Bridge & Burn proudly gives one percent of all retail sales to a local Portland charity as part of a quarterly donation program. We're driven by community and often team up with brands we love and other like-minded individuals. It is our goal to invest back into the community that has given us so much support.
For the fourth quarter of 2016, we are donating one percent of retail sales to Schoolhouse Supplies.
Since opening their doors in 1999, the Schoolhouse Supplies mission remains the same: to support public education in the Portland area by providing free school supplies to students in need. They do this because they believe that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education regardless of circumstance. Our ultimate goal is to level the playing field so every child has access to the tools that allow them to achieve academic success and feel confident. The program delivery model achieves additional goals through community engagement and by keeping supplies out of the waste stream. With the community’s support, Schoolhouse Supplies has distributed nearly $30 million in free school supplies and benefitted hundreds of thousands of children.
Location: 2735 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220
Peace in Schools mindfulness programs help young people develop compassion, calm, emotional resilience, and self-awareness. At a time when school violence is widespread and many teens struggle with feelings of isolation, depression and anxiety, they offer a positive alternative. In 2014, Peace in Schools launched the first for-credit high school mindfulness course in the nation. Today, new high schools are partnering with them each year to establish mindfulness courses. Their vision is to make mindfulness an accepted and valued discipline in secondary education. Our programs use mindfulness to alleviate personal and social strife in real-world settings. The self-supportive practices they teach are tools for life. We believe mindfulness leads to safer schools and a more peaceful world.
Working toward the vision that all children have the right to read and succeed, Reading Results partners with schools to serve low-income students and students of color to provide a proven reading intervention program with paid, extensively trained, culturally responsive tutors, plus school-wide family literacy events. Reading by third grade is crucial to a child’s educational development. Falling behind creates challenges that negatively impact a child’s education and self-esteem for years to come. Reading Results is committed to helping struggling learners get on the path toward academic success and a brighter future.
Location: 3115 NE Sandy Blvd Ste 229, Portland, OR 97232 Phone: 503-477-8176
Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth by providing year-round, long-term mentoring through innovative art and nature programs provided during in-school classes, weekend art workshops, summer camp sessions and supplemental after school activities. Caldera exists as a way to help youth discover their creativity and enable the change it creates.
Location: 224 NW 13th Street Suite 304, Portland, OR 97209 Phone: 503-937-3061
Transforming children into educated, independent adults is the job of the entire community. All Hands Raised brings together local business, government, non-profit organizations, faith community, parents, students, and community stakeholders to ensure the sustained success of every child in Portland and Multnomah County from cradle to career. The mission of All Hands Raised is to champion education, equity, and excellence inside and outside the classroom. They mobilize leadership, ideas, community action and resources to ensure they improve the educational outcomes for all kids throughout Portland and Multnomah County.
Location: 2069 NE Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97232 Phone: 503-234-5404
Oregon Food Bank helps nearly one in five households fend off hunger by distributing food from a variety of sources through a statewide network that includes its four branches (in Beaverton, Ontario, Portland and Tillamook), 17 independent regional food banks and approximately 960 partner agencies. These local programs provide food directly to people who are hungry in the form of emergency food boxes, which provide a 3-5 day supply of groceries, hot prepared meals, or supplemental food parcels. The Oregon Food Bank Network serves an average of 900,000 people a year.
It takes cooperation, efficiency and strong partnerships to fight hunger. OFB's statewide network of regional food banks bring those words to life, ensuring that food is shared fairly throughout Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
Location: 7900 N.E. 33rd Drive, Portland, OR 97238 Phone: 503-282-0555
p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year their programs serve almost 900 homeless and transitional young people, ages 15 to 24. p:ear staff and volunteers serve as mentors, friends, and role models, while p:ear's unique programs create opportunities for young people to grow intellectually, express themselves constructively, communicate in positive ways and engage in meaningful interactions with the larger community of Portland. This is not work that can be accomplished in the short-term. These are relationships based on trust that take years to cultivate and require enormous dedication to sustain. We are committed to supporting p:ear as they support youth over the long-haul to share failures and successes, mundane events as well as life-altering milestones.
Location: 338 NW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209 Phone: 503-228-6677
Working with local makers and creative thinkers is rooted in our brand. Supporting the growth of our future thinkers and makers is just as important to us. The Right Brain Initiative promotes whole brain learning and is working to give every K-8 student in the Portland Tri-County Region access to the arts regardless of neighborhood, language, or income through an effort that engages the entire community, creating long-term, lasting change within the school systems. From The Right Brain Initiative: " The arts enhance every aspect of education from reading to critical thinking, social skills and motivation. Yet, after decades of extreme budget cuts, creative opportunities have all but disappeared from Portland area schools. And with them, the bright possibilities percolating in the brain cells of our children."
Location: 7900 N.E. 33rd Drive Portland, OR 97238 Phone: 503-282-0555