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A Year of Giving – Globally & Locally
Here at Topanien, it is our mission to make people smile. We accomplish this through fair trade, a happy and friendly staff, a commitment to participating in local events like the Holiday Gala and Multnomah Days, surprising our customers with free gifts on special occasions, First Friday deals and treats, and supporting international NGO’s such as Amnesty International and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) along with more local organizations such as elementary schools, universities (such as Portland State University, and Lewis & Clark College).
Our Holiday Gala Benefit 2015 was for Hand in Hand.
“Our Mission at Hand in Hand is to create a strong, inclusive, shared society in Israel through a network of Jewish-Arab integrated bilingual schools and organized communities.”
Located right upstairs from Topanien, we are so happy to be able to support them, and all the good work they do building integrated communities, and working for a better future for all the people of Israel.
Our other major charity drive was for Build On – Building Schools in Third World Countries. We raised a lot of funds, and Nadine, the shop owner, even went to Nicaragua herself to help out – and have a little fun.
Below, please check our long list of donation recipients. Nadine, owner of Topanien Global Gifts, believes in and supports a diverse group of organization with a strong emphasis on multicultural organizations with a global conscience.
Build On – Building Schools in Third World Countries
The Nature Conservancy
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
The Humane Society Of the United States
Prison Dharma Network- Prison Mindfulness Institute
National Organization for Women
Lewis & Clark College
Women’s Foundation of Oregon
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Planned Parenthood of SW Oregon
Southern Oregon University
Portland State University
Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation
Defenders of Wildlife
Friends of Tryon Creek
Green Empowerment – Village Solutions for Global Change
The Library Foundation
Southern Poverty Law Center
We have also made product donations locally, to:
ORA NW Jewish Artists
St. Clare Benefit Auction
NW China Council
SOU Snowboard Ski Club
PSU International Development Fund
Multnomah Presbyterian Church
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon