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Make Your Contributions Go Further

Thank you for what YOU have given to NWDSA this year. Thank you to the 1,500 walkers who came out on a blustery, wet Saturday for the 2013 Metro Portland and SW Washington Buddy Walk. Thank you to our sponsors and in-kind donors who underwrote our expenses for the Buddy Walk, paving the way for our teams to net over $38,000 for the NWDSA’s family support and community outreach programs.

Thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who commit thousands of hours every year to make our work possible. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us. If you have not yet made a gift in 2013, please consider making one before the end of the year. There are many ways to do so, from making a cash donation online to donating your old clunker of a car to offering accounting services or an in-kind service. Another way to help is creating a gift basket of goodies and gift certificates for silent auction or raffle at events. See for more information.

Looking to maximize your investment in NWDSA? Please check if your company offers a corporate match program and/or an employee giving program. Matching funds, payable volunteer hours, automatic payments and more are some of the ways corporations encourage their employees to give back to nonprofits with which they are involved. NWDSA is already “in the system” at Microsoft, Nike, PGE, The Campbell Group, Moda Health, National Instruments, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and United Way. We’d love to talk with you about your company’s giving program.

The NWDSA is looking to revitalize its development board. Many companies encourage their employees to get involved on nonprofit boards, and corporate grants and sponsorships are often tied to employee volunteering. We need your help to build those partnerships.

If you would like more information about ways to get involved, contact Amy Geoffroy, Development/Asset Director at

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