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 971-289-6358.


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
  • Gift (cash) cards to purchase items
  • New or gently used books, especially for youth

We will not accept the following items:

  • Used Toys, Stuffed animals, Clothes, Furniture, Weapons, Religious Items, or Violent Toys

Donations may be dropped off anytime during our hours of operation:
Monday – Friday
10 AM to 5 PM


Whether an expert or a novice, share your skills and experience by joining one of our committees!

Each committee has a different focus area:

  • Monthly Birthday Parties
  • A Very Merry Unbirthday Party annual fundraiser
  • Community Engagement

Frequency of meetings depends on the committee and its needs.

Want to help in other ways? We also need volunteers to shop and deliver gifts!

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at

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