March Greetings!
Hello All --

This picture shows our small-but-mighty development team pre-COVID, pre-masks, pre-physical-distancing... In case you forget what our full faces look like, I thought I'd recycle this year-old photo.

I'm sure it's on everyone's mind, as it is mine... This month marks one year since Oregon's first lock-down. What kinds of personal and professional changes have you navigated in the past year?

For essentially all of the youth we serve, uncertainty, instability, trauma, and change aren't new. The specifics of the pandemic are new, sure, but not the associated challenges. Finding safety, stability, and well-being through the relationships youth build with our staff, Mentors, or other caring adult role-models makes all the difference. Who has helped bring some safety, stability, and well-being into your life this past year? Consider telling them what that means to you.

The ways you have given time, money, and advocacy in the community throughout this past year as undoubtedly helped provide crucial safety, stability, and well-being for youth experiencing homelessness in our region. On behalf of so many, thank you!

Always Grateful, Hannah

P.S. Here are links to past e-newsletters from January and February.
Join us Next Week for Meet & Munch!
Meet & Munch gatherings are a unique opportunity for Jackson Street Volunteers & Ambassadors to network with each other and hear directly from program managers. Been wondering what Outreach really means or what living at Next Steps is like? Here's your chance to learn more!

Join us next Wednesday March 10, 2021 @ 12:00 PM on Zoom

Meeting ID: 952 5329 6330
Passcode: Ambassador
Thursday, April 29

8th annual fundraising event
presented by Town & Country Realty

This will be our second virtual fundraising event after trail-blazing in our region last April. You're the first to see this save-the-date, but expect more communication to come soon, and please plan on helping encourage others to watch and participate!
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Sponsorship for 2021 events is currently open! Sponsorships for our spring event ranges from $500-$5,000. More details, including the full sponsor packet are HERE.
Shout Out & HUGE Thanks to our renewing Presenting Sponsor, Town & Country Realty!
We know it's been a challenging year for so many, including local businesses. We continue to expand the ways business can connect and support youth in our community. Currently, we have businesses involved as Ambassadors, those who host community fundraisers or drives on our behalf, and traditional business sponsors.

New this year are program sponsorships. Click here for more!
Program Highlight: Youth Ambassadors
Jackson Street Youth Ambassadors create change in their local communities by working to end youth homelessness in Oregon. Youth Ambassadors work whit Jackson Street to inform their peers of our services, supporting fundraising efforts, and leading awareness campaigns.

Funds raised from Bottle Drop community fundraisers are managed and distributed to various Jackson Street program needs by the Youth Ambassadors. They also manage the clothing closets at all our sites.

Build leadership experience and allyship for your peers. Learn more about youth homelessness in our region and what you can do to help by contacting staff member Megan: 541-360-0861
Other (local) Ways to Give
& Ongoing Community Fundraisers
Use BottleDrop to help Jackson Street by either:
1) Donating your account balance online, or 
2) Picking up some “Give Blue Bag” with a Jackson Street barcode by contacting Elijah:

We are hoping to find folks with business or church connections who want to partner and grow this program in 2021! Funds support & are managed by our Youth Ambassadors!
It’s quick and easy to link your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Jackson Street. Your rewards aren’t affected, but Jackson Street receives a percentage of sales! Follow the instructions given here:

A donor recently set up a partnership with Browser's Bookstore. You can add to our Jackson Street credit at the bookstore in downtown Corvallis! This fund allows our staff and youth to have access to books.
Purchase and donate meals to one of F&C's featured non-profits (including Jackson Street!) and they'll deliver it to them on your behalf.

A portion of **all sales, all the time** comes to Jackson Street Youth Services! Support this new business :)

$1 from every Chicken Schwarma sold goes to Jackson Street! This amazing food is now permanently at Common Fields in downtown Corvallis.

