Here are some of our favorite charities located in cities nearby Portland, OR. We have made sure each of them are eligible for tax deductions when you help your local community by donating your car. Your values and choice can make a difference.
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Practicing and proclaiming the life-changing message of the Lord Jesus Christ
Mike Silva International's mission is to practice and proclaim the life-changing message of the Lord Jesus Christ in the world's most spiritually receptive places. Mike Silva is committed to Jesus Christ and is passionate about using his gift of evangelism to communicate the Good News to people around the world. He has shared the Gospel with an estimated four million people in 30 countries. In addition to his evangelistic festivals, Mike has been a featured speaker at numerous high-profile conferences, Ivy league and college campuses, and the largest men's events and music festivals in the nation.
Alleviate Hunger and Its Root Causes
Clark County Food Bank's mission is to alleviate hunger and its root causes. This two-part mission statement includes both the providing of emergency food to hungry individuals and families, and also the preventive element of doing everything we can to help people not be in a long-term place of needing food assistance. We are now well positioned to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of the hungry and food insecure in Clark County for the long term. This is possible through an active and committed board and the ongoing generosity of community philanthropists, local businesses, individuals and grants, combined with collaborative partnerships, community volunteers, public education and advocacy.
Live Your Mission
Forward Edge International partners with God to transform the lives of vulnerable children, disaster victims, and those who go to serve them. Forward Edge programs help more than 3,000 at-risk children flourish each year, and work towards empowering their families and communities. Forward Edge's phase II disaster response program focuses on long-term rebuilding efforts for those unable to rebuild on their own after first-responders and the media have left. Forward Edge's mission teams program has mobilized more than 16,000 volunteers since 1983 to many parts of United States and 34 nations.
Leading a worldwide effort to eradicate sexual slavery . . .one life at a time
Founded in 1998, Shared Hope International (SHI) exists to rescue and restoration of women and children in crisis. We are leaders in a worldwide effort to prevent and eradicate sex trafficking and slavery through education and public awareness. For almost a decade, Shared Hope International has served the world's most destitute. We work diligently across the world, partnering with local groups to help women and children enslaved in the sex trade by providing them with shelter, healthcare, education and vocational training opportunities. Our three-pronged strategy- prevent, rescue and restore- is producing hope. We will not give up. We will continue going into the darkness, rescuing and restoring young women and precious children- one life at a time.
Enabling all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington was first established on April 10, 2000 on the grounds of Hazel Dell Elementary School. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington seek to provide a positive environment, quality programs, and lifelong learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and its surrounding areas, with special concern for those coming from disadvantaged circumstances.
Where every child has a voice
The Tucker-Maxon Oral School began in 1947 as a school where children with hearing loss learned to talk. Today we educate children with typical hearing and children with hearing loss together in small, collaborative classes. Our students who are deaf do not use sign language. Instead, with the help of digital hearing aids, cochlear implants, early diagnosis, and early intervention, our students who are deaf learn to speak and listen very well. The school operates three primary programs including the school for deaf and hearing children, a graduate program preparing teachers of deaf children, and the Technology Center for Oral Education.
Giving help and hope, one person at a time
Founded in 1869, The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a worldwide Catholic organization of laypersons, open to all who wish to live their faith by loving and serving their neighbor. The mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Portland, Oregon is to provide compassion and support to individuals in need, regardless of race, origin, religion or gender. Our grass roots effort continues in serving homeless and economically disadvantaged populations in our community. We coordinate the efforts of over 50 parish conferences as well as manage special works programs including coordinating emergency services, operating a prepared and perishable food recovery program, maintaining a food bank, providing emergency rent and utility assistance, and maintaining a support structure for information, referral, and linkage in assistance to the conference volunteers.
Enabling young people to reach their full potential
Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. Since 1946, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland has been providing thousands of young people throughout the Portland metro area with affordable, high-quality after-school and summer programs designed to help them develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Our Clubs offer kids what they want most: safe, clean, fun places to go when they're not in school; caring adults who respect and guide them; and challenging programs that teach them life skills and keep them engaged in productive activities.
Proclaiming the gospel, mobilizing the church and equipping the next generation
The Luis Palau Association's mission is to proclaim the gospel, mobilize the church and equip the next generation. In dependence upon God, we want to: win as many people as possible to Jesus Christ throughout the world, proclaim His Good News by all available means to the millions of people who have yet to respond to the Gospel; emphasize with the Church the principles of victorious Christian living (Galatians 2:20), so as to stimulate, revive, train, and mobilize the Church to continuous, effective evangelism, follow-up, and church growth; and hold high the banner of biblical evangelism, influencing Christianity worldwide and raising up a new generation of godly leaders, so that the Church's commitment to evangelism will never die.
Bringing orphans new life
Founded in 1978, International Children's Care (ICC) is a private relief and development organization. Caring individuals, with no interest in personal gain, established ICC for the specific purpose of giving high quality care for needy children. ICC fulfills this primary directive of its charter without regard to the children's ethnic, political, or religious association. The ICC philosophy is that each child should grow up in a real home environment. Each child's unique circumstances determines how ICC applies this philosophy. If it is not possible for the child to live with its birth parents, ICC places the child in a loving, natural family unit. This may be a home on an ICC facility or an adoptive home.
The national center for grieving children and families
The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. The Dougy Center, the first center in the United States to provide peer support groups for grieving children, was founded in 1982. Today, The Dougy Center serves 400 children and their 250 adult family members each month. Our 27, open-ended peer support groups meet every other week and are divided by age, type of death (illness, sudden death, murder, suicide) and who died (parent, sibling). We provide educational materials about children and grief and training opportunities to local and national agencies in need of our expertise. We are widely known for our groundbreaking grief support group model, and our expertise has spread nationally and internationally.
Restoring Troubled Youth, Building Strong Families
Project Patch is passionately committed to restoring troubled youth and building stronger families. Project Patch began in 1984 as a referral and foster placement program. Since 1993, over 1,000 teenagers have been physically, emotionally, and spiritually renewed at the Project Patch Youth Ranch. Project Patch Youth Ranch is passionately committed to reaching out to at-risk young people to help them realize their self-worth and potential, as well as the significance of God's love for them. Project Patch Family Life & Conference Center is passionately committed to equipping families to thrive in the midst of life's challenges.