Mad Fish is embracing Giving Tuesday (#givingtuesday) this year by contributing to local and worldwide organizations dedicated to making the world better for people in our communities. We strive to be both genuine and collaborative not only with our team members and clients but within our community as well. Recently, our team spent a Wednesday sharing their favorite charities and why. We’ve compiled this list of organizations that Mad Fish employees support, but we’d love to hear your favorites as well. Want to find an organization in your community? Check out Giving Tuesday’s site to find local programs that need your help.

Oregon Humane Society

We love our furry pets at Mad Fish. Our team has dogs and cats attending our virtual meetings now more than ever. Our passion for our pets extends to our passion for ensuring pets are treating with kindness and care. A donation to the Oregon Humane Society helps this great organization provide shelter, food, and medical care to a variety of animals and ensures many homeless and rescued pets get a chance at a great life. Several of our team members regularly donate and participate in OHS sponsored events.  You can donate here

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen has played a pivotal role in helping feed the populations of countless countries after major disasters. They have been on the front lines feeding people after the hurricane in Puerto Rico, the wildfires in California and Oregon and even throughout the US as part of the response needs from COVID-19. We recognize that food scarcity is a major issue throughout the US and is only made worse by natural disaster. That’s why our team is encouraging our partners to donate to help WCK continue to be an amazing resource for people surviving major crises. You can donate here

Boxes of Love Project

Mad Fish Digital is proud to be an official drop off location for donations for the Boxes of Love project. This incredible local organization provides babies and children going into foster care with a box of clothes, shoes, and comfort items. Their mission is to make sure these children feel special and valued as they make these transitions. There are several ways to provide donated items including at one of the drop-off locations (like the MFD office) or make a cash donation here

Connecticut Food Bank

Jackie Clark on our Paid Media team recently moved back to Connecticut and his happy to support the food bank in her state. The Connecticut Food Bank serves 200,000 neighbors eachmonth and distributed 23.8 million meals in 2019. So many folks on are team on supporting their local Food Banks this year across the US. You can donate to the CFB here or visit here to find a Food Bank in your area.  

Direction Service

For nearly 40 years, Direction Service has been helping people with special needs and their families live the fullest lives possible. The staff at the organization provides information, resources, counseling, and all manners of assistance to children and families in Eugene and the surrounding areas. It provides an amazing service to families in Eugene. We have been able to support their work over the years have always moved by the level of commitment they give to those they work for. You can Donate here.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success is committed to empowering women to achieve independence economically with a support network, professional attire, and development training to help women do well and succeed in work and in life. They strive towards a world where women don’t live in poverty, and are working every day to help women break the circle of poverty.

“Dress for Success’s vision is “…a world where women do not live in poverty; are treated with dignity and respect; and are strengthening their families and shaping their communities.”  Economic independence is a key to realizing this vision. Poverty often affects women more than most and the effects are long-lasting, to the women and their families. Helping women in need with proper attire, interview coaching, support programs, strategies to help nurture professional growth, and more, Dress for Success gives women more than hope. They provide solutions. Many of us have experienced tough times in our lives. Our own Jasmine Paul has supported Dress for Success for several years. “Working with Dress for Success is my way of honoring those who have helped support me. I invite you to read some of the stories from women who have benefited from this organization.”  – Jasmine Paul Donate here. 

Malala Fund

Malala Yousafzai’s story is one of empowerment and strength for girls around the world. Her organization advocates for resources and policy changes to ensure that girls get the opportunity to complete 12 years of safe, quality education.  For the next generations of women around the world, the Malala Fund is really an amazing organization.  #yesallgirls” You can donate to education for girls through the Malala Fund here

Q Center

Q Center is a staple for LGBTQ+ people in Oregon. It offers classes, meet-ups, resources, and a safe space for individuals to come together and support their communities. Q Center helps those in Portland celebrate diversity, equality, visibility, and community building. Q Center provides people a place to express themselves, gives them resources to help make their lives easier and more open, and provides support to those who are dealing with unwelcoming environments and dangerous situations.  Donate

Christmas Family Adoption

Since 2002, the Christmas Family Adoption Foundation (CFAF) has helped to provide gifts, clothing, and necessities to families in need. They work with recognized agencies and caseworkers to connect with families in the Portland-metro area to help make Christmas a time of real celebration for families. In previous years, the Mad Fish Digital team has participated in the Adopt a Family program, purchasing gifts and needed items for a local family in need.  Learn how you can contribute.