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November 1, 2021 @ 12:01 am - December 31, 2021 @ 11:59 pm PDT
The 2021 Give!Guide
The Give!Guide is Portland’s easiest path to end-of-year giving. Hosted by Willamette Week, this year’s campaign features 204 nonprofits working together toward a goal to fundraise $6.5 million between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.
Animal Aid is proud and grateful to be among the nonprofits participating in this year’s campaign. Our organizational goal is to raise $20,000, funds which allow us to assist animals who may be struggling in larger shelters and Heartstrings Pets: These may be senior pets getting passed by for the younger animals, formerly abused and neglected pets needing medical or behavior assistance, shy pets requiring extra reassurance and time, or animals with a medical condition.
In 2020, Animal Aid cared for 95 cats and dogs through our rescue and adoption program, provided over $7,000 in financial assistance for urgent medical or behavioral care to 14 pets and their guardians through our Animal Aid Cares Fund, and shared over 2,500 lbs. of pet food and a wide variety of animal care supplies with our 16 It Takes a Pack partners and local animal guardians in need.
Beyond the numbers, the biggest impact that we make in our community is our focus on helping animals who have more extensive medical or behavioral conditions and thus fewer rescue options. By devoting the extra time, care, and resources to them that they need, we’re able to save a life that might otherwise be lost, help bring together a new family when that animal is adopted, and contribute to building a more compassionate community for both the pets and people of Portland.
We hope you’ll join us in showing support for this year’s Give!Guide nonprofits so that we can be stronger together.
Our Give!Guide partners
Aesthete Tea is a woman and QBIPOC owned organic loose leaf tea and herbal blend brand, based in Portland, Oregon with a tea house located at 3530 SW Multnomah Blvd.
Founded by Briana Thornton in 2017, Aesthete Tea maintains a strong commitment to know their farmers and source only the highest quality ingredients from individuals and collectives that share the same values in quality, ethics, and health. All of their teas are farm direct. Unique to Aesthete, the brand’s proprietary tea and herbal blends are created by Folk Healer & Herbalist, Maggie Cassidy, who happens to be the Founder’s mother.
Cultivating, consuming, and healing with herbs and tea leaves is an ancestral craft, and bringing the ancient respect, knowledge, and power of the earth to the modern world is Aesthete Tea’s sole mission.
Aesthete Tea + Animal Aid Give!Guide Partnership: The first 25 donors of $25 or more will receive a $10 gift card to Aesthete Tea!
Ice Queen offers so much more than a traditional ice cream shop. As the first and only plant-based paleteria in Portland and the United States, founder Rebecca Smith has dedicated herself to creating an unforgettable experience to the very last bite.
Ice Queen’s whimsical retail shop opened in 2021 and is a delightful treat for all five senses to enjoy. Ice Queen operates as a sustainable and ethical company that values being playful and all things cute in addition to offering the highest quality novelty bars. From recipe collaborations with other small food purveyors to creating bold, fun, and unforgettable treats, Ice Queen is all about community and bringing joy to people in the form of a healthier dessert option.
Ice Queen’s dairy-free flavors and collaborations are inspired by Rebecca’s imagination and curiosity as the shop’s resident mad scientist. Ice Queen’s constantly rotating flavors are unique and unrivaled.
Ice Queen + Animal Aid Give!Guide Partnership: All donors 35 and under will be added to a raffle for a $100 gift card to Ice Queen!
Founded in Vancouver, B.C. by passionate vegan foodies Rob Milne and his sons, Virtuous Pie was created to provide great tasting food for our bodies and the planet. From their hand-stretched dough, beloved plant-based cheese, and creamy small-batch ice creams, innovation + surprise are at the core of Virtuous Pie’s culinary efforts.
Inspired by Portland’s love for the outdoors and picnics by the river, the space at Virtuous Pie PDX is a play on a modern picnic, brought to life with the help of local businesses Makelike Designs and Reed LaPlant. Through this space, they seek to bring community together, fostering new conversations and connections through various styles of communal seating.
Virtuous Pie believes in giving back to their local communities and organizations, which is why they dedicate a portion of revenue to like-minded charities in each city they call home.
Virtuous Pie + Animal Aid Give!Guide Partnership: Starting on November 1, in celebration of World Vegan Day and the launch of the Give!Guide, Virtuous Pie will be donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales of their pumpkin ice cream to Animal Aid all month long!