Doing Good

These 13 Nonprofits and Individuals Are Changing Our World for the Better

These are the 2020 winners of Portland Monthly’s 15th Annual Light a Fire awards.

09/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

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Keeping Seniors Fed Through Thick and Thin

Meals on Wheels People marks 50 years of perseverance and sets sights on what comes next.

08/11/2020 By Ben McBee

Light a Fire

There’s Still Time to Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit for Light a Fire

We’ve extended our deadline for nominations to July 31 – get yours in now!

07/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Nonprofits

Tonight’s Fundraiser Meets Variety Show Will Support Portland Sex Workers

COVID-19 has not been kind to survivors of sex trafficking in Portland. Here’s how you can help.

07/24/2020 By Lauren Carlos

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Building Community to Weather Tough Times

Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders grant and other support have been essential for Meals on Wheels People.

07/17/2020 By Ben McBee

Light a Fire

Know a Nonprofit That Deserves an Award?

Submit your nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2020 Light a Fire awards now.

07/09/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

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Meals on Wheels People Overwhelmed with Gratitude

Portland community steps up amid Covid-19 pandemic to keep seniors fed and volunteers safe.

06/17/2020 By Ben McBee

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Generations Give Back with Meals on Wheels People

Remembering Louise Piacentini, who made Meals on Wheels People a part of her family

05/20/2020 By Ben McBee

Good Ideas

Get a Drag Queen Performance Delivered to Your House

Order a drag queen delivery that supports Our House Portland. Plus there's wine!

04/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

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Reser’s Recipe for Generosity Continues to Support the Community After 60 Years

The Reser Family Foundation is an important ally for Meals on Wheels People.

04/08/2020 By Ben McBee

Furry Fun

Dogs Can Do Social Distancing, Too

Guide Dogs for the Blind has some very good dogs.

03/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

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Fighting Hunger with Humility

Honoring Maybelle and Fred Macdonald, unwavering champions of Meals on Wheels People.

03/09/2020 By Ben McBee

Nonprofits

Review Concludes Mercy Corps Leadership Made "Missteps, Mistakes" in Handling of Sexual Abuse Case

The board of directors say they accept all of the findings in the independent report

02/05/2020 By Julia Silverman

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50 Years of Family with Meals on Wheels People

Celebrating Neil Kelly Company, the nonprofit’s first ever-corporate partner

02/05/2020 By Ben McBee

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Reasons to Sing at the Rip City Race for the Roses

Run, walk, or roll to support children’s mental health services and programs for people experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities at Albertina Kerr. And save on registration with a special Portland Monthly code.

01/24/2020 By Kate Zipse

Count Them In

Oregon Isn’t Taking This Year’s Census Lying Down

Meet the women of color who are making sure that every Oregonian gets counted.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Party for a Cause

Celebrate Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire Award Winners in Person

Get ready for all the feels at our 15th annual nonprofit and volunteer awards gala at the Oregon Convention Center November 21.

11/12/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Do Gooders

The 15th Annual Light a Fire Winners Are Here

Honoring the people making our city and state better for all

10/23/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

Extraordinary Volunteer

This Volunteer Has Fostered 18 Guide Dogs for the Blind Just Since 2016

Says Debi Hays: “They give me the dogs that are a ‘challenge.' I call them misunderstood.”

10/23/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Caring for Our Planet

How a 30-Year-Old Conservation Group Is Thwarting Developers and Protecting Pristine Forest Land

Columbia Land Trust now controls 45,000 acres along the Columbia River—where nothing will ever be built

10/23/2019 By Marty Patail