giving back 2022
Every year Concerts for Causes selects four deserving charitable organizations to support at Farmathon, generally in the following broad and flexible categories: Healthcare, Environment, Humanitarian/Social and Veterans/Military. This year we're proud to be highlighting Oregon Health & Outdoors Initiative, Portland Street Medicine, The Beeline Foundation and Veterans Legacy of Oregon. Each of these is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is doing incredibly important and impactful work to make our community better in every way possible. Please read more about them below, and each will have representation on site at Farmathon so you can learn more about who you'll be supporting with your generous, tax-deductible donation!
Oregon Health & Outdoors Initiative's mission is to improve health and the environment for all Oregonians by increasing access to and engagement with nature among communities experiencing inequities. They work to achieve a vision of an Oregon where all people feel a deep connection with the outdoors, resulting in better health, stronger communities, and flourishing natural places. They offer resources, tools, and technical support to health and outdoor providers and program leaders who are helping bridge the gap between nature and well-being. Their work is guided by equity, collaboration, learning, stewardship, and listening.
Beeline Foundation provides one-time help with life’s essentials for kids, families, or anyone who needs it. Based in West Linn, Beeline Foundation partners with school counselors, social workers, public health nurses and others to arrange assistance for those in need. Examples of requests might include sports equipment for a homeless student, a Chromebook so a high school student in foster care can complete homework assignments, a car seat for a baby entering foster care, food for a family that is struggling while a parent starts a new job, gas or electric payment for a family at risk of having it shut off, a bike for a teen to get to a job, etc.
Portland Street Medicine is a coalition of volunteer medical providers, social workers, care managers, and lay people dedicated to providing quality medical care to Portlanders who are facing unstable housing or experiencing homelessness.
Veterans Legacy of Oregon has the goal of breaking the cycle of mental health disorders and suicide in veterans experiencing PTSD, substance abuse, homelessness and associated trauma. At Camp Alma, therapy focuses on developing and enhancing life skills needed for post- program empowerment and independence.