From hosting our kickoff event and opening our doors
to serving our first client and holding our first monthly birthday party,
2018 was a fantastic year as we began celebrating area youth and seniors on their birthday!
See below for highlights from our first year in operation.
December Birthday Party
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Happy Birthday to our recipients who celebrated their special day during our first monthly birthday party! Everyone had a great time playing games, winning prizes, enjoying refreshments, and, of course, celebrating our special attendees!
Saturday, December 1, 2018
We had a great time participating in this year’s Santa Train and were happy to offer the children festive coloring sheets, stickers, and more!
Central Back to School Bash
Sunday, August 19, 2018
A fun time for all! We were thrilled to help with school supplies by handing out crayons and colored pencils as part of the Back to School Bash! Plus, we had coloring sheets, stickers, and more!
Polk County Fair
August 9-11, 2018
What a great opportunity to introduce people from Polk County and beyond to The Thoughts & Gift Project! Plus, we had some really nice giveaways!
Saturdays, June-September, 2018
On Saturdays, you could find us in downtown Independence at the farmers market. What a great opportunity to meet people and build awareness of the services we provide!
Business of the Month
June 1-30, 2018
What an honor to be selected by Washington Federal (Monmouth Branch) as the Business of the Month for June! As the honoree, we had print materials and promotional items available to help educate the community on our mission.
Fundraiser Hosted by
Arena Sports Bar and
Friday, June 1, 2018
We were thrilled to be chosen by Arena Sports Bar & Grill as the local organization to receive $1 from every Ninkasi Brewery beer sold during Arena’s 6th Annual Bike Raffle!