Get Involved

Whether it is volunteering your time, donating money and goods, or using your birthday as a platform to celebrate others, you can help make a difference for a child or senior on their special day!

See below to learn more about the many ways you can get involved with The Thoughts & Gifts Project.

Have questions?

Contact us at or 971-600-5026.


Parties: Help celebrate during our monthly birthday parties! Assist with decorating, activities, games, and more. Parties take place from 2 PM to 3:30 PM on the Sunday closest to the 15th of each month at various locations. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and must complete a background check.

Shopping: Enjoy looking for specific items to make someone’s day? Volunteer to shop for everyday needs and special requests.

Deliveries: Share the joy of giving by delivering presents to seniors who have been referred and are homebound or residents at area care facilities. Volunteers must have a valid Oregon Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance.

Planning: Bring your creativity for games, food, and decorations to the Party Planning Committee and help us make each party special for those who attend.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at


We provide gifts to each qualifying recipient. Help us ensure all needs are met by donating new items or making a financial contribution today to support our mission!

Celebrant ages range from 0-18 and 65+. Each person receives gift(s) based on age and interests. Gift(s) per person have a maximum value of $30 total. Please follow these guidelines when donating gifts:

  • Must be new and in original packaging
  • Should be accompanied with batteries when appropriate
  • Select items that are current

We will not accept the following items:

  • Used Toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • Clothes
  • Gift Cards
  • Furniture
  • Weapons
  • Religious Items
  • Violent Toys

Donations may be dropped off anytime during our hours of operation:
Mondays: 1 PM to 5 PM
Dallas Resource Center
182 SW Academy Street, Dallas

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

You 4 Others

Celebrate your birthday by helping to celebrate others through our “You 4 Others” program!

There are many ways to celebrate others as you celebrate your own special day. Contact The Thoughts & Gifts Project to inquire about our current needs and ask guests attending your party to bring those items in addition to or instead of presents for you. Another option, in lieu of gifts, ask guests to donate money to The Thoughts & Gifts Project.

Want to do more? Plan a gift drive and collect new items to donate to The Thoughts & Gifts Project!

Have other ideas of how you can help celebrate others on your special day? Contact us at