This fall give back to the community by getting involved with our annual Thanksgiving Basket event! Whether you prefer to donate financially, bring a basket, or volunteer on the day of the event, we would love to have you join us! Get started by following one of those links to let us know you’re interested and we’ll be in touch!
This year, Because People Matter is launching its End of Year Giving with #GivingTuesday. What is #GivingTuesday? Well there is Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now, #GivingTuesday. It is a day to celebrate and encourage giving in our community. In 2015, over 700,000 people participated from over 70 countries. This global movement aims to connect individuals to nonprofits, and expand generosity, which in turn creates healthier, and more sustainable communities. We have a few ways you can get involved with #GivingTuesday and Because People Matter.
First, you can share, share, share! Tell your friends, family members, coworkers, your barista, or your yoga instructor, about #GivingTuesday. This is a social movement, so make sure to share posts, videos, and photos about #GivingTuesday and how YOU plan to get involved online.
Second, take a photo of yourself, with a statement about why you are giving to Because People Matter and tag us, and tag #unselfie. We will be looking for some great stories about why you plan to donate on #GivingTuesday, and YOU could be featured in a blog post!
Third and finally, donate on, before, or even after #GivingTuesday. Because we are a nonprofit, we rely on donations from people like you. By donating, we can continue to provide 1,000 meals a week, or provide medial and dental care to houseless citizens, and so much more. Even $5 can make a difference.
We invite you to brainstorm with your peers about ways you can get involved. Are you planning a bake sale for Because People Matter? Tell us! We would love to feature your creativity for #GivingTuesday!
Keep checking back for updates on #GivingTuesday, and as always keep Loving People Because People Matter!
-Because People Matter Staff
Join Because People Matter every Tuesday in July at Deschutes Brewery in downtown Portland for Community Pints!
For every pint that is sold, Deschutes will donate $1.00 to Because People Matter! Our team will be there from 5-7:00pm each Tuesday, but feel free to grab a beer all day to support our organization!
For more information, or questions, email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Because People Matter, there are so many ways you can get involved with the organization! We have a great opportunity with Fred Meyer to partner with them and you! By signing up with your rewards card, you can go shopping, earn your points, and a portion of your proceeds each time you shop will go to our organization! If you have never done this, follow the instructions on the form below. If you are already signed up, now is the time to renew! Make sure to mark BRIDGETOWN INC. as your nonprofit of choice for this upcoming year!
Mark your calendars! Our beautiful city is kicking off summer soon and that means Portland Rose Festival is getting ready to roll into town! Since on June 9th our usual spot will be busy hosting ships from the U.S. Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and Coast Guard we will not be holding Night Strike. Hope to see you all back on June 16th!
Summer is almost upon us and BTown Kids is right around the corner! If you’re interested in joining us this summer to laugh, play games, and encourage kids, let us know at email@example.com.
Yesterday, we had a team from Baird Financial serve with us at Because People Matter for “Baird Gives Back” day. We sent half of them on walk abouts, where they provided juice, Voodoo doughnuts, socks, and conversation to individuals who live on the streets of Portland. The other half helped us sort, fold, and prepare our clothing station for Night Strike. This is a big deal, because each week we provide over 150 guests with a full outfit, which includes a pair of pants, a shirt, a jacket, underwear, and socks.
Thanks Baird! You truly made an impact in our community!
Check out some photos from our day below:
Join Our Community of Givers!
We are excited to announce that we have been given a generous matching grant of $15,000! What does that mean for YOU? It means that every new Night Strike Tribe Member’s dollar is DOUBLED up to $15,000!
We have various monthly giving levels: $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or MORE per month!
Tribe Members receive:
- A “Loving People Because People Matter” Bracelet
- A “Night Strike Tribe” T-Shirt
- Monthly Night Strike Email Updates
- An Annual Party for Night Strike Tribe Members, to Build Community!
To join in on the fun, please donate by clicking the button below: