PO Box 33128, Portland, OR 97292

Give!Guide 2019

Give!Guide, the easiest path to end-of-year giving starts Friday, November 1st! This is an important opportunity for Baby Blues Connection. We need your help to meet our fundraising goal of $20,000!

If you are not familiar, Give!Guide is hosted by Willamette Week and is a magazine plus a website featuring just over 150 non-profits making our city great. Give a little and get a lot! Just a $10 donation gets you the following:
• FREE taco from ¿Por Qué No?
• FREE drip coffee from Nossa Familia
• FREE scoop of ice cream from Ruby Jewel
• FREE juice from Laughing Planet
• FREE croissant from Ken’s Artisan Bakery
• FREE tea from Brew Dr. Tea Company
• FREE pastry from Gluten Free Gem

Plus, there are Big Give Days where Give!Guide offers a BIG PRIZE. The first of these is coming up tomorrow. One lucky person will win a $500 shopping spree to Powell’s Books.

Baby Blues Connection offers our own incentives as well. One needs just GIVE! for their chance to win. Here’s how it all breaks down:

Big Give DayGive!Guide prizeBBC prize
Friday, 11/1$500 Powell’s Books shopping spree8 Portland Winterhawks tickets (any Sunday-Thursday game)
Thursday, 11/7Mountain Adventure Package 4 mugs from Bread & Badger
Thursday, 11/14Mirrorless camera from Pro Photo25 $10 GC to Nectar Cafe
Thursday, 11/21Trailblazers tickets4 stamped “Change Maker” bracelets from Lemon Kissed
Tuesday, 12/3Brasada Ranch stay 2 “Rad as Fuck” necklaces from Kirsten Elise
Thursday, 12/5PDX Foodie packageArt from Lea Barozzi
Thursday, 12/12Tender Loving Empire packageA tarot reading from The Way Witch
Thursday, 12/19A bike from Bike GalleryA box of goodies from Cherry River CBD
Thursday, 12/26Exploreoregon Vacation packageA Together Gear mom & baby poncho from Portland Family Health

Announcing our 2019 Give!Guide Business sponsors! The first $2,500 that we raise will be matched by The Children’s Clinic. Alia Bird at Happy Camper will donate a flash tattoo. There will be three designs to choose from, the first of which is below! Great Notion Brewing will offer a tour, beer, and food for four. Everyone who gives is entered to win these incentives, unless you opt out. Give! more for more chances to win.

This represents the beautiful tangle of feelings and work that comes from our insides, as mothers.” -Alia

This year, we have an Instagram stories takeover every day (except holidays). Through Instagram stories, we hope to illustrate the value of social support, how we can be #changetheworld and #showupirl by speaking out about mental health and telling one’s story, which normalizes the struggles of so many. Click here to follow us on Instagram.

Give!Guide is punctuated with multiple fun and educational events.

Join BBC staff, volunteers and board members at the Give!Guide opening night party! Click here for the Facebook event.

Resemblance: This art collaboration seeks to find the common threads between individuals receiving services from Rahab’s Sisters and BBC. The goal is to reduce stigma around mental health. We’ll be photographing the artwork and hanging it at Refuge Coffeehouse on Monday, 11/4. Check our Facebook page here after 11/4 for details.

Get Tattooed For Good, Nov 14-17! BBC joined forces with Bridges to Change and 14 other non-profits. Click here to find out where you can get tattooed, by who and for more info! BBC will be at Tattoo 34 on Saturday, 11/16 from 12:30-5 pm.

When Motherhood Means Madness, is a book reading and educational event on Sunday, 11/17 at Rose City Book Pub. Featuring authors Sarah Townsend and Danielle LaSusa with education provided by Jacqueline Holden from Holden Counseling and Education, LLC. Seating is limited for this event! Please get your ticket by making a $10 donation to BBC through Give!Guide here. Put “Motherhood” in the notes/comment section.

We’re partnering with Mother & Child Education Center, NW Mother’s Milk Bank and Period, Inc. for an open-house style event with FREE food, beverage and raffle prizes. Empowering Good: A Give!Guide Gathering For Changemakers is on Thursday, November 21st from 5:30-8 at Mother & Child Education Center, 1515 NE 41st, Portland.

Come to Mother’s Velvet Lounge and Cafe on Sunday, December 1st for Sex Education Trivia and More! with Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, Basic Rights Oregon Education Fund and BBC. More details to come on this event!

The last Depressed Cake Shop Portland pop-up will be on Sunday, December 15th! There are so many fun and exciting things happening at this pop-up but we’re not ready to share the details! Just mark your calendar and starting following the FB page, if you haven’t already.

As you can tell, there’s a lot happening with Baby Blues Connection over the next two months. Please look for weekly messages in your inbox and help us reach our end-of-year fundraising goal!