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Giving Shout-Outs as Giving Season Starts

Giving Shout-Outs as Giving Season Starts
Rainbow over the Gorge, viewed from Crown Point. (photographer: Tracy Aue)
By Hannah Anderson-Dana
Membership Coordinator
October 20, 2021

We’re so excited to be participating in the Willamette Week Give!Guide again this year alongside many local nonprofits doing really great work. Last year, our campaign in the Give!Guide drew 1,014 donations of all sizes to support our work protecting the Columbia Gorge. For the past three years, Give!Guide donations have done things like help support the restoration of our Turtle Haven land preserve, so these often-overlooked native turtles have a refuge where they can thrive.

Friends is in the Environmental category of the Give!Guide. We’d also like to highlight some other participating organizations that we recommend checking out!

Bark: The mission of Bark is to transform Mt. Hood National Forest into a place where natural processes prevail, where wildlife thrives and where local communities have a social, cultural, and economic investment in its restoration and preservation.

People of Color Outdoors: By providing frequent educational, healing and safe outings in natural spaces, People of Color Outdoors connects Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to nature.

Wild Diversity: This organization helps to create a personal connection to the outdoors for Black, Indigenous, all People of Color (BIPOC) & the LGBTQ2S+ communities, through outdoor adventures and education.

Wisdom of the Elders: Records, preserves and shares Native American oral history, cultural arts, language and traditional ecological knowledge of Indigenous elders, storytellers and tribal leaders, collaborating with tribes, arts and cultural organizations and many others.

This year’s Give!Guide campaign will run Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. Visit starting Nov. 1 for details.