Employee and Corporate Giving Programs

Workplace giving

Blanchet House workplace giving programs are designed to bring people together to provide aid and hope for our neighbors in need.

Group Volunteering at Blanchet House

Good for your employees, your business, and your community!

Workplace giving can be led by upper management or any individual wanting to help people experiencing homelessness in Portland. We invite any organization, from small businesses to larger corporations, to join us on our mission.

Choose a Program

We offer several off-site volunteer opportunities all of which are a great way to get your entire team involved in a service project.

Sack Lunch Drive

Prepare 100-200 sack lunches at a location of your choice and drop them off at Blanchet House on Saturday morning.

Sack lunch drive

Please review our Sack Lunch How-To and email info@blanchethouse.org to schedule your drive.

Make Care Kits

Pack care kits containing essential survival items like socks, toiletries, rain ponchos, hand warmers and snacks.

Care kit donation

Please review our Care Kit How-To Page for more information.

Donate Clothing

Organize a drive to collect adult-sized men’s and women’s clothing. Our guests are also in need of sleeping essentials.

Shoe donation

We accept donations Mon-Sat from 8-10:30 am and 1:30-4 pm. Email us at info@blanchethouse.org to schedule your drop-off.

We can host a group of employees on-site during one of our regular volunteer shifts. Right now we are limiting groups to five people, making this is a great option for small teams or departments within your company.

Review our volunteer handbook to learn more about the on-site volunteering requirements. The group leader can email volunteer@blanchethouse.org to get on our calendar. Please submit your request at least 1 month in advance.

Group volunteering at Blanchet House

Take advantage of your organization’s matched volunteer hours by serving on-site. We have several 2-3 hour on-site volunteer shifts available Monday-Saturday. Visit our volunteer sign-up for more info.

Be sure to review your company’s paid volunteer guidelines prior to signing up and to complete any documentation required by your employer.

Blanchet House meal service volunteer handing out food

We rely on business and individual donors to operate. Your financial support makes a powerful difference to the individuals who depend on our meal, clothing, and shelter services.

Matching Gifts

Donate to Blanchet House and complete any forms or documentation needed for your company to make a matching gift.

Host a Fundraiser

Organize a Blanchet House specific fundraiser or incorporate a fundraiser into one of your organization’s events.

Event Sponsorship

We will gladly accept your sponsorship. Email stenzin@blanchethouse.org to learn more about upcoming opportunities.

Special Partnership

We welcome partnerships tailored to your business. Email info@blanchethouse.org to explore the possibilities.

Questions about how workplace giving can best meet your organization’s culture and philanthropy goals? Please email Gabby Thuillier at gthuillier@blanchethouse.org.

Are you a non-business group that wants to support our mission?

Check out this list of 7 Ways You Can Help Someone Experiencing Homelessness. There is a variety of meaningful and flexible activities for groups of all sizes and ages.

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