HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE - QUOTES FROM OUR COMMUNITY
All of our programs depend on generous support from our donors. Donations can be restricted to a program of your choice, just make a comment on the form.
We also accept in-kind donations. We would especially love to receive: crafting materials (such as washable paint, paper, and markers), gardening supplies, solid color long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirts in good condition, warm blankets, men's socks, and nonperishable healthy snacks.
All donations are tax-deductible. Read more about how your donation makes a lasting impact.
Trash for Peace is also enrolled in the Amazon Smile Program. If you have an Amazon account and visit https://smile.amazon.com, you can link your account to us. Trash for Peace will then receive O.5% of any eligible purchases as a non-profit reward.
Trash for Peace is honored to receive support through the following partnerships:
Plastic Lizard Recycling is a women-owned and operated small business located in Portland, OR, that turns un-recyclable plastic into durable, beautiful home goods. They have graciously offered to donate 10% of the proceeds from the sale of their Piranha Clamps. When purchasing through their site, use the code "TrashforPeace." They have many other amazing products, too, so please check them out soon!
Yoga to You is a woman-owned small business located in Portland, OR that believes in yoga being accessible to every-body. They are also dedicated to a yoga practice that gives back to the environment, which includes using yoga products and tools that are sustainable. In partnership with them, we are creating yoga bolsters that, instead of being stuffed full of cotton, are stuffed full of clean, filmy plastic that is very difficult to recycle and would otherwise go to the landfill. 100% of the proceeds (after cost) will be donated to Trash for Peace! This initiative is underway, please check back for more information on how to acquire a bolster in the near future!
Raymond Alexander, a Portland visual artist, crafter, workshop leader
"Abaca is the strongest natural plant fiber on Earth. Since 1991, I have recycled over 10,000 used file folders and crafted wall hangings, beverage coasters, salt and pepper shakers, display easels, art magnets, fashion pins, bracelets, bangles, rings, napkin holder, frames for mounting art. Abaca changed the direction of my life, blessed me in various ways, and It still remains my strongest passion in life."
As a good will ambassador of grassroots art activities, world peace, and crime reduction, Raymond Alexander has educated thousands of local citizens and visitors from around the world, many of whom have seen his abaca fiber sample creations adjacent to Powell' s Book Store.
Ayomide Ngo believes that Yoga is a tool for social justice and community bridging. She currently teaches Kaleidoscope community yoga and a yoga class that supports Humans of Color. Ayomide is also a co-creator of Chakralot meditation Chocolates. She believes that meditation can be a delicious journey that everyone can experience. Chocolate can be a used as a sweet treat or a tool to support you in investigating your deepest self.
Ayomide currently teaches at Dance at Portland Community College and Teaches Yoga at The Peoples CO-OP.
We have roots in Guatemala, are officially based in Portland, OR and have taken our programs to Bulgaria!
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TfP around the world!
Partners and donors
“I am so grateful to this program for getting me out of my apartment and more involved in my community”
"I love how art and collaborative projects have helped some of the kids open up. Over the last few months, more and more children are speaking and sharing ideas with me. They are also improving their receptive listening skills and following directions. They are always really eager to find out what we are doing/creating each class!”
-RIHO program coordinator
“I learned so much about recycling”
“Having a resource such as Ground Score has opened new doors in my life. Things are not as hopeless or destitute. I look forward to the blossoming relationship between myself and Ground Score as together we tear down the walls and barriers of 'stereotypical' homelessness”
-Ground Score Worker