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Because of you, Sponsors provides wraparound support services—including transitional housing, permanent supported housing, mentorship, individualized case management, drug and alcohol treatment, behavioral interventions, job search assistance, and parenting education—to more than 1,000 men and women with criminal histories in Lane County each year.

When newly released people arrive at our door, they are often homeless and indigent.  After successfully completing our program, participants are employed full-time (or enrolled in school full-time), are drug- and alcohol-free, are in compliance with their release conditions, and will move into permanent, sustainable housing. The Sponsors program helps participants achieve the stability they need to become law-abiding, tax-paying citizens contributing to a safer community.

Sock It To Me! Holiday Giving Special

As a non-profit, Sponsors purchases these items at a steep discount, then distributes them to our participants. So your dollars buy more underwear for less money! You can brighten someone’s day with the click of a button – no shopping necessary.

Consider giving to the Sock It To Me Fund. Write “Sock it to Me Fund” in the Special Instructions field on the Donate Page:

 

In-Kind Donations

Sponsors is always accepting your generous donations of goods and services. We provide basic necessities to clients while they are at Sponsors, and also assist people when they move into their own housing. We do not charge for any of the goods we provide to clients.

WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW

We continually accept the following items during the winter:

  • Men’s cold-weather clothing sizes L-XXL
  • Hats and gloves/mittens
  • Socks
  • Women’s and men’s underwear

WHAT WE TAKE YEAR-ROUND: 

WOMEN’S PROGRAM

For Children:

  • Store gift cards for new school clothes
  • High-quality, used clothes donated to
  • Baby’s World Unlimited at 4395 Main St. in
  • Springfield and credited to the Sponsors, Inc. account.
  • Gift certificates to Baby’s World
  • School and art supplies
  • Books and toys
  • Diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, baby shampoo,
  • children’s toiletry items
  • Television and Wii for kids
  • Event and activity tickets

For Women:

  • Toiletries
  • New socks and underwear
  • Work and interview clothing
  • Supplies for financial organizing,
  • file folders, accordion folders
  • Notepads and pens, calculators

MEN’S PROGRAM

  • Toiletries
  • White underwear and socks
  • Work and interview clothing
  • Blue and black jeans
  • Clean work shirts and t-shirts

GENERAL

  • Furniture
  • Kitchenware and kitchen supplies
  • Mattresses and box springs/beds or futons
  • Matching bedding sets for twin and double beds
  • Warm coats, sweatshirts and rain gear
  • Bicycles and bike frames, tires, accessories

Please call 541-485-8341 if you have questions about in-kind donations or if you would like to schedule a pick up of items from your business or residence.

If you would like to make a cash donation to Sponsors, please click the yellow “Donate” button above. 

Thank you for your support! 

 

Thanks to United Way for its loyal support of our work!