How Can I Help?

Helping Is Easy

Welcome and thank you so much for your interest in donating or volunteering with Casa de Belen! Casa de Belen provides a stable environment for youth to stay in school, resolve conflict, learn new self-management skills, connect with safe adults and receive guidance and support while developing a sustainable transition plan.

Cash Donations

This holiday season, please consider a cash donation to Casa de Belen. Cash is the most versatile donation you can make because it allows us to nimbly serve the needs of our youth as circumstances change. We accept cash donations online or by personal check.

Donate Money

Volunteering

It takes multiple moving parts to achieve the service, love and stability that young people need in everyday life. Volunteers play a critical role in developing these qualities by various practical means. Opportunities to help out include Tutoring; Life Skill Training; Cleaning and Organizing; Mentoring; Special Projects and Activities; Evening/Weekend Reception Support.

Click here to fill out our volunteer interest form.  For more information on current opportunities, please call us at (541) 677-0073 or email info@casadebelen.org

Donating Items

If you would prefer an in-kind donation, we have created these recommended gift lists based upon the needs of our residents. They have been designed to make the biggest and most positive impact for our youth. In-Kind donation hours are Monday-Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.

Feed a Kid

  • Whole milk
  • Eggs
  • Fresh fruit & veggies
  • Cheese and lunch meat
  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Fresh or frozen chicken, beef or pork
  • Healthy snacks like yogurt, nuts, berries, granola bars, etc

Clothe a Teen

  • New age appropriate girls underwear/clothing (all sizes)
  • New age appropriate boys underwear/clothing (all sizes)
  • Sport ankle socks and long socks
  • We accept all other gently used clothing that is age appropriate (jeans, sweaters, t-shirts, jackets, sweatshirts, shoes, etc)

Equip a Youth

  • 3-ring binders and college-ruled paper
  • Folders
  • Pens/Pencils/Markers/Highlighters
  • Calculators
  • Alarm clocks
  • Reading lamp
  • Backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Art Supplies
  • Bus passes
  • Laundry baskets


Safeguard a Kid

  • First Aid kits and supplies
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Cleaners/Disinfectants

 

Enrich a Youth

  • Skateboards & Scooters
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Gift Cards: Safeway, Walmart, Fred Meyer ($15-$25)
  • Fast food cards ($5-10)
  • Sound machines
  • Night Lights
  • Laptops (for Learning Lab, less than 3 years old, good condition only)
  • Book donations (for Library, young adult fiction and educational categories)
  • DVDs (for Theater Room, PG and PG-13 only)
  • Gift Certificates for recreational activities such as bowling, movie theater, rafting, fishing,  etc.

Other Shelter Needs

  • Gas cards for youth transportation
  • Copy paper and sticky notes
  • Large clear storage bins
  • Standard staplers & staples
  • Pens/Highlighters/Sharpies
  • Desk lamps
  • Indoor plants and pots
  • Bath and dish towels
  • Paper towels
  • Pillows and cases
  • Twin sheet sets
  • Twin mattress protectors
  • Thermal/energy efficient curtains
  • Bathroom & kitchen cleaners
  • Food saver containers
  • Paint (white and fun colors for murals)
  • Bedroom decor such mirrors, lamps, rugs, organizational bins/baskets, youthful artwork

 

Casa de Belen is a non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-exempt to the extent permitted by the IRS code. Our tax ID number is available upon request