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Simply put,

we're better together.

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.

 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. 

Better Together Givng Comunity

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

Shangri-La reserves the right to appropriate donor contributions to the organization's greatest need, at any time, as a means of attaining mission stability, unless expressed in writing by the donor to:

"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

Better Together monthly 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

 Shop with Purpose 

Once your account is linked to Shangri-La, when you shop, these businesses give to Shangri-La. Click the images below to get started. 


Shangri-La's NPO# is: 82425

BottleDrop Give

 BottleDrop Give Can-tributor 

Shangri-La has partnered with BottleDrop Give to turn bottles and cans into funds that will help individuals supported by Shangri-La.

It's as Easy as Sip - Fill - Drop.

1. Fill a blue bag (specifically labeled with a Shangri-La fundraising sticker) with empty OR deposit containers. Plastic, aluminum, and glass go in the same bag.

2. Return the filled bag to any Oregon BottleDrop redemption center. No BottleDrop account needed. The label on the blue bag will open the secure drop door. 

Find a BottleDrop redemption center:

3. Your bag is counted and credited directly into Shangri-La's fundraising BottleDrop account.

Get A Bag or Pledge to be a Frequent Can-tributor.

Use the link below to receive 1 empty bag in the mail or pledge to fill 4, 8, 12, 16, or 24 blue bags per year for Shangri-La. Your first batch of bags will be mailed to you right away and again annually during the month you submitted your pledge. Sign-up to get your bag(s) at:


Bags are also available at Shangri-La's offices in Salem and Eugene. 

Targeted Giving

 Targeted (restricted) 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.

Care Packages
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 Care Package Project 

What’s a Care Package?

Shangri-La’s Care Package Project provides basic household items and personal care essentials to individuals served by Shangri-La.


Who Receives a Care Package?

Care packages go to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD) or individuals with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) who are entering Shangri-La’s services with very few personal belongings -- sometimes from homelessness/houselessness, the Oregon State Hospital, or other adverse living situations. Other individuals receive a care package when moving to a more independent living environment. 


Why is a Care Package Important?

Care packages aim to provide a sense of hope, safety, and a new beginning for the individuals that receive them. These items lay the foundation for turning a house into a home. 


Build a Care Package
Select the type of care package(s) you want to build: personal care, cleaning, bathroom, or kitchen. Fulfill the items on the list within 30 days. We will pick-up the supplies. Wish list will provide care packages for two people.

Holiday Wishes

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

 Holiday Wishes Project 

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. Learn more about this project.

Would your business like to host a Holiday Wishes tree and help fulfill holiday wishes? Please email call 503-581-1732, x318 or email 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 Gifts 

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

 Legacy Giving 

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, please contact:



Director of Community Engagement 

503-581-1732, x328


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