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There are 3 ways to support overburdened foster families amidst the Covid19 crisis:
With Love, Oregon provides 120 Portland foster families each month with necessary resources such as diapers, blankets and books. Help support their efforts during this difficult time in one of three ways:
1) Gift Card Donations
2) Donate to their General Fund so that they can buy essential items that are being requested at discounted bulk rates from Costco and Walmart.
3) Shop our Amazon Registry for the items currently needed. Items received at With Love, Oregon will be delivered directly to the families in need.
Serve people in need by running errands, buying groceries, providing childcare, etc.
Meals on Wheels’ vision is that no senior would go hungry. Many of their delivery drivers are elders themselves and have stopped delivering meals because of the health risks. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up on their website.
The Portland Rescue Mission is looking for volunteers to help serve our neighbors on the streets during these desperate times. The Portland Rescue Mission has implemented many health practices to keep all volunteers safe while serving. For example, volunteers will have no physical contact with incoming guests - they'll be in the kitchen, which is deep-cleaned multiple times each day, boxing up meals while maintaining social distance with each other. Click the title link if you’re interested in serving.
Know Me Now aims to reduce prison-return rates by building family-centric support systems. Join us in making a real and lasting impact on individuals, families, and neighborhoods by encouraging healthy reunification between children and their parents within prison walls, and providing hospitality to Department of Correction employees.