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Year-end Donations

It is that time of year again -- time to think about making those year-end donations.  As you consider which charities you want to support this year, we hope that you will keep us in mind.  Your donation helps us continue to provide transportation and other services to our local senior community.  Our goal is to help these seniors remain safely and comfortably in their homes and maintain their independence and dignity.

We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.  Your donation is tax deductible as allowed by law.  To make a donation on-line using your debit or credit card, just go to our Donation page and click on the Donate Now button.  This will take you to our secure donation processing system where you can enter your donation and payment information.  An email receipt for your tax records will automatically be sent to the email address that you provide.

 You can also make a donation by calling our office (541-928-2173) and giving us your donation and payment information or by mailing us a check at:

Volunteer Caregivers

930 Queen Avenue SW

Albany, Oregon 97321

Your support is truly appreciated.  It enables us to provide our services to those in our community who most need our help.

 

Share Your Heart

Each year we hold a very special fundraiser for Valentine's Day.  For a donation of $10 we will hand deliver a small bouquet of flowers to the person of your choice or to someone from our list of seniors.  Plan now to brighten the day of a local senior.  More details will follow in January.

Fred Meyer

Community Rewards Program

If you use a Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you can now support Volunteer Caregivers when you shop.  Just go on-line at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards and link your card to Volunteer Caregivers.  Our nonprofit number (NPO) is 88858.  You will still earn all of your reward points and we will receive a donation based on the amount of your purchase.

Amazon Smile

Amazon has also created a way to support nonprofit organizations like Volunteer Caregivers.  Just go to www.amazonsmile.com and select Volunteer Caregivers as your nonprofit of choice.  Then make your purchase through the amazonsmile website and Amazon will donate a potion of your purchase to us.

 

 

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Welcome to Volunteer Caregivers

1_--_Car_-_Suzanne_and_Mr_E_copyVolunteer Caregivers, located in Albany, Oregon, is a community based coalition of volunteers who provide a variety of free services to low income seniors living within the boundaries of the Greater Albany Public School district.  We also provide transportation to medical appointments for those who live in Lebanon and nearby parts of Linn County.  Our goal is to help these seniors, age 55 and over, remain safely and comfortably in their homes and maintain their independence and dignity.

Volunteer Caregivers does not discriminate in the operation of its programs on the basis of race, color, or national origin.  If you have questions or wish to file a complaint about our non-discrimination policy, please call our office at 541-928-2173.

On this website, you will learn who we are, what we do, and how you can help.  Upcoming events are listed in the box on the right.

 

About Us

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Volunteer Caregivers was founded in 1983 by the Albany Ministerial Association, a coalition of churches in the Albany area, who saw a growing need among the senior population for assistance with various aspects of daily living.  While we have a more informal relationship with the local churches these days, the spirit of service of many of our volunteers still stems from a spiritual or moral belief in the importance of helping those in need of assistance.

Volunteer Caregivers receives ongoing support from the United Way of Linn County and the Linn County Special Transportation Fund.  We also apply for grants from various foundations and are supported by donations from individuals, churches, civic groups, and businesses.  All donations are tax-deductible.  To make a donation on-line using your credit card, please click on the Make a Donation tab above.

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Volunteer Caregivers is governed by an unpaid Board of Directors who meet monthly to monitor financial and program performance, develop long and short term plans, and review committee activities.  In addition to their service on the Board and Board committees, most Board members contribute additional time by helping with various fundraising projects and by serving as part of the group of volunteers who provide our services to the local senior community. 

Our program is administered by a paid part-time Executive Director who is responsible for running the day-to-day operation and maintaining agency and community contacts.  The Executive Director is assisted by paid and volunteer office staff who also work part-time to coordinate the volunteers who provide our services to the local senior community. 

Our Supporters

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During 2015 and 2016 our program has been supported by the following groups:

  • United Way of Linn County
  • Linn County Special Transportation Fund
  • Albany Fire Department
  • Samaritan Health
  • Pacific Power Foundation
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Soroptimist International of Albany
  • Albany Rotary Club
  • East Albany Lions Club
  • Faith Lutheran Church
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Saint Mary’s Catholic Church
  • ATI Millersburg
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Home Depot

And last, but not least, the development of this website in 2013 was funded by the Teamsters Union Local 324 and Raynel Whitney.

Thank you all for your support.  It is truly appreciated.