We are so fortunate for you all who have decided to help us give back to our community as a way to help celebrate our special day. Once you click on donate, you will be redirected to a page to select which organization you would like to direct your donation to.
Here are our chosen organizations:
Stop APPI Hate:
Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, there has been an increase of reported Asian-American and Pacific Islander (APPI) hate crimes across the U.S.
Stop APPI Hate is an organization tracking and providing resources for incidents of discrimination, hate and xenophobia. They're fiscally sponsored by Chinese for Affirmative Action, which is an organization advocating immigrant rights, promoting language diversity, and remedies racial and social injustice for APPI. Your donation here will go towards their organization: https://caasf.org/
Oregon Food Bank:
No one should ever go to bed with an empty stomach. We've both dedicated our time here and had a great time doing so! We appreciate their focus on not only food but health; they aim for freshness and produce distribution to as many families as possible. Their mission is to eliminate hunger addressing the root causes of hunger through public policy, nutrition and garden education, and public awareness.
Friends of the Columbia Gorge:
How lucky are we to live in a place that is only a short drive away from the beauties that nature has to offer. We both love to hike different trails and go camping as a way to escape from the busy world. Friends of the Columbia Gorge works to protect, preserve, and steward the Columbia Gorge. Help us preserve all that nature has to offer for now and for future generations.
Our House of Portland:
This is an organization that Tabina has dedicated many Monday nights to volunteering. Our House provides healthcare, housing, therapeutic activities, peer recovery mentorship, and other vital services to those living with HIV. They want to inspire these individuals to live well and treat them with respect. They have four programs that help promote independent living for this community:
· Our House is a residential care facility for people with HIV who are having difficulty managing independent living.
· Our Neighborhood Housing and Care Program provides social work services, and nursing, for people in their own homes, providing support so that our clients can live independently as long as possible.
· Esther’s Pantry, Oregon’s first LGBTQ+ affirming shopping style food pantry, provides food and personal care items for individuals and families impacted by HIV.
· Tod’s Corner provides free clothing and household goods for clients living with HIV.