The Thoughts & Gifts Project

Celebrating birthdays, celebrating you.
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Thank you to our sponsors:

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

Arena Sports Bar, Heron Pointe Senior Living, Jennifer Broadus, Marquis Corp,
MINET, Monmouth/Independence Family YMCA, Petals & Vines, The Boondocks, US Bank

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2019 Impact Report & Donor Roll

We are grateful to everyone
who made 2019 such a wonderful year
for The Thoughts & Gifts Project
and for all we serve!

Highlights include:

  • Increasing applications received from 15 to 123 (a 720% increase).
  • Increasing those served from 10 to 96 (an 860% increase).
  • Expanding our outreach with shared office hours on Mondays at the Dallas Resource Center.
  • Receiving a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to further build awareness and increase community engagement.
  • Receiving a total value of over $54,600 in donated items and contributions.

Number of youth and seniors served in 2020!

Our goal is to serve
120 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.

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

Or visit us:
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?

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.