Quarterly Giving Program
Pearl Fiber Arts is pleased to announce our Quarterly Giving Program.
We believe that giving back is important. At the same time, we don’t want to use our charitable giving as a sales tool, so you won’t see us using our contributions as a way to urge you to spend money with us.
Each quarter, we will make a contribution to one or more local organizations who are working directly in the Portland community.
For the quarter ending March 31, 2022, we contributed to:
- Rose Haven, a day shelter and community center in Portland OR serving women, children and gender non-conforming folks experiencing poverty, trauma and intersecting issues. Celebrating their recent move to new, larger facilities.
- Global Giving - Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, providing shelter, food, and clean water for refugees; health and psychosocial support; access to education and economic assistance; and more.
For the quarter ending December 31, 2021, we contributed to:
- Portland Homeless Family Solutions who work to empower homeless families with children to get back into housing and to stay there long-term.
- New Avenues for Youth, working in partnership with the community to prevent youth homelessness and provide young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.
For the quarter ending September 30, 2021, we contributed to:
- Indian Valley Strong for recovery from the Dixie Fire via the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment. Normally we keep our donations local to the Portland area. However, the Dixie Fire devastated Greenville, Plumas County, California, a small town near Quincy where I grew up. Around 75% of Greenville, including the entire downtown business district, was burnt to the ground. The area is very rural and money doesn't flow to it very easily. It's going to be a rough recovery. They are a strong community and they'll find a way, but they need help. My roots are in Plumas County where dad was County Sheriff for over 20 years and it hurts to see such devastation. Donating money is the most I can do from afar to try and help. Plumas Strong. Indian Valley Strong. Quincy Strong! <3
For the quarter ending June 30, 2021, we contributed to:
- The Black Resilience Fund, a project of Brown Hope, a program dedicated to fostering healing and resilience by providing immediate and direct financial assistance to Black Portlanders.
For the quarter ending March 31, 2021, we contributed to:
- Rose Haven, a day shelter and community center in Portland OR serving women, children and gender non-conforming folks experiencing poverty, trauma and intersecting issues.
For the quarter ending December 31, 2020, we have contributed to:
- JOIN supports people experiencing homelessness to transition into permanent, stable housing. Our model is rooted in equity and building relationships. Once we move people into their new home, our retention team provides ongoing support to ensure long-term stability.
- Native Arts & Cultures Foundation is the only Native-led organization in Oregon that is solely dedicated to promoting Native equity through arts and cultures. It is a Native-inspired, Native-led, artist-focused organization that has quickly achieved national scope and impact. We are committed to uplifting Native communities by catalyzing Native peoples, artists and cultures bearers to promote positive social, cultural and environmental change.
For the quarter ending September 30, 2020, we have contributed to:
Since 2018, Brown Hope has provided a bold vision of how to create platforms for Black, Brown, and Indigenous people to be seen, to love, and to lead. Programs such as Blackstreet Bakery, Power Hour, and the Black Resilience Fund have fostered healing and empowerment for hundreds of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people in the Portland region.
Oregon Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Recovery
The 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund, established at the request of Governor Kate Brown and launched in partnership with Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Community Foundation and The Ford Family Foundation, is a place to bring private and philanthropic donations together to work collectively for Oregonians whose communities have been leveled by wildfires this season. The goal: to gather resources and plan for what comes next after the extraordinary devastation brought by wildfires across a state already reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic and consequences of racial injustice.
Past donations have been made to:
North Valley Community Foundation - Following the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California, a donation was made to this group providing aid to those affected. I grew up in that region and one of the lives lost in that fire was the father of a former schoolmate.
RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) - In support of efforts to provide legal services to immigrants and refugees detained at the border.
Street Roots - Creating income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.
Central City Concern - Providing comprehensive solutions to ending homelessness and achieving self-sufficiency. Based in Portland, Ore. since 1979.
Africa House - Africa House is the only culturally and linguistically specific one stop center targeting the increasingly diverse and rapidly growing number of African immigrants and refugees living in Oregon.
REACH Community Development - Creating quality, affordable homes and opportunities for individuals, families and communities to thrive.
SCRAP Creative Reuse - Inspiring creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community.