Examples of Recent Action
Organized refugee welcome kits
We collected and delivered Welcome Kits of household items (e.g. pots and pans, towels and bedding, etc.) to refugee families newly arrived from Iraq, Somalia, or Nepal.
Volunteered in homeless shelters
We provided volunteers to maintain Corvallis homeless shelters for men and women facing cold winter nights on the streets.
Raised money for international causes
We raised over $2000 through designated offerings and a bake sale to support Pennies to Prosperity, a microloan program that helps people in impoverished countries establish small businesses and raise themselves out of poverty.
Promoted healthcare for all
We became a member of Healthcare for All Oregon, a coalition promoting a statewide system of healthcare that’s universal, accessible, affordable, publicly funded, privately delivered.
Supported low-income families in crisis
We budgeted regular annual support for We Care, a program that provides one-time financial aid to local low-income families facing financial crises and at risk for homelessness.
Raised awareness and support for immigrants
We hosted community presentations on immigration to promote understanding and compassion towards immigrants; contributed seed money to a program providing no-interest loans for immigration and citizenship fees.
Collected socks for those in need
We collected over 200 pairs of socks in November for the “Socks for Soles” program to help warm the feet of people served by Community Outreach Inc., the Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center, and the local homeless shelters.
Supported English-language learners
We provided meeting space, volunteers, and a welcoming atmosphere for the Crossroads English Conversation School, serving women from foreign lands drawn to Corvallis by the presence of Oregon State University.
Participated in local food drives
We held harvest festival food collections in the fall to fight hunger and support local food banks and programs serving the poor.