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The Canby Center
The Canby Center1 week ago
Here it is already the middle of August and school is just around the corner. Most every day, The Canby Center serves many families with school-age children who are experiencing some sort of trauma or urgent need. When school starts each fall, we know how critical it is for these students to look and feel like any other child. For many, all they need is a new backpack filled with school supplies to help them stay on track and keep their future looking bright. See comment below for details about how you can help. Thank you!

Our Generous Supporters

Current Needs

Urgent need for Volunteers in the following areas: 

Garden Manager: Do you love gardening? We need someone willing to manage our garden. Directing harvesting, planting and general care. Experience necessary. We also need gardeners – experienced or wannabees welcome – willing to do the work 🙂  (Days and times are flexible)

Drivers to pick up food: Would you be willing to spend a little time each week using your vehicle to pick up foods from local vendors? Truck helpful but not necessary. (Days and times vary according to need.)

Reading Mentors: Looking for individuals who love to read and desire to pass that on to elementary students next school year. (Days and times will vary)

Donation Receiver: Collect clothing donations from shed, weigh and distribute goods. Moderate physical work. (Flexible hours)

Please contact Elsa at 503-266-2920 or email if you’re interested in any of these volunteer opportunities!

Current General Needs:

Food: Peanut Butter, Canned Soups (Chicken Noodle, Vegetable, etc…), Tuna, Pasta and Pasta sauce… Fresh Vegetables every Tuesday morning

Clothing: Children’s clothing and shoes, Men’s clothing

Other: Large Garbage Bags, Paper Coffee Cups, Diapers (Size 4-6), Toilet Paper, Deodorant

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  • Monday       11am to 5pm
  • Tuesday      11am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 11am to 5pm
  • Thursday     11am to 5pm
  • Friday           CLOSED
  • Saturday      CLOSED
  • Sunday        CLOSED

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