It is that time of year again! Give!Guide is Oregon’s easiest path to year-end giving. It’s Willamette Week’s annual effort to raise funds for — and draw attention to — the good works of local nonprofits. This year’s campaign features 250 nonprofits working together toward a goal to fundraise $8.2 million between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.
And it’s all made possible by you.
Animal Aid is excited and grateful to be among the nonprofits participating in this year’s campaign. Our organizational goal is to raise $35,000 by year-end.
In 2022, Animal Aid assisted more than 95 animals and their families in the Portland metro area. We cared for 85 cats and dogs through our rescue program, provided over $7,000 in financial aid for urgent medical or behavioral care to 13 guardians through our Animal Aid Cares Fund, and shared more than 4,000 lb. of food and a wide variety of animal care supplies with our 16 Pack partners and local guardians.
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. We refer to those animals as Heartstrings Pets. By devoting the extra time, care, and resources that they need, we aim to save a life that might otherwise be lost and work to match them with a loving guardian, in a forever home.
Rad Pop PDX
Portland’s pop-up popcorn party for hella good popcorn!
Incentive Giveaway: The first 25 donors of $10 or more will receive two bags of freshly popped popcorn from Rad Pop PDX!
Warm and welcoming, quick-witted and savvy, Poison Waters is not just a personality, she is an experience you’ll not soon forget!
Community Event: Join Animal Aid and Project Pooch at Lucky Lab Quimby on Giving Tuesday (November 28) from 6:30-8:30pm for Drag Queen Bingo with Poison Waters! In addition to the games, come enjoy raffle prizes, a selfie station, great food & drink, and good company as we celebrate this national day of giving!
Hygiene4All offers showers, clothing, hygiene & medical supplies, and a space for loving community.
Project POOCH provides opportunities for youth in corrections to develop the personal and vocational skills needed to become responsible and productive members within their current environment and upon rejoining their community.
Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.
The Pongo Fund
The Pongo Fund is Oregon’s only full-time charity focused on fighting animal hunger. They work to reduce shelter populations and keep families together by providing emergency pet food assistance to anyone in honest need.