New Space, We're Hiring, and Mentoring!
225 SW 4th Street, downtown Corvallis
You can now find Development & Finance staff and some Program offices in downtown Corvallis. Some activities in the building will include:

  • donation drop-off
  • volunteer and staff interviews
  • training and meeting space
  • youth groups
  • mental health therapy

Nothing about our donation process has changed: we're still asking the public to call and schedule donation drop-off times with our anyone on our Development Team (see contact information at the bottom of this email). We continue to kindly ask the public not to visit our shelter sites, as a COVID precaution. Our donation drop-off location in Albany is our Youth Service Center; by appointment only.
Please pass along these opportunities to join our team with qualified individuals you know. Administrative and direct-service positions are available. More details here:
[listed in alphabetical order by last name]
Becky Asebedo
Eric Aguinaga, Board Member
Jennifer Beaumont
Hannah Blicher
Tasha Brandon
Marlene Brown
Glen Burnett
Ellen Carlson
Kate Conolly, Board Member
Brandy Cordeiro
Robbie Cox
Jeannine Cropley +
Allyson Dean
Sarah Devine
Linda Douglas
Larry Eby
Lynn Egli, Board Member
Roberta Egli
Peter Epp
Sandee Ferguson
Jan Filley
Catherine Fisher, Board Member
Kate Fountain
Ken Galardi
Shanna Grimes
Gabe Gurule
Mica Habarad
Greg Hamann
Rita Hamann, Board Member
Heather Hayes
Faith Heidtman
Alan Helfen
Andrea Holmquist
Amy Johnson
Laura Kadelbach
Parnell Kelley
Graham Kislingbury
Darlene Kolb
Kevin Kryger
Dave Kullowatz
Gary Lasater, Board Member
Connie Lenderman
Ed Lenderman
Dina Lindquist
Kela Lynn, Board Member
Torri Lynn
Royce Markley
Joy Massey
Melissa McNulty
Dena Minato
Alicia Moselle
Karen Nibler
Jacob Oliver
Laura Palma
Sami Pulver
Don Rea, late honorary member
Joel Rea
Cliff Roberson
Larry Roper
Bobby Samai
Jenny Scheele
Matt Shumski
Elizabeth Sonstegaard
Amy Spangler, Board Member
Tina Springer
Sarah Steen
Ed Sweet
Felicia Sweet
Carrie Thompson
Christine Webb
Bill Whitley
Jo Zimmer

+ = joined within the past 60 days
working directly with youth
[listed in alphabetical order by last name]
Danielle Archer
Brianna Beene
Shani Berner +
Jonathan Boro
Lisa Cardamone
Deanna Carpenter +
Jonathan Champney
Sherrie Day
Allen Dean
Stacey Doerner
Geoffery Dunn
Christine Ferguson +
Kaleigh Forrest
Josefine Fleetwood +
Amanda Garofallou
Bailey Garvin
Emrys Golden
Amy Goodwin
Matthew Gordon
Angel Harris
Alfredo Haro
John Havercroft
Emily Herb
Steve Herb
Jen Hernandez
Seymour House
Kristine Hodge
Rebecca Johnson
Taylor Johnson +
Graham Kislingbury
Russa Kittredge
Kelly Kraemer

Jordan Lauby +
Yingzi Li +
Jim Luebke
Kjell Mann
John Marchel
Joy Massey
Jennifer Mattson
Scott Newsham
James Pannunzio
Finn Peck
Deanna Perez
Janele Piercy
Will Putnam
BreAnna Rae
Adrian Ramirez
Steven Ramsing
Paul Regan
Lynn Scott
Rebecca Simmons
Alden Sosnovske
Madison Steward +
Adrian Tepperman +
Katy Trautman
John Tietjen
Audrey Wheatcroft
Tyshena White +
David Wills
Victoria Wills +
Nathaniel Worcester +
Jacquelyn Ziegler

+ = joined in the last 60 days
You help make it possible - thanks!
Our Team is here for you! Reach out with questions or to get involved!

Hannah Miller, Development Director
541-360-0867 (office)

Bruce Piercy, Volunteer Coordinator
541-360-0868 (office)

Elijah Stucki, Communications Coordinator
541-360-0862 (office)