The Thoughts & Gifts Project

Celebrating birthdays, celebrating you.
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Thank you to everyone who made our inaugural fall fundraising campaign, Share the Joy, such a success!

Because of your generosity, we can inspire, recognize, and celebrate

more qualifying youth and seniors in our community on their birthday!

See below for highlights from our Share the Joy campaign.

Here is an overview of key stats from our inaugural fundraising campaign!

The front-side of a postcard mailed to residents in Polk County.

Thank you to everyone who bought “gifts” during October as part of our “Share the Joy” campaign!
Because of your generosity, over 300 “gifts” were purchased and over $500 raised
to help us make birthdays special for qualifying youth and seniors in our community!

Congratulations to Independence Liquor Store who sold the most “gifts” during our inaugural paper icon competition!
Our thanks to all of the great local businesses who participated to raise funds and bring awareness to what we do!

 

Arena Sports Bar
Crush
Curves
Independence Cinema
Independence Liquor Store
Koyotes Tacos
Monmouth Hardware
Main Street Pub
Ovenbird Bakery
Petals & Vines
Rookie’s
Washington Federal

 

Throughout our “Share the Joy” campaign, we featured remember whens, birthday trivia, and donor spotlights
on our Facebook page and on our website!

Remember the Joy?

A toy, a game,
a puzzle, a doll,
or something else?

A photo, jewelry,
an experience,
or something esle?

Celebrate with friends and family?
Take a day off from work?
Eat dinner out? Other?

Chocolate? Vanilla?
Strawberry?
Something more unique?

Making a wish? Opening presents?
Spending time with friends and family?
Other?

Pin the tail on the Donkey?
Musical chairs? Duck, duck, goose?
Other?

Birthday Trivia!

And the answer is…
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for the article from Time Magazine

And the answer is…
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for the article from StyleCaster.com

And the answer is…click here
for the article from
Guinness World Records

And the answer is…
click here
for the article from Digital Music News

And the answer is…
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for the article from Today I Found Out

And the answer is…
click here
for the article from PaperStyle.com!

Donor Spotlight

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The Thoughts &
Gifts Project

The Thoughts & Gifts Project promotes the value and importance of low-income youth and seniors on their birthday. Our primary focus area is the Monmouth-Independence community, but we will serve all of Polk County, Oregon. By providing birthday presents, cards, and parties, as well as age-appropriate books, we want all qualifying individuals to feel exceptional and appreciated on their special day.