After Thanksgiving, the holiday season kicks off with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. What’s next? #GivingTuesday is a special day to support the charity of your choice with financial contributions.
Gladstone students and families are helped every day by over a dozen non-profit agencies. This #GivingTuesday, November 28, we invite you to consider a contribution to any of these fine organizations. Because these partners are what the Gladstone School District is thankful for.
Clackamas Bookshelf is a Gladstone-based non-profit that gives free books to low-income children across Clackamas County. Since they formed in fall 2014, they have given away over 38,000 books, and over 14,000 of those went to Gladstone kids.
FoodWaves cultivates food justice and access to healthy food in Clackamas County. They worked with Gladstone High students to build a school garden and launch the Gardeners of the Galaxy Club, which provides fresh produce to the school cafeteria and the Gladstone Food Pantry. They also participate in Earth Day activities at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families.
Gladstone Kids Clothes Closet, located on the Gladstone High School campus, provides free clothing to youths from birth to age 21. The program is run by the Gladstone Ministerial Association, a coalition of four Gladstone churches. Donations are needed to provide new underwear, socks, and shoes.
Donate: Call Joan Herrick at 971.258.4644.
Gladstone Education Foundation works to ensure the success of children in the Gladstone community by supporting schools and organizations that help kids. The Kraxberger Rising project is a current focus of giving, an effort to modernize the middle school by its 50th anniversary.
Gladstone Food Pantry, located at Gladstone High School, is a volunteer-run partner of the Oregon Food Bank. They provide free food to any family in need.
Donate: Email Tammy Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gladstone Public Library Foundation supports the Books on the Bus program for Gladstone students, and also supports the Summer Reading Program to keep kids reading when school is out. They support a wide variety of youth programs throughout the year.
Gladstone/Oak Lodge Rotary Foundation is a service club that supports many youth programs in Gladstone. They provide every third grader with a free dictionary, and also donate books given away at GCCF story hour events. They provide support to Gladstone’s holiday Adopt-a-Family effort, and also fund college scholarships each year. In addition, they run the Gladstone Community Festival held the first weekend in August.
Donate: Contact President Steve Leitz at br31
Head Start [Clackamas County Children’s Commission] support preschool, healthy living, and positive parenting, for low-income children in Gladstone.
Kiwanis Club of Gladstone/Oak Grove is a service club that supports the Gladstone Community through sponsorship of the Key Club at Gladstone High, support of bicycle safety events, providing scholarships, and support to Gladstone’s holiday Adopt-a-Family effort.
Lifeworks Northwest provides culturally responsive prevention, mental health, and addiction services at the Gladstone Center for Children and Families. They also run the Family Stepping Stones Relief Nursery.
Northwest Family Services provides Family Resource Coordinators at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families and Kraxberger Middle School. They also support the KAOS after school enrichment program at Kraxberger, and provide drug and alcohol counseling at both Gladstone High and Kraxberger Middle School.
Oregon Food Bank partners with the Gladstone Food Pantry to provide food for over 830 low-income folks in Gladstone each month. Because 1 in 5 Oregonians faces food insecurity.
SMART [Start Making A Reader Today] works with preschool and kindergarten children at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, providing children with adult mentors who make reading fun. Children in the program receive free books each month.
Teaching Preschool Partners provides scholarship support to the Gladstone Teaching Preschool, located at the Gladstone Center for Children & Families [GCCF]. This experience-based early learning program provides a free preschool education to children with disabilities and low-income children.
Donate: Email Catherine Willmott at email@example.com