December 31, 2014
Willamette Week’s Give!Guide is an annual print and online publication intended to encourage year-end charitable giving by showcasing Portland-based nonprofit organizations. The original intent of WW's Give!Guide was to introduce its young readers to the year-end charitable giving habit. Today, readers 35 and under provide 30% of all Give!Guide donations - it's a great way to introduce friends and family members to the gift of giving. Last yer, WW readers gave $2,452,333 to 129 organizations.
What Makes Give!Guide Special?
Give!Guide makes giving giving fun and extra rewarding by offering many incentives for contributions. All contributors who give at least $10 at any time during Give!Guide season earn an incentive, ranging from free tacos to discounts at Portland area-businesses.
But what Give!Guide is especially known for is their “Big Give” days: predetermined days during which any donor who makes a gift of at least $10 that day has an opportunity to be chosen at random to win a special incentive prize. Big Give prizes this year include a a Powell's Books shopping spree, a Thorn and Timbers ticket package, a new bike from Bike Gallery, and a Salt & Straw Ice Cream party for you and 200 friends! Follow the Donate Life Northwest Facebook page for alerts to upcoming "Big Give" Days!
Great - Now What?
Donate Life Northwest is proud to have been selected for Give!Guide for the first time this year. If you have been thinking about making a year-end gift to Donate Life Northwest, doing so through Donate Life Northwest's Give!Guide page is a great, fun way to do so. Plus, DLNW is offering our own incentives to thank and encourage giving: the first 30 $10+ contributors to Donate Life Northwest through Give!Guide will receive a gift from Tofurky
Get started by visiting www.giveguide.org and choosing the "Health & Wellness" category. Campaign begins November 5th and ends December 31, 2014.
January 18, 2015
This Lane County workshop is an opportunity for those with no quilting experience to gain guidance in creating their square, as well as to meet our community of volunteers. Each year in April, during National Donate Life month, Donate Life Northwest unveils a new Threads of Life Quilt. Each quilt is comprised of individually-designed squares created by people touched by organ, eye, and tissue donation. Come out to this Springfield workshop and create a square for this coming year's Threads of Life Quilt. RSVP HERE.
February 5, 2015
We're hosting a family night on Thursday, February 5th with discounted tickets for you to watch the Blazers take on the Phoenix Suns and help raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation. To buy tickets go to www.rosequarter.com/donatelife, use the promo code DONATELIFE. The deadline to buy your tickets is January 2nd. BONUS: If 150 tickets are sold, then all ticket holders are invited to come play on the court the afternoon of the game. Buy a ticket and see what Damian Lillard, LaMarcus Aldridge, and the rest of the Blazers see!
May 30, 2015
On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Donate Life Northwest will be hosting our first family fun walk -- The Donate Life Tabor Trot. More details will be shared as they become available. For now, RSVP HERE and stay up to date as we ghet closer. We hope to see you there! It will be a fun morning of education, excercise, community, making new friends, food, music, laughter, amd more! You don't want to miss out.