The Thoughts & Gifts Project

Celebrating birthdays, celebrating you.
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We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Polk County Service Club to donate usage of their clubhouse to us.
Unfortunately, the furnace is not working and there is no heat. Until repairs can be made, we will be working offsite.

Don’t worry…we can still help!

Need gifts? Want to apply? Have questions?

Please call 971-600-5026 or email

You can also visit us on Mondays from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Dallas Resource Center (182 SW Academy Street, Suite 220).

We apologize for any inconvenience and will resume regular hours at the clubhouse as soon as possible.

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

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

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It is that time of year again – time to venture down the rabbit hole and join us in celebrating during our 2nd Annual A Very Merry Unbirthday Party! Last year’s inaugural event brought friends and families together for an evening of tasting adventures and fun, quirky games as we raised funds to support youth and seniors in our community on their birthday.

By serving as a sponsor, your financial support ensures our services are available for the thousands of youth and seniors who are eligible to apply. Please review the Sponsor Form, assess the benefits, and choose the level of support that fits your needs and fills your heart by supporting others. Please mail your completed form and payment by 2/7/20 to:

The Thoughts & Gifts Project
PO Box 412
Independence, OR 97351

Sponsor deadline!









More information will follow in the coming weeks,
including how to donate game prizes and how to buy tickets to join the fun!

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.