The Salvation Army is forging new ground in 2012 by earning a spot in the Willamette Week Give!Guide for the first time. Having the West Women's and Children's Shelter included should help generate new funds so we can continue doing the most good. Just search for us in the Health & Wellness category and click the "Donate Now" button, or go straight to the Donate page, type an amount and click "Next."
For this program to succeed, we need our friends, family and volunteers to help get the word out -- and to donate if they can. What's nice about the Give!Guide, though, is that it isn't just a great opportunity to raise money; there's something in it for everyone who donates to the West Women's and Children's Shelter.
On the Give!Guide Big Days, the first of which is Nov. 15, your donation of at least $10 enters you to win one of the following special incentives:
- A Salt & Straw ice-cream party (Nov. 15)
- A pair of Shwood sunglasses (Nov. 29)
- A 2013 VIP pass to Holocene (Dec. 6), or
- A case of distilled spirits from Rogue Distillery (Dec. 13)
In terms of the actual donation, if you give $10-$499, you get a booklet of coupons for discounts and free items all over town. If you donate $500-$999, you get Widmer beer, Stumptown coffee, a roster sampler from Tender Loving Empire and more. If you give $1,000-$2,499, you get A to Z Oregon pinot noir, a Chinook Book app, Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats, Stumptown coffee and a Tender Loving Empire roster sampler. And if you give $2,500 or more, you get sparkling wine, William Hatcher Willamette Valley pinot noir, Alma chocolate, Bob's Red Mill steel cut oats, Stumptown Coffee, Tender Loving Empire roster sampler and a Chinook Book app.
Again, this is the first time the West Women's and Children's Shelter has been included in the Give!Guide, and we want this new opportunity to be a success. We would greatly appreciate any support you can provide, whether that be a financial commitment or a simple commitment to tell your Facebook friends, coworkers and others about how their support will help the West Women's and Children's Shelter continue doing the most good.