To ensure the comfort and safety of our clients, donors, and volunteers,
we are available by appointment only until further notice.

Need gifts? Want to apply? Have questions?

We can still help during this time of crisis!

Call 971-600-5026 or email

What a month!


Thank you to everyone for making our A Very Merry Unbirthday Challenge & Raffle a success in August!
Because of your generosity, we raised over


To all who accepted the challenge and became a recurring donor, to all who purchased raffle tickets,
to everyone who made a one-time gift, to all of our sponsors,
and to all of our prize donors,


Your support is sincerely appreciated!


Congratulations to our raffle winners!

Alice’s Adventures
in Wonderland

Marty Fulford

The Crafty and Clever
Cheshire Cat

Danny Jaffer

White Rabbit’s
Don’t be Late

Shannon Corr

Mad Hatter’s
Tea Party

Laura van Enckevort

Queen of Hearts’
Painting the Roses Red

Susan Ferris

Photos courtesy of Philip Wright Photography.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Central Lions Club, Chase Bar & Grill, City of Monmouth Power & Light, H&R Block
Home Comfort, MAPS Community Foundation, Monmouth Hardware,
OSU Extension Service Polk County, Partnerships in Community Living, Ray Sagner

Arena Sports Bar, Jennifer Broadus, Chateau Bianca, Chemeketa Polk Center,
Heron Pointe Senior Living, MaMere’s Guest House, Marquis Corp, MINET,
Monmouth/Independence Family YMCA, Petals & Vines, Redhawk Vineyard,
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, San Antonio Mexican Restaurant,
The Boondocks, The Independence Hotel, US Bank, Van Duzer Vineyards

Thank you to our raffle donors:

Ash Creek Animal Clinic, A-Team Locksmiths, Anonymous, Beal Christmas Tree Farm,
Benedetto Vineyards, Bethel Heights Vineyard, Brandt’s Sanitary Service, Brixius Jewelers, Bullwinkle’s,
Burgerville, Chateau Bianca, Chemeketa Polk Center, Chris Wilson, Corvallis Knights, Craft Bar West,
Dallas Ballet & Academy of Dance, Downtown Barber Shop, Enchanted Forest, Figaro’s Pizza,
Focal Point Photography, Fro-Zone Yogurt, Get Air Salem, Grandma’s Attic, Greece Lightning,
Haugen’s Galleri, Hometown Postal, Jack’s Pub, Los Dos Amigos, MaMere’s Guest House,
Monmouth Hardware, Monmouth/Independence Family YMCA, Namasté Vineyards,
North Dallas Grill and Sports Bar, NW Wine Coach, Oaks Park, OMSI, Petals & Vines,
Prestige Theatres – Independence Cinema, Rachael Burks, Redhawk Winery, Rogue Hop Farm,
Rookies Sports Tap, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Tater’s Cafe, Territory, The Crafty Couple,
The Crystal Mirror, The Independence Hotel, Van Duzer Vineyards, West Valley Taphouse, Yeasty Beasty

Number of youth and seniors served in 2020!

Our goal is to serve
175 this year.

How can you help us
reach our goal?

Call us, tell us
who you are celebrating,
and we’ll get gifts together!

Tell your family, friends, neighbors, and other contacts about us!

Like us on Facebook
and help us build awareness of the services we provide!

Recipients must be 0-18 or 65+, live in Polk County, and be eligible for federal assistance.

The primary parent/guardian must complete an application for each youth; seniors may self-apply or be referred.

Proof of need is not required.

Standard hours of operation::
Mondays: 1 PM to 5 PM at the Dallas Resource Center (182 SW Academy Street, Suite 220, Dallas).
Tuesdays through Thursdays: 12 PM to 6 PM at the HIstoric Independence Women’s Club (340 S 3rd Street, Independence).

Want to help make a difference
in the lives of others on their birthday?

With your help, each qualifying individual will receive
gifts up to $30, cards, and books on their birthday!

The Thoughts &
Gifts Project

The Thoughts & Gifts Project promotes the value and importance of underserved youth and seniors in Polk County, Oregon on their birthday. 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.

The Thoughts & Gifts Project

Celebrating birthdays, celebrating you.
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