Simply put,

we're better together.

Give Monthly

Contributions help strengthen Shangri-La's ability to fulfill its mission, to go above and beyond meeting basic needs, and to create communities where all people accepted for their abilities.

Scroll down to see all giving opportunities or jump to:

Targeted Giving     Care Package Wish List     Donation Drives   

Tributes     Endowment + Planned Giving

Greatest Need Giving

Shangri-La's needs are as unique and as ever-changing as the thousands of individuals served each year. A greatest need gift gives us the most flexibility in putting your donation to use to:

  • support day-to-day operational needs,

  • respond to an urgent or unexpected need,

  • or set it aside for a large project. 

Mail donations to: Shangri-La, Attn: CET, 4080 Reed Road SE #150, Salem, OR 97302

 

Join the Better Together Giving Community 

The Better Together Giving Community understands that helping individuals with disabilities or families with disadvantages thrive at home, at work, and in the community requires an on-going and consistent commitment to Shangri-La's mission and vision. 

Better Together Giving Community members commit to making a recurring donation, typically monthly, of at least $10.

Donors can select to have their recurring donation deducted automatically via debit, credit or ACH transaction, or send their recurring donation by mail. 

Mail donations to: Shangri-La, Attn: CET, 4080 Reed Road SE #150, Salem, OR 97302

Quick Links for Better Together Monthly Giving Community Members

"Shangri-La cared for my sister Kelley for over 50 years.

They provided a place where she could learn and flourish and be happy. They care so deeply for their clients. Even though Kelley passed away
in 2018,
I continue to donate to Shangri-La so that others can
benefit from all the good that they do."

Better Together Giving Community Member
Colleen P. from North Carolina

 

Targeted Giving

Shangri-La offers three ways donors can target their donation to meet specific on-going needs. 

Enrichment, Education, and Experience (E3) Fund

Give to the E3 Fund
The E3 Fund is a 100% donor-funded program that provides persons-served by Shangri-La with financial assistance to participate in educational, cultural, or community access opportunities.

Louise's Shoe Fund

Give to the Louise's Shoe Fund

The Louise's Shoe Fund is a 100% donor-funded program that provides persons-served by Shangri-La with financial assistance for medical costs, personal care items, basic household goods, job-readiness needs, and transportation costs.

Everyday Wishes Fund

Give to the Everyday Wishes Fund

The Everyday Wishes Fund is a 100% donor-funded program that provides Shangri-La programs, planning groups and departments (on a limited basis) with financial assistance for equipment/supplies, event support, and special programming opportunities.

Home Beautification and Repair Fund

Give the Harms Home Repair Fund

Minnie Harms created this fund in honor of her granddaughter, who lived in a Shangri-La home for many years. The fund aims to enhance the living environments for individuals with disabilities. Donations help purchase home furnishings and decor to personalize homes, replace aging items, or fund home repairs and remodeling projects.

Thanks to the 100% donor-funded Louise's Shoe Fund, Katherine was able to go to a salon for the first time
in her life to get her
hair cut and to learn how to style it.

"I feel tremendously good. I will be more confident [which will help] combat my anxiety. I feel much better about how I look in other's eyes, and I feel much better looking at myself in
the mirror."

- Katherine

 

Care Packages 

Care packages provide basic household and personal care essentials to individuals served by Shangri-La, who are either entering our programs without these basic items or who are moving to more independent living and need these items to start their new home.

Shangri-La will accept the items below, in new or like-new, condition at the Salem Office (4080 Reed Road SE #150), Newport Office (141 NW 11th Street), or Eugene Office (398 High Street) during regular business hours.

 

Shangri-La reserves the right to decline the donation of any used goods. We do not offer donation pick-up.

WISH LIST ITEMS

New condition only:

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Shampoo

  • Conditioner

  • Deodorant

  • Shaving cream

  • Disposable razors

  • Bar soap/body wash

  • Toilet paper

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Medication organizers

  • Kitchen sponge

  • Facial tissue

  • Dryer sheets

  • Laundry soap

  • Dish soap 

  • Cleaning wipes

  • Paper towels 

  • Band-aids

New or like-new condition:

  • Bath towels

  • Hand towels (kitchen and bath)

  • Wash cloths (kitchen and bath)

  • Can opener

  • Measuring cups and spoons

  • Cooking utensils (spatual, tongs, ladle, wooden spoon, slotted spoon)

  • Laundry basket

  • Hangers

  • Shower curtain and liner

  • Bath mat

  • Plates and bowls

  • Silverware

  • Drinking glasses

  • Oven mit/hot pads

  • Shower curtain hooks

  • Pot and pans

 

Donation Drives 

Your business, club, or group can host a donation drive to support Shangri-La. You can collect a mixture of items from the care package wish list, target your drive to a specific item or theme, or raise monetary donations. 

To organize a donation drive, please call 503-581-1732, x328, or email community@shangrila-or.org to identify current donation drive needs. In most cases, Shangri-La can also provide you with marketing materials and donation bins. 

Here are just a few ideas:

  • TP Tuesday Donation Drive

  • Shampoo Sunday Donation Drive

  • Everything for the Kitchen Sink Drive (dish soap, sponges, kitchen towels)

  • Spring Cleaning (Products) Donation Drive (dish soap, paper towels, cleaning wipes)

  • Feelin' Fresh Donation Drive (toothpaste, body wash, deodorant, etc.)

  • All Wrapped Up Towel Drive (bath towels)

  • Pocket Change Challenge (let teams compete for who can bring in the most pocket change)

  • Casual for a Cause (employees can pay $1 to wear casual attire to work)

  • POP Event (donation a Portion of Proceeds from the sale of an item to Shangri-La)

 

Holiday Wishes

Each year Shangri-La works to make the holidays a little brighter and a little merrier for the individuals we serve through our Holiday Wishes campaign. Through generous support from our community, each year, we fulfill over 200 gift wishes from individuals served by Shangri-La.

Would your business like to host a Holiday Wishes tree and help fulfill holiday wishes? Please email call 503-581-1732, x318 or email community@shangrila-or.org to receive additional information.

"I think as humans we have an obligation to help people reach their potential, no matter what that potential is. Shangri-La is all about helping people be productive members of society, without judging what that looks like for them, and that’s something I can get behind.
 

Better Together Giving Community Member 
Megan D from Keizer, Oregon

 

Tribute

Support the creation of inclusive communities by remembering or celebrating a loved one through a donation to Shangri-La. 

Your tribute donation will be highlighted in the next Shangri-La Life Newsletter. In addition, Shangri-La will send an acknowledgment letter* to the family member of the memorialized person or to the honoree themselves if they are living.

You can also mail tribute donations to: Shangri-La, Attn: CET, 4080 Reed Road SE #150, Salem, OR 97302. Please include:

  • your full contact information,

  • the tribute's name,

  • designation as an honorarium or memorial,

  • the contact information (name, mailing address, phone number) for the person you would like us to send an acknowledgment letter, if applicable.

* Address must be provided by donor. 

 

Endowment Fund 

Shangri-La’s Endowment Fund is a way for donors to make a significant investment in the future of Shangri-La. Monitored by Shangri-La’s Board of Directors, these funds are conservatively invested and managed for moderate growth with the intent that a portion of the gain can provide long-term financial stability to the organization. 

Planned Giving and Bequests

Let your legacy fuel Shangri-La's legacy.  You can make a bequest to Shangri-La by including language in your will or living trust that will leave a portion of your assets or estate to Shangri-La. You can also make a bequest by designating Shangri-La as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

To discuss a contribution to Shangri-La's endowment fund or to make a bequest, please contact:

Ashley 

Director of Community Engagement 

503-581-1732, x328

Email

Shangri-La is a 501c3 non-profit human services organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and families with disadvantages recognize and achieve their potential. 

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