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GIVE 


When you give to your community through Family Building Blocks, whether it's your time, money, or goods and services, you are instantly helping - helping a child grow, helping a family stay together, and inspiring a community to follow your lead.

Family Building Blocks is a tremendous example of a public-private partnership. We are a private, independent non-profit organization that leverages support from both public and private sources to fund our prevention programs. Our $5.5 million annual budget is 60% funded by public sources (state and federal contracts to provide services) and 40% by private revenue (individual and business donations and foundation grants). 

The need for our services is great. There is an incredible return on investment when giving to your community through quality, early childhood programs like Family Building Blocks. Please take a moment to review our donor privacy statement. Thank you for "Keeping Children Safe and Families Together." 

“Family Building Blocks has made me a better parent. Thank you for supporting the program.” - Jeannie

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STEPPING STONE SUSTAINERS

 

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PLANNED GIVING

 

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CLICK ON AN OPPORTUNITY BELOW TO DONATE TODAY!

Thank you for "Keeping Children Safe and Families Together!"

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BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR AND GIVE ONLINE

Click the image above to sign up today!

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GIVE $1,000-$4,999 ANNUALLY FOR 3 YEARS

Click the image above to make or renew a pledge.

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GIVE $5,000+ ANNUALLY FOR 3 YEARS

Click the image above to make or renew a pledge.

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MAKE A ONE-TIME GIFT ONLINE 

Click on the image above to donate any amount of money to help "Keep Children Safe and Families Together." To learn more about giving opportunities, please contact Nikki Paxton, Donor Relations Manager, at 503.566.2132.

 

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CLOTHING AND MORE

Clean, gently used children's clothing (infant to size eight), toys, and home goods are year-round resources for families in our prevention programs. To donate clothing and materials, please contact Julie Hilty, Business Partnerships Director, at 503.566.2132.

 

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LEAVE YOUR LEGACY

Consider naming Family Building Blocks as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan and ensure your legacy of "Keeping Children Safe and Families Together" will continue for generations to come. To leave your legacy, contact Patrice Altenhofen, Executive Director, at 503.566.2132.

 

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HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

ADOPT A CHILD OR PARENT DURING THE HOLIDAYS

To ensure our families' basic needs are met during the holiday season and that they can create memories together for years to come, Family Building Blocks hosts Hope for the Holidays, a giving program where community members can purchase specific gifts for local children and families.

You can help provide needed materials including:

EDUCATIONAL TOYS, BOOKS, COATS, PAJAMAS, AND MORE

To purchase gifts for a parent and/or child, click on the image above or contact Esmeralda Chan Tuyub at 503.566.2132.

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LES SCHWAB DIAPER DRIVE

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and each year, Les Schwab hosts a Diaper Drive to benefit families through Family Building Blocks. Annually, Family Building Blocks changes over 25,000 diapers! We can accept new:

DIAPERS (ALL SIZES), PULL UPS, AND WIPES

For a list of drop-off sites and for more information, please contact Julie Hilty, Business Partnerships Director, at 503.566.2132.

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OUR WISH LIST

DONATE SPECIFIC ITEMS 

If you are interested in donating specific items to Family Building Blocks, whether it is resources for our families or materials for our facilities, we have an ongoing wish list! We are so fortunate to have donors to help meet specific needs. Because our list is growing and changing with each family we support, please contact us today for an updated list! 503.566.2132

We would happily accept the following hand-made items for our families. Please contact us for more details!

Quilts (Large enough size for three people to sit on quilt on floor. Prefer bright colors or solid patterns - unisex. Please no specific holiday fabrics) 
Baby bibs and burp cloths
Knit hats for babies (especially in winter months)
Cloth diapers
Infant sleep sacks (contact Brandy for a sewing pattern) 
Small dollhouse with dolls, house parts
Rocking boat
Toddler hopper balls with handle
Child’s riding wagon
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe cars (two) 
Pop beads
Small light table

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SPONSOR OUR ANNUAL EVENTS TO HELP "KEEP CHILDREN SAFE AND FAMILIES TOGETHER"

From fundraisers to community outreach initiatives, we have a robust high-quality events program designed to engage the community and unite Marion and Polk counties in our mission of keeping children safe and families together. Because of our event sponsors, we are able to ensure proceeds directly support our programs and services. We partner with businesses to help minimize our costs while providing an invaluable platform for brand recognition and customer acquisiton with our audiences ranging from 200 to 4,000. Thank you for investing in your community through Family Building Blocks!

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR ANNUAL EVENTS

To become a program or event sponsor, conact Julie Hilty, Business Partnerships Director, at 503.566.2132.

 

 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Schedule a tour, learn more, and join our team of over 400 committed community members who volunteer for Family Building Blocks. 

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"THE BEST WEDNESDAYS AND THURDSAYS OF MY LIFE." 
- DENIS CARNABY, VOLUNTEER

Volunteers are an integral part of Family Building Blocks' ability to support over 1,000 children and 750 families annually. Because of our volunteers, we are able to ensure that each child in our therapeutic classrooms receives warmth, love, and critical nurturing attention; each family enrolled has the opportunity to access a full clothing closet and food pantry; and our offices and events have the support needed to function efficiently. Many hands make light work and we would not be the successful organization we are today without the generosity and commitment of our volunteers. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES:

Therapeutic Classroom Assistant
Bus Buddy
Weekly Support/Clerical Assistance
Special Events Team
Clothing Closet & Food Pantry
Respite Care
Young Leaders Council

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"SHARING THE DREAM" COMMUNITY TOURS

Our monthly community tours are the best way to become more acquainted with Family Building Blocks and to learn about the relief nursery model, and how it impacts the community. On these tours, you will receive an overview of our services, observe a therapeutic classroom environment, learn about our curriculum, watch inspiring family testimonies, meet FBB staff and other community members, and have a chance to ask questions. As you learn more about the importance of this work, you just might learn more about yourself along the way. Join us!

To become a volunteer, the first step is to sign up for a tour!


TOUR SCHEDULE:

Third Wednesdays
11:00 am-12:00 pm


CHELSEA'S PLACE

2425 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR  97305

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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CUSTOMIZED INTERNSHIPS

Please fill out and submit the Intern form to start. We look forward to finding the perfect fit for you!

“The best thing about my internship has been getting to be a part of Family Building Blocks and knowing how much we are helping families. I love getting to interact with the babies and learn about all of the different ways the teachers help the families. I love how helpful and welcoming the teachers have been to me, quickly answering any question that I have about their methods." - FBB Intern
 

BENEFITS

• Gain skills that align with the student’s professional and educational goals
• Learn directly from prevention and non-profit administration professionals
• Build community with other interns, volunteers, staff, and community members
• Help keep children safe and families together

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY INTERNS

Join the team of over 100 staff and 400 volunteers to help keep children safe and families together in Marion and Polk counties. Internships with Family Building Blocks are customized to meet the needs and goals of the student while supporting the mission and needs of the organization and community.


OPPORTUNITIES

• Working in the Therapeutic Classroom
• Supporting Development and Community Outreach
• Helping with Special Events
• Assisting with fundraising activities

 

REQUIREMENTS

• A minimum of one term or semester commitment
• A minimum of 50 hours completed
• Must be enrolled at a college or university