The Thoughts & Gifts Project

Celebrating birthdays, celebrating you.
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Number of youth and seniors served in 2019!

Help us reach 100
by 12/31/19,
apply today!


1 PM to 5 PM
Dallas Resource Center
182 SW Academy Street in Dallas


Tuesdays through Thursdays:
12 PM to 6 PM
Historic Independence
Women’s Club
340 S 3rd Street in Independence



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.

Have questions? Contact us at 971-600-5026 or

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

Love volunteering? Want to learn more about how you can help celebrate birthdays for those we serve?
Join us Wednesday, December 11 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM for our Volunteer info Session! We’ll talk about:

• Helping with our “A Very Merry Unbirthday Party” annual fundraiser
• Celebrating our recipients during our monthly birthday parties
• Engaging our community through outreach opportunities
• Shopping for gifts
• And more!

We’ll be forming committees to help move our mission forward
as we continue to celebrate the value and importance
of underserved youth and seniors in Polk County 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.