Impact Kits

Homelessness is a challenging experience. For people living outside, it seems like the world is unaware of them. For everyone else, there is growing and deep concern for people living outdoors.

Multnomah County’s Point-in-time homeless count is a total of 4,177 people. Additionally, more than 50,000 people in the Portland area live on the verge of homelessness. One health crisis; emergency room visit, or a lost job can land a family in a shelter or in a tent. The trauma is devastating. Everyone in our community suffers.

Our Impact Kits initiative is a collaboration with Portland’s tech sector to raise awareness of the situations facing people living outside in Portland, and also an opportunity to make a meaningful impact by offering some basic supplies for this marginalized population. Each kit contains basic hygiene items, food, water, and a resource guide. They also contain a lifeline. Volunteers assemble and distribute these kits; creating a human connection that can lead to real change for everyone.

Volunteers building Impact Kits

How to Get Involved

Interested? Join us on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2019, as we meet up at Prosper Portland from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm to assemble 300+ kits and hand them out to people outside. This will be a powerful service learning opportunity. To get involved, just email us at development@impactnw.org. Better yet, get together with your place of work and sponsor. See below.

This project is designed with the tech community in mind—it’s flexible, easy to participate in and optimizes community good as well as employee experience!

Impact Kits Process

As a supporter of Impact Kits, you not only will help provide 300+ kits, full of hygiene and other essentials, but also support Impact NW’s year-round efforts to keep families from losing their homes.

Get Started

Get started by choosing a sponsorship level:

Friend – $500 Advocate – $1,500 Champion- $2,500
  • 15 guests invited to the Veteran’s Day Impact Kit event Social media coverage and day-of recognition
  • Impact Kit Steering Committee invitation
  • 25 guests invited to the Veteran’s Day -Impact Kit event –
  • Social media coverage and day-of recognition
  • Impact Kit Steering Committee invitation
  • Widget created for your website to advertise your community support
  • 35 guests invited to the Veteran’s Day Impact Kit event
  • Social media coverage and day-of recognition
  • Impact Kit Steering Committee invitation Widget created to advertise your community support
  • Partnership story shared on LinkedIn Company recognition on Impact NW website

Get Started