Here We Go Again believes in being a good neighbor by supporting the families, businesses and organizations of our city and neighborhoods. After all, it’s people like you who make our continued success possible. We have four major ways we accomplish our goal of giving back. Our stores want to assist you in your charity fundraising efforts as well. That’s why we’ve created our “Here We Give Again” donation program for local groups like yours.
Here We Give Again
Here’s how it works: We’ll work with your nonprofit group to select a suitable timeframe for your group to participate in our program. Here We Go Again will donate 10% of all purchases made by your group – accumulated over the selected timeframe – back to your group. All you have to do is publicize this event in a bulletin or newsletter to your membership. If you need them, we’ll even help by printing cards with your organization’s name and the timeframe for the donation event so that you may distribute them to your members and an email for your mailing list and social media. Contact us to sign up. Your group will be asked to present the bulletin, newsletter or card to our Sales Associates when making a purchase at our store. Please let us know if your group would like to receive a donation from Here We Go Again by participating in our program. We look forward to supporting you!
We have continually donated to Mainspring Portland (formerly Fish Emergency Services), for about 20 years.
Here are a couple quotes from Melody Macready, Operations and Volunteer Manager at Mainspring Portland/FISH Emergency Service:
- “Each week, FISH is visited by people who are in dire need of basics such as food and clothing. Thanks to Here We Go Again and all who choose to donate their clothing at the Here We Go Again shops, we are able to offer a wonderful array of gently used clothing, free of charge, to those who need it most. The look of joy on someone’s face when they find something they really needed, especially when it fits well and makes them feel good, is priceless. FISH is filled with gratitude to the Here We Go Again family for over 20 years.”
- “I was in the clothing closet just a moment ago and I was talking to a young lady who was looking for clothing after a domestic violence situation left her with practically nothing. It was so nice being able to offer her age-appropriate clothing that she could feel good in. I know we have said this before, but your kindness and generosity just means so much to us!”
For the past several years, Here We Go Again, along with the NE Broadway Business Association, organized and sponsored a Styrofoam recycling drive to help people recycle a hard-to-get-rid-of packing material and keep it out of landfills. So far, we’ve recycled over 200 cubic yards of Styrofoam!
Periodically, we hold in-store food drives to benefit The Oregon Food Bank.
We strive to feel good about how our efforts give back to our community; partnering with interested organizations multiplies the good we can do together. Please get in touch if you’d like to become a part of any of our programs.
Chris