As we enter the Holiday Season of 2021
, we are again extremely honored and excited to announce that we are hosting our 3rd Annual Gorge Fly Shop Toy Drive
. This drive has supported our local non-profit Columbia Gorge Children's Advocacy Center
(CGCAC). During this past year they have undergone some changes, the biggest being their new name, SafeSpace
, Children's Advocacy Center of the Gorge
. While the name is new, nothing else has changed.
is the Columbia River Gorge's only nonprofit that coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts, and mental health clinicians under one roof. Providing comfort and support to children who have been abused, witnessed abuse or have been neglected.
Our goal is to raise money and provide donations to them that will be handed out to children while they are receiving treatment. Children who make it to SafeSpace
have experienced trauma that children should never have to experience and with your donations and support it will provide comfort during this time.
What is needed this year, please ensure these are new and unused and at the request of SafeSpace
, toys, stuffed animals are always appreciated along with big cozy blankets and personal care items like travel sized toiletries and backpacks. Backpacks are often given to children coming from a space that is not safe and entering a foster home and having a backpack filled with comfort items and new toiletries is a way to provide comfort to these children.
By making a donation
, we at Gorge Fly Shop are gifting you 10% off of your order
) this discount is given at the time we receive your donation.
There are many ways to donate to our Toy Drive:
- In Person - bring in a donation and receive 10% off of your in store purchase.
- Delivery - Send in a donation and once received we will contact you to place your order with your 10% Discount. We will process your order as we normally would with the discount. Please ensure that you send in your donation to provide your contact information.
- Cash Donation - This is another way to provide support, please contact us with any questions.
Looking for a bigger way to offer support, right now SafeSpace
is running a campaign to raise money for a new space as they can no longer stay in their building and need to look for a larger place to call home. Please feel free to reach out to us and we can provide you with additional information if this is something you wish to support.
In 2019 Safe Space answered over 160 calls and assisted 132 children, just in our area. The average of 1 out of 7 children in the Country will experience abuse, let's make a change!!
We appreciate your support so very much!