You Can Help
need your support at Family Bridge to continue offering our services to the families
of Washington County. Your tax-deductible gifts will help to sustain and improve
our programs as well as our community.
are a variety of ways in which individuals or organizations can help, including
volunteering your personal time, donating needed supplies, making a single monetary
donation, becoming a monthly donor, or including Family Bridge in your estate
welcome and encourage both individuals or groups to get involved at Family Bridge.
To volunteer your time to work at the shelter, or find out more about group projects
and volunteer opportunities, please contact us by telephone.
Dear Family Bridge Board, Volunteers, and Friends:
Because of budget deficiencies JoAnn Eden is no longer the Volunteer Coordinator at Family Bridge.
We appreciate your dedication to the success of our program and mission "To End Homelessness - One Family at a Time" and ask for your ongoing support.
During our time of transition we hope that you will continue to show your support by helping us fill volunteer positions
so that there is no interruption in the quality of services we provide to homeless families with children. Currently there are nearly 40 homeless families waiting to get into shelter.
If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me. I would love to meet with you to discuss ways to increase volunteerism, funding and services that help families become more self-sufficient as they transition out of homelessness.
Our program would not exist without dedicated, caring volunteers at the Day House and at the Host Congregations. We cannot continue without the assistance of volunteers who staff the Family Bridge Day House from 7:00-9:00 and 3-5 each day and from 8:00-5:00 on the weekends.
Please call the office to learn about current volunteer openings and ways that you can help and refer anyone you think might be interested in becoming a volunteer in the program to us for followup. We have an application process (application can be downloaded below) or call the office for more information: 503-844-2919
Annie Heart, Executive Director
greatest need for volunteers is
weekdays (especially Tuesday and Friday) mornings from 7:00 - 9:00 AM.
Volunteer Application Form
If you have not volunteered
with Family Bridge before, please download and complete the application form
and return it to Family Bridge.
you are interested in making a monetary donation to Family Bridge, please contact
our Executive Director, Annie Heart, for arrangements. *All
donations are tax deductible.
Or, donate on-line at:
you are interested in donating to our needed supplies list, we are in search of
the following items:
folded and tucked inside a pillowcase
Large Bath Towels
- toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, shaving cream, soap, shampoo, etc...
Fare - prepaid tickets for the Portland Metro area
- for family outings such as OMSI, movie theaters, Oregon Zoo, Children's Museum, bowling or other fun places, etc...
- books or rolls preferred
Gift Cards and Gift
- small denomination amounts to local retail stores for clothing, shoes, and other
- paper towels, kleenex tissues, diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), baby wipes, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, toilet paper, etc...
to limited storage space at the shelter, we are not able to accept donations of
furniture, clothing or toys. On occasion we will accept beds if a family is moving
into housing and a bed is needed, however, prior approval must be obtained. If
you have a bed you would like to donate, please contact
our office to inquire about the need.
make all other types of donations to the Family Resource Center of your choice.