How you can help or get involved?


​​​​​How can you help or get involved?

​​​​​​​​​​​Get involved with a party! 

Contact us or email us at:

Laura 503-569-7544

We currently serve 5 shelters - Center for Hope and Safety, Family Promise, Taylor's House, St. Francis, and the Oxford Houses - with a "birthday in a box." At the Simonka shelter, we throw a party complete with activities, cake, ice cream, juice, goodie bags and gifts. We always need help at these parties, and volunteering is easy!

   Pick a date below and contact Laura to sign up.

      Show up at the shelter at 1:45 and plan to stay until 3:30.

Typical volunteer duties are helping with the craft, helping cut/scoop/serve ice cream and cake, passing out goodie bags, books and gifts, and just having FUN with us!

      We'd love to get you involved!

Simonka Place: 


  • November 17
  • December 15


  • January 12
  • February 23
  • March 15
  • April19
  • May 17
  • June 28
  • ​July 19

Other possibilities

You can....

  • Offer to bring balloons to parties on a regular basis (A drop-off is ok, or you may stay and help at the party.)
  • Offer to bring ice cream and/or juice boxes to parties on a regular basis (A drop-off is ok, or you may stay and help at the party.)
  • Lead a game or activity at one of the birthday parties
  • Sponsor a child's gift(s) ($70 total per birthday child: 1 item in $30-$40 range, plus 2-3 smaller items)
  • Pay for an entire party (approximately $120 per party)
  • Host a goodie-bag stuffing party and donate completed bag
  • Purchase gift cards from local businesses/stores with items of interest to child/teens (Because we have a set limit for the total gifts provided for each birthday recipient, gift cards in the amount of $5-$30 are best).
  • Organize a toy drive
  • Fundraise
  • Donate any of the following
    • Items for the party (cake or cupcakes, juice boxes, and/or ice cream)
    • Party themed paper plates, silverware, napkins and/or decorations
    • Birthday gifts(s) for children/teens ($30 max/gift)
    • Stamps and/or thank you cards
    • Small goodie bag items

Get involved!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you to the many donors who are creating memories for children by making these parties possible!

FAST Enterprises

Church of Nazarine - Oasis group

South Salem Lions Club

Arizon Cuello

Emmeline Jenkins

Nichelle Coria

Sunrise Rotary

East Salem Rotary

LDS Chapman Hill Ward

Mark Wade and son

Elks Lodge

Betty Hart

Steph Galford & Mike

Marg Wigg

Nancy Ingerson & Connie and Dolores

Kathy Lawrence & daughters and grandson

JC Penneys

Tia York and Family
Ms Whitaker and her 2nd grade students at Hallman Elementary
Sprague GSA Club
Salem Keizer Education Association
Ann Jenkins
Sammy Alexamder
Marilyn Daberkow
Tim Gonzales
Roger and Diane Webster
Devin & Jaden Perez
Jean Fleck
Cassie and Candy Castro
American Family Insurance
John Whitney
Mark Olson
Wesley Anderson
Keizer Chamber
Women's Alliance, Unitarian Church
Salem-Keizer Newcomer's Club

Harry Munson
Keizer Rotary
Keizer Fire Department
Tokyo International 
Susan and Steve Bearden
Susie Francois
Christy Perry
Western Oregon University students
Straub Middle School Leadership class
Senaida Rivera
Marco Polo Restaurant
JT Hammond - Graphic Design Artist
Ellie and Robert Hammond
Tire Experts
Ike Box
Courthouse Tennis
Christina Hair Salon
Julie Nadeau
Ed and Janet Webster
Amy Dale
Jennie Pino (in honor of her daughter, Grace, age 6)
Boletta Fretheim
Patty Rivera
Debbie Latham
Stephanie Hodges & Family
Cathy Judson
KMUZ Radio
Amber Dawn Owens Graham
Adam Matot
Barb Bamford
Olivia Kunkel
Jen Thompson Jenkins
Salem Assistance League
Suzi & Alexa Smith

Ashley, Ben, Kyah & Sophie