ReLeaf Health has partnered with The Equitable Giving Circle for a “Winter Joy Box” Donation Drive. All of the proceeds and gifts from our collaboration will go directly to black families in the Portland community.
It was important to us that while EGC was created for the BIPOC community as a whole which we LOVE, we wanted to make sure that our fellow black families received some directed attention this Holiday season.
What better way to bring some holiday cheer into your life than doing something for someone else.
Here’s how you can help:
Here is a link to the official information page so you can learn more about this special project: https://www.equitablegivingcircle.org/presents
Our goal is to show the families we serve some love and care by providing them with specialty New Year’s treats, warm blankets, self-care items, as well as games, toys, and art and activity kits for the whole family to enjoy, as they ring in the New Year. The Joy Boxes will be delivered to families December 28th-30th.
There are 4 primary ways for you to support the program this year:
1. Make a donation towards the purchase of special items for the Joy Boxes by visiting our presents page using the link above, and using the button at the bottom of the page to make a one-time or recurring donation to EGC. Donations made through this link will go directly to the Joy Box program.
2. Purchase an item from our wishlist. The items in our wishlist are from BIPOC-owned small businesses and other community partners. If they place an order from Black Wagon Toys, the last day to shop online is December 15th. When you order, simply put “EGC Joy Box: ReLeaf” in the recipient/shipping information.
3. Purchase a gift certificate for a Black family using Bindle. Bindle is a local service that sells high-quality items and food products made by small businesses. In the comments section, simply say that the donation is for a gift card for an “EGC/ReLeaf” family. These gift certificates will be included in the Joy Boxes for families to shop for specialty items of their choosing.
4. Go shopping and purchase a toy, personal care item (blanket, candles, bath products, etc), board or card game, activity/art kit, or gift card (to small business or stores such as Target, Fred Meyer, etc.) for our families to use to shop for themselves. Items can be dropped off at ReLeaf Health at 3213 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Mon-Friday from Noon to 7 pm and Saturday from noon to 4 pm. The last day for items to be dropped off is Monday, December 21st. If someone wishes to purchase toys in person at Black Wagon Children’s Boutique, Black Wagon is happy to collect those items and hold them for us to pick up, you can simply have the cashier place a note that says Releaf on the item.
There it is, so simple and will bring so much joy to the community that ReLeaf serves in Portland!
Please let us know if you have any questions!
‘Tis the season to be giving,
-The ReLeaf Health Family