Donating to WomenStrength and GirlStrength
Thank you for your interest in donating to the Strength programs! Your donation is tax- deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your tax advisor if you have any questions about the deductibility of your donation.Please note, all donations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
Why make a donation?
GirlStrength and WomenStrength volunteer instructors must complete 120 hours of training to become qualified to teach girls and women holistic self-defense skills. When they complete this training, they obtain instructor status and are required to teach full-time for one year - 100 hours! Many of our volunteers continue to teach and have been teaching for over five years. In many ways, volunteering for GirlStrength or WomenStrength is similar to a paid position. Volunteer instructors must be reliable, responsible and exceptional role models, which is why it is imperative for these programs to provide incentives and for us to show volunteer appreciation.
Our volunteers are dedicated to reducing violence in our communities and empowering girls and women to be strong and confident. Since 2008, GirlStrength instructors have trained and educated approximately 6,500 youth, ages 10-17. Since 1979, WomenStrength instructors have provided free self-defense classes to approximately 30,000 women and teenage girls, and personal safety workshops to over 110,000 women and men.
All donations are used to support the training, recruitment, appreciation and longevity of our volunteer instructors.
How do I make a donation?
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Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please check with your tax advisor if you have any questions about the deductibility of your donation. Donations are non-transferable and non-refundable.
How to make a check donation
To make a check donation, please make your check payable to the "City of Portland." Be sure to state the preferred program for your donation. Please mail your check to the address below:
GirlStrength or WomenStrength
Family Services Division
Portland Police Bureau
10225 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97233