Vote to Donate!

The Willamette Market Day will earn hundreds of dollars for our classes to use on field trips. Last year we began the tradition of offering 5%, or 5 cents of every dollar, to a not for profit organization. As a fourth of fifth grader, you get one vote to help decide where this money could do the most good. Mr. Dorresteyn’s class started researching organizations by talking to their families and looking online. Out of about 20 organizations we considered, we chose these three because they all do very important work for our community or our world. Please vote carefully!

WORLD VISION
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. We work in nearly 100 countries, serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. We believe in a full solution to poverty and injustice. We provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by disasters and conflict, partner with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.
For more information, visit here.

THE OREGON HUMANE SOCIETY
The OHS mission is to foster an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. To care for homeless animals, to defend the abused and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.
Community Services
• OHS finds homes for more than 11,000 pets each year
• OHS Officers rescue neglected and abused animals, investigating more than 1,200 cases annually
• The OHS medical team provides free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for thousands of pets owned by low-income families
• OHS educators reach more than 12,000 youths annually through humane education programs
• The OHS Second Chance program brings nearly 5,000 pets annually to OHS from other shelters around the region
• In the state capitol, OHS is the driving force behind efforts to improve laws that protect animals and punish offenders
For more information, visit here.

THE YOUTH MUSIC PROJECT
The Youth Music Project is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located right here in West Linn. They are dedicated to providing outstanding rock, pop, and country music education for youth by offering free or low cost lessons, free instrument use, and exceptional performance opportunities. Lessons are offered on a sliding scale, including low-cost or free instruction and free instrument use for students on the free or reduced school lunch program. In addition, the project provides students with a performance venue equipped with sound and video recording capabilities. Classes are offered year-round and include private lessons, group ensembles, and some seriously sweet summer camps.
Go to their website for more information.

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