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Held annually during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, Shangri-La's Yellow Napkin Project aims to increase our community's disability literacy and awareness. 

Started in 2022 with just 2,500 napkins, the Yellow Napkin Project now distributes over 10,000 napkins featuring five disability literacy messages.

See the 2023 disability literacy messages.  These messages were selected by input from individuals with disabilities served by Shangri-La and Direct Support Professionals. 

The napkins are distributed by community partners, mainly food service establishments, who share the napkins with their customers. 

Read more about the Yellow Napkin Project in this article by the Salem Reporter. 

If you are interested in starting a Yellow Napkin Project in your area, please email:

2023 Yellow Napkin Project Distribution Partners

Support these local businesses who are helping create communities where all people are accepted for their abilities. 

  • Ankeny Vineyard, Salem

  • Third Avenue Eatery/Baked and Loaded Potatoes/Naked Cat Coffee, Stayton

  • Beehive Taphouse @ Beehive Station, Salem

  • Caffe Capri Reed, Salem

  • Chic Skape, Mt. Angel

  • Columbia Bank, Salem-Keizer

  • Cozzie's NY Deli, Salem

  • Denny's, Woodburn

  • Heroes Tap House, Salem

  • Keizer Sub Shop, Keizer

  • Lively Station, Salem

  • Marion County Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Conference

  • On Any Sundae, Salem

  • Rosie's Mountain Coffee House, Mill City

  • Route 99, Brooks

  • Sweetly Baked, Salem

  • Sewell Sweets, Salem

  • T-Mobile, Stayton

  • The Dawg House Food Truck, Salem

  • The Hub, Stayton

  • The Safe Haven at Chemeketa Community College

  • Shades of Brew, Salem

  • The Easy Otter, Salem

  • Urban Grange, West Salem

  • Waldo Middle School

  • Western Oregon University Disability Services, Monmouth 

Download the napkin distribution partner guide to learn more or click here to request napkins.

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