PDX Recovery Film Festival / 10/01 / Revolution Hall

giving alternatives

Here are some other ways you can help us help those in need.

two people exiting the bridges to change community outreach van
Amazon Wishlist

Know what you're donating, and how your donation helps.

If you want to know what you are donating, Amazon has wishlists for charities. You can go to Amazon and purchase items we need most and they will get delivered directly to us!

Amazon Smile

Shopping on Amazon is an automatic way to give to Bridges to Change.

Amazon allows you to switch to Amazon Smile, everything is exactly the same, except your purchase earns Bridges to Change a donation!

  • Follow this link:
  • Select Bridges to Change as the charity you would like to link
  • When you shop Amazon, make sure you see in your URL or the Amazon Smile logo, then you know you will be helping to raise money for BTC!
Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Link your card to our organization, Fred Meyer will donate directly to us.

In addition to receiving your normal Fred Meyer Rewards points, if you link your card to our organization, Fred Meyer will donate directly to our organization!

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Bridges to Change at You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (#RV011).
  • If you don’t have a FM Reward Card, you can get one at the Customer Service desk at Fred Meyers
  • Whenever you use your Rewards Card when shopping at Freddy’s, you’ll be helping Bridges to Change earn a donation from Fred Meyer.
  • At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to Bridges to Change based on the accumulated spending of the Rewards Customers linked to our organization.
  • Fred Meyer donates over $500k each quarter to various organizations via Community Rewards!

Employer Matching

Many employers offer gift matching programs where you can deduct directly from your paycheck and double or triple your donation.  Check with your employer on their particular program.  Below are some of the options.


Bequests are an option for future giving, whether you currently are unable to give or you want to leave a legacy of philanthropy. There are many ways to make bequests in order to benefit our future community.

  • Will or Trust Bequests: Name Bridges to Change as a beneficiary of your will or trust to receive a specific gift from your estate; to receive all or a portion of what remains of your estate, or to be a contingent beneficiary.
  • Retirement Accounts and Pension Plans: Name Bridges to Change as the sole or beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account. Giving through an IRA allows money to go to a non-profit without you having to pay taxes on it.
  • Real Estate: Donate real estate or land holdings to Bridges to Change. If you are considering a gift of real estate, please reach out directly to us.
  • Insurance: Name Bridges to Change as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy and receive immediate tax advantages. A bequest of insurance enables you to assure a large future gift at a small cost now.

Please consult with your financial, legal and tax advisers to assure you receive the best financial advantages and that your intentions are carried out fully. If you wish to remain anonymous, we will respect your preference.

Bridges to Change should be legally designated in your documents as: “Bridges to Change, Inc., a nonprofit corporation (Tax ID #76-0751239) with current headquarters address of 7916 SE Foster Rd, Ste 201, Portland OR 97206”

Email: with questions.

In-Kind Donations

We are always excepting in-kind donations.  Depending on need and capacity, there are certain items we will or will not take.  We are always in need of:

  • Gift cards (various locations)
  • New twin sized mattresses
  • New bedding for twin sized beds
  • New hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • New underwear (men and women)
  • Bras
  • Children’s books and new children’s toys
  • Jackets (various sizes)
  • Work boots
  • Work clothes

Email: to make an in kind donation.