As we deck the halls and spread holiday cheer in the City of Roses, let’s turn this festive season into a celebration of kindness and giving! Our latest blog post is your go-to guide for making a meaningful impact right here in Portland, Oregon. The Willamette Week’s Give Guide (link here) makes it easy to identify fully-vetted local non-profits accepting monetary and in-kind donations. 

1. Support Local Initiatives

Discover the heartwarming stories and causes in your own backyard. From food drives to community projects, find out how you can contribute to the well-being of our beautiful city.

2. Volunteer Opportunities Galore

Uncover the joy of giving your time. Whether it’s at a local shelter, community center, or charity event, there are countless ways to make a positive difference through volunteer work. Check out this list for local organizations who could use some helping hands.  

3. Spread Joy with Random Acts of Kindness

Small gestures can have a big impact. Explore simple yet powerful ways to spread joy, from buying a coffee for a stranger to leaving uplifting notes around the city.

4. Adopt a Family for the Holidays

Experience the true spirit of the season by supporting a family in need. Learn about local programs that connect generous hearts with families seeking a brighter holiday.

5. Attend Festive Fundraisers

Combine the joy of celebration with the power of giving. Attend local fundraisers, concerts, or events that support charitable causes, and make a night out even more meaningful.

6. Donate to Local Charities

Discover organizations making a difference in Portland and contribute to their efforts. Your donations can positively impact the lives of those in our community.

7. Craft for a Cause

Get creative and craft for good! Explore DIY projects that support charitable initiatives, whether it’s making blankets for shelters or creating holiday cards for those in need.

8. Shop with Purpose

Turn your holiday shopping into a force for good. Seek out local businesses and artisans, or support brands that donate a portion of their proceeds to charitable causes.

9. Share Your Own Acts of Kindness

Inspire others by sharing your own acts of kindness on social media. Use the power of your platform to spread positivity and encourage a ripple effect of generosity.

10. Reflect and Plan for the New Year

As the year draws to a close, take a moment to reflect on the impact you’ve made and set intentions for a year filled with continued kindness and giving.

This holiday season, let’s come together as a community and make Portland shine a little brighter. Thanks for joining us on this journey of heartfelt giving. Have a favorite way to spread joy through philanthropy? Let us know in the comments!