
4. Bend: Newport: Mark Olson, 541-508-8525, Back Porch Coffee 1052 NW Newport # 103
5. Bend: River Rim area: Oleta Yancey, 541-410-8373, in CE Lovejoy’s parking lot in front of Toddles Preschool in the Brooksmill Meadow Plaza, 19530 #100 SW Amber Meadows Dr.
6. Bend, K1 Racing: Sara LaFaver, 541-280-1736 Jenny Smith, John Kromm & Shannon Kromm, 20795 NE High Desert Lane
7. Bend, Greenwood: Carol Tobey, 541-350-5553, Michael Tobey Chiropractic Clinic, 141 NE Greenwood Drive
8. Sunriver/TRS: Whitney Smith, 541-619-9060, Mailboxes on Tholstrup Dr (along S. Century and between Swan & Snow Goose).
9. Redmond: Ashley Luoma, 541-699-2955, Safeway parking lot, 1705 S Hwy 97 in Redmond.
The Giving Plate is in need of monetary donations, non-perishable food items and particularly
• Fruit snacks/fruit squeezes
• Fruit cups
• Pudding cups
• Juice boxes
• Mac & Cheese cups
• Ramen cups
• Oatmeal packets
• Microwave popcorn packets
• Trail mix
• Bulk items to make trail mix including large bags of nuts, M & Ms, chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries
• Bags of chips
If you would like to donate, but are unable to participate on May 2, please feel free to contact any of the Harcourts Brokers listed above (phone numbers provided).
What is the Need
As we work to meet the exploding demand for food and other items from our target population, the older adults most at-risk from the pandemic, we are most in need of financial contributions to pay for our increased programming.
Our Meals on Wheels deliveries are up by 20%, and our formerly in-person senior lunches have tripled to three days per week, now provided on a careful drive-through basis with no in-person contact. We are also working to send home boxes of additional pantry staples and hygiene supplies to help keep our older adult clients safely at home. To make sure as many people as possible know about and can access our services, we are reaching out proactively with a publicity campaign, fliers, social media and other announcements to older adult residences and groups.
Who do they serve?
Our clients are adults aged sixty and older throughout Deschutes, Crook, and Jefferson counties as well as their families and unpaid caregivers. We serve folks in our six local cities and throughout the rural areas, providing Meals on Wheels, community lunches, information and referrals, home care, Medicare counseling, transportation assistance and other services for older adults and their families.
How to contribute?
To make an online donation you can go here: https://www.councilonaging.org/donate/
If you or anyone you know who is sixty or older needs help, please contact the Council on Aging at 541-678-5493. We are staffed by phone Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, and we stand ready to provide food, social connection, home care, or referrals to other services.
Our Deputy Director of Community Relations is a 100 Women Who Care Member, Kathy Schroeder, and she can be reached at email@example.com or 541-977-1650. We offer our profound thanks to everyone who has stepped up and helped the vulnerable older adults in our community during this unprecedented and difficult time. This crisis has shone a spotlight on the huge number of caring folks in Central Oregon, and we are truly grateful to all.
La Pine Community Health Center (LCHC) has remained open and fully staffed because we know that now, more than ever, our patients are going to need all of our services and assistance. As we are on the front lines, our priority remains to keep our patients healthy and away from the hospital where they would be further exposed to viruses and infections. However, if we are going to continue to be fully operational during this time, WE NEED YOUR HELP.
Many of our patients have cancelled their appointments and are not rescheduling at this time because they are either afraid that they may be exposed to COVID-19 or believe that they cannot attend medical appointments due to the Stay Home, Save Lives order. We are communicating with patients and the community in various ways so that they know how to access our services, including telehealth, during this time, but our patient schedules have consistently been at 55% over the past several weeks. This drop in patient visits translates to a 45% loss in receivables. At the same time, we have spent 85% more on personal protective equipment (PPE) than we had at this time last year.
Though income has decreased and expenditures have increased, it is vital that we remain fully staffed so that we may operate at full capacity and continue to provide all of our services. It is our responsibility to be here and be ready when patients need us.
Please review the LCHC Support Fund Information Sheet that describes how you can positively impact the health of this community by partnering with us in our mission.
If you are unable to partner with us financially* at this time, but know of a person or organization that may want to be involved, please feel free to share this email with them or let us know so that we may reach out to them. No donation is too small or too big—any amount is appreciated and will make a difference.
If you have any questions or feedback regarding this request, please reach out to one of our Support Fund team members who are listed below.
Thank you for considering this request. Your support means so much!
*We are a 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 26-3084386. All donations are tax deductible.
Ways to Give
Online | www.lapinehealth.org/support-fund
Check | Payable to: La Pine Community Health Center; Memo: COVID-19 Fund or other fund of your choice (see attached)
Mail to: La Pine Community Health Center, Attn: Support Fund, PO Box 3300, La Pine, OR 97739
Since March 16, all onsite Heart of Oregon Corps (HOC) youth programs have been on suspension and over 100 high-risk youth in our community have lost their income and supports.
We are seeking support for a pool of crisis intervention funds, $12,000-30,000 in total, to help our corps members and recent alumni pay for basic needs while they are not earning wages/stipends and to alleviate the hardships they and their families are facing. This fund will help HOC supplement youth needs not filled by other support agencies, or as bridge support as youth await other services. Examples may include covering a month of utilities, gas cards, paid online trainings, and technology such as laptops, WiFi connection, or cell phone data to help them stay connected to HOC and other vital services.
As we temporarily and quickly shift to working remotely with our young people, we are acutely aware that not all of them have access to the required technology. This fund can help us address this disparity and work to achieve equity in our remote offerings, which include remote 1-1 case management, referrals and advocacy to help navigate community services, and a full online learning schedule in our YouthBuild program.
Occasionally, this support may also take the form of cash bonuses to replace the wages and stipends they were previously earning with HOC. We anticipate these needs will arise through the end of the year.
This funding can make a huge difference for our young people financially, and also bolsters the trust they have invested in HOC; modeling accountability is one of our greatest lessons.
Supporting Central Oregon Youth:
Heart of Oregon Corps provides job skills training, education, and leadership development to over 300 young people each year who face major barriers to success like generational poverty, substance abuse, homelessness, foster care, disabilities, and/or lack of parental support.
In 2019, Heart of Oregon youth were 66% White, 14% Native American, 11% Hispanic, 6% Multiracial/other, 2% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 1% Black. Prior to enrollment, risk factors included 73% unemployed, 26% not in school, 58% low income, 13% previously in foster care, and 39% experiencing disabilities. Although our young people are challenged by their circumstances, they thrive under the leadership of HOC staff and learn skills that prepare them for a successful future.
We thank you for your consideration and for all the ways 100 Women Who Care supports Central Oregon communities.
How to Donate:
Contact information: Rebekah Altman, 805-450-7115 (cell) or Rebekah.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information or to donate online, donors may visit heartoforegon.org/donate.
VIM serves low-income working adults in Central Oregon who are medically uninsured and critically underserved.
Summary of Need:
VIM has remained open as a resource to help decrease visits to the ER, keep our community safe, and provide access to care for our patients through a virtual clinic model. A contribution of any amount will allow VIM to continue to be a reliable source of healthcare services for those in need.
It took us less than a week to pivot to telemedicine care. Our patients are being served by volunteer nurse and interpreter teams who have, under staff supervision, worked to provide triage calls addressing the needs and concerns of our patients as well as manage those who have chronic healthcare issues. With extensive nurse triage shifts scheduled every day of the week and our interpreters on stand-by for our Spanish-speaking patients, we are now seeing an average of 75 calls per week. Additionally, we are now shipping medications to our patients, which has brought unexpected expenses to the clinic.
A donation of $75 will cover the cost of mailing medications to 5 patients, and allow them to adhere to the Stay Home, Save Lives initiative. The VIM board and staff would like to extend their sincerest thank you to those who have made contributions to support the organizations that are working to foster a safe and healthy community, particularly during this difficult time.
How to Donate:
Donations can be made online at: https://www.vim-cascades.org/donate/donatenow.html
Donations can be mailed to: Volunteers in Medicine, 2300 NE Neff Rd, Bend, OR 97701
Several of the programs under the J Bar J Suite of services would be grateful for your support;
The kid’s at Cascade Youth & Family Center’s shelter, “The LOFT”
- $5-10 gift cards from Dutch Brothers and McDonald’s
- Dinner on Wednesday evening for 10 kids would be greatly appreciated.
Call Maggie at 541.706.1923
Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Food boxes for families running out of food before the end of the month when they qualify for Oregon Food Bank again.
- Gift cards to local grocery stores.
- New & used laptops or tablets to help with school work.
Call Elysia at 541.312.6047
- Gift cards for the babies- diapers and other baby items
- Personal items, clothing and shoes for mothers.
Call Woody at 541.410.6220
We need more Convenience Store training packets to go out to essential C-Store workers. These employees are still open and are spotting and reporting human trafficking during this pandemic.
Victims of human trafficking. Victims have even more pressure to take on threatening and sinister clients to meet their trafficker quotas during this pandemic.
Please visit http://inourbackyard.org/donate/
What is the Need:
We are in need of cash donations to fund our ongoing operations, to maintain momentum on our two home constructions projects, and to meet the increasing need for affordable, sustainable and equitable housing that is resulting from the COVID-19 and related financial crises.
Who Will It Help
Within our community your donations support low-income and workforce families in Bend, including those most hard-hit by the COVID-19 crisis, who are in need of safe, stable and secure housing. These include single parent households, seniors, those with disability, and families from our local communities of color.
How to Donate
Link to online donations https://korlandtrust.org/support-kor/
Please contact Amy Warren, Executive Director of Kôr Community Land Trust and member of 100 Women Who Care, email@example.com, 541-797-4418
Summary of needs:
Daily donations for our Community Outreach Center
- Bottled Water
- Reusable Personal Protective Equipment like masks and gloves
- Canned and frozen meat, and canned fruit and vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, bread, eggs, and milk
- Paper grocery bags for food distribution
- Critical supplies such as toilet paper and hand sanitizer
Who will it help:
Our outreach is for both the homeless population and for ANYONE in Central Oregon who has lost a job or is underemployed.
COVID-19 EMERGENCY SERVICES
- Walk-Up Help, Starting at 1 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1854 NE Division St. Bend, Oregon 97701
We are serving prepackaged meals, providing clothes, and offering needed supplies during this difficult time
- Meals for the homeless Monday-Saturday at 12:00 pm
We are continuing to serve the homeless community by providing meals Monday-Saturday at noon at our 1854 NE Division Street location in Bend.
- Community Shower Truck open on Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1 pm-3 pm. 1854 NE Division St. Bend, Oregon 97701.
We have opened a free community shower truck for anyone in need.
How to Donate:
Click here to donate now.
Monetary donations allow us to get what is needed in real-time:
In-person donations can be dropped off at 1854 NE Division Street Monday -Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
Volunteer Your Time:
We are in need of volunteers to assist with our drive-through stations! If you are available to help Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 12:30 pm and 3 pm please reach out! You can call or email Ryan at (541) 388-2096 ext. 215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also need volunteers to help with our community shower trucks (especially female volunteers!) on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12:30 pm and 3 pm. You can call or email Ryan at (541) 388-2096 ext. 215 or email@example.com.