The Thoughts & Gifts Project

Celebrating birthdays, celebrating you.
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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!

In accordance with federal and state mandates and WHO and CDC recommendations,
and to ensure the comfort and safety of our clients, donors, and volunteers,
we will be available by appointment only until further notice.

Need gifts? Want to apply? Have questions?

We can still help during this time of crisis!

Please call 971-600-5026 or email

Let us help remove one burden by providing birthday presents
for youth (0-18) and seniors (65+).

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?

In accordance with federal and state mandates and WHO and CDC recommendations,
we have rescheduled our 2nd Annual “A Very Merry Unbirthday Party” fundraiser.

We want our supporters to feel safe and comfortable while enjoying a night
of tasting adventures, playing whimsical games with prizes, participating in a wine pull,
and entering to win awesome raffle items.

Please note, our new date is Saturday, August 22, 2020 with doors opening at 7 PM at Eola Hills Wine Cellars.

Our thanks to all of our sponsors, donors, current ticket holders, and everyone who believes in our mission
to celebrate youth and seniors in Polk County on their birthday!

Tickets will go on sale 7/8/2020 and must be purchased in advance by 8/14/2020.

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

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.