Make a Donation

Support a struggling student’s success with a recurring or single donation by clicking here.

Your gift to the Shadow Project makes you eligible to participate in Oregon’s Cultural Tax Credit. You can double your gift for free by making a matching donation to the Oregon Cultural Trust. Learn more.

Employee Giving & Matching

Please consider supporting the Shadow Project through your employer’s giving or matching programs. For as little as $10 a month, you can empower a student with learning challenges to set literacy and behavior goals, building the essential life skills of confidence and perseverance.

Portland Public School (PPS) employees can donate any portion of their paycheck through automatic deduction through PPS’s Employee Giving Campaign, Give at the Office.

Shop & Support

You can support the Shadow Project by shopping! There are several local and online retailers that give a percentage of profits to nonprofit community partners, like us. We are currently partnered with:

Amazon Smile

Fred Meyer

New Seasons

Target (Target Circle)

Donate Needed Items

Help keep our programs stocked with popular books tailored to kids with learning challenges, and incentives for teachers to motivate students. Please email Caitlyn to set up a donation.

Please note: we do not accept used items, food, underclothes, books for adults, scented/lighted/sound-making items, or expired items.


Books that center the values of inclusivity, social harmony, and positive representations of disability

Graphic novels for K-8th grade like Big Nate and Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Superhero books for K-5th grade (Marvel and DC Comics)

Easy reader books for K-3rd grade (Mo Willems, I Can, Dr. Seuss)

Nonfiction books for K-8th grade (sports, science, animals, travel, people, history)

Sensory Tools

Manipulative tools (Legos, K’Nex, Thinking Putty)

Weighted pads and blankets

Stuffed animals and toys (very soft and squishy)

Puzzles (Rubik’s cube, Brain Twisters)

Art & School Supplies


Paint supplies

Craft kits (knitting, origami, sewing, building, painting)

Mechanical pencils, pens, erasers, notebooks, 2-pocket folders, pencil cases

Clothes, Gifts, & Self Care Items


Mittens, gloves, beanies, scarves (local sports teams)


Pillows, blankets, bean bag chairs (very soft and squishy)


Lotions, body sprays, and other self care items (Bath & Body Works, Burt’s Bees)