November/December 2006 Spirituality
Powerful Gift Giving: Add Community to Gift List
This holiday season,
add the Pacific Northwest community to your gift list by donating to local
works to achieve a healthy environment through three core strategies: engaging
Oregonians, finding common ground and creating strong environmental policy.
Environmental Council protects Washington's environment and natural heritage for
current and future generations by advocating for improved state protections and
better enforcement of existing laws. Visit www.wecprotects.org.
Family Services Organizations
KerrCenters in Portland works with children with
emotional or mental health challenges, individuals with severe developmental
disabilities, and their families, creating new possibilities for a better life.Visit www.albertinakerr.org.
Children's Alliance, Washington's statewide child
advocacy organization, champions public policies and practices that deliver the
essentials that kids need to thrive -- confidence, stability, health and
brings neighbors in Portland together to feed the hungry, house the homeless
and educate young and old. Visit www.nhweb.org.
Northwest Harvest is
Washington's only statewide hunger relief agency that supplies food to a
network of 300 independent hunger programs. Visit
is the hub of a network of 894 hunger-relief agencies throughout Oregon and
Clark County, Wash. Visit www.oregonfoodbank.org.
Homeless and Housing Organizations
Cocoon House in Everett fosters personal growth and
healthy relationships to create connections and eliminate youth homelessness. Visit www.cocoonhouse.org.
is home to people who might otherwise inhabit
doorways and sidewalks in Portland. Visit www.outofthedoorways.org.
builds positive relationships with Portland's homeless and transitional youth
through education, art and recreation. Visit www.pearmentor.org.
in Seattle works to eliminate homelessness, and stabilize homeless and very low
income people in housing by developing and operating affordable housing. Visit
Portland serves people's basic needs as they transition from homelessness to
housing. Visit www.tprojects.org.
which represents more than 400 congregations and 15 denominations in the
Seattle area, provides human services programs for homelessness, youth
development, mental health and compassionate care. Visit
Ministries of Oregon
is a statewide association of Christian denominations committed to working with
congregations, ecumenical and interfaith organizations, and people of faith to
mobilize the faith community of Oregon to service. Visit www.emoregon.org.
New Beginnings in Seattle
provides services to women and children whose lives have been affected by
physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Visit www.newbegin.org.
Raphael House offers
shelter to women and children fleeing domestic violence in the Portland area.