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Support our neighbors!

Below you will find various initiatives of local nonprofits that are serving those in need right now – and other initiatives on the horizon that you can participate in.  Thank you for your consideration.


    • Pandemic Partners Bend & First Presbyterian

      Many of you found your way to this site as a result of the dynamic connecting & caring vision of Pandemic Partners-Bend. PPB is an initiative of First Presbyterian Church, a result of our desire to help our community show kindness for each other in an unprecedented time. Help us continue to be a place of hope, healing, and purpose. Help us continue our investment in Pandemic Partners-Bend.
      $1,616.00 donated of $2,500.00 goal
    • Wash It Forward

      Help Your Neighbor During This Trying Time By Washing it Forward! Express Eco Laundromat in partnership with FAN, NeighborImpact and The Giving Plate is working to ensure our community retains access to the most basic need of clean laundry.
      $1,100.00 donated of $10,000.00 goal
    • Furnish Hope for 20 Families In Need

      Furnish Hope is a nonprofit (IRS status pending) that uniquely serves the most marginalized in our region, filling a need that in the past has gone unmet. Bare dwellings are transformed into warm, inviting homes for people in need by providing basic home furnishings and household essentials. Thank you for your help furnishing homes for 20 families in our community during a time of increased need!
      $784.00 donated of $14,000.00 goal
    • Immediate and emergency tangible needs

      Every Child partners with DHS child welfare to provide immediate and emergency tangible needs to children entering into the foster care system or at high risk of entering into foster care. These funds would go only to providing quick response to these requests. Frequently requested items are: car seats, clothing, pack n plays and beds. If you would like to learn more about Every Child, visit us online at http://www.EveryChildCentralOregon.org.
      $901.00 donated of $5,000.00 goal
    • Food Drop Off

      This is a different kind of In-Kind Campaign. Instead of listing each product needed, we ask that you please review the list below and pick a few or many and drop off for the Giving Plate to distribute to those in our community in need. We are shooting for 100 people to commit in dropping off 10 or more of any items listed below - that would be over 1,000 items for the Giving Plate to distribute. Will you be one of the 100?
    • NEEDED: Food Delivery Drivers (your neighborhood)

      WOW!! In less than 24 hours more than 42 plus another 20 people in the community raised their hand and volunteered to go to the Giving Plate and pick up a box of food and deliver it to a neighbor on their side of town. Over the next several months these hero's will be contacted on occasion and be given a delivery assignment. Thank you! Please consider some other giveback opportunities listed below on WhatIfWeCould.com
    • Community Shower Truck – Few volunteers needed

      Assistants needed for each day (2 male & 2 female) minimum one man & one woman to help with getting male and female customers needed items like soap, shampoo (on truck, but we have small bottles and bars), razors, toothbrush & toothpaste, boxer briefs and socks, and other hygiene items on hand. volunteers will be required to clean the shower stalls after each use and then disinfect the truck at the shift end. It would be optimal to have the same crew be present each day (3 days per week), but even if you can't, perhaps a group could split up the site and volunteer a day or two instead. Times and (optional days) are as follows: 10:30 to 1:00 Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
    • Help KIDS Center Advocates Help Kids & Families

      Your gift allows Family Advocates to get much needed financial resources directly into the hands of families, allowing them to focus on caring for their child/ren and helping them heal. Please consider giving what you can.
      $26.00 donated of $1,500.00 goal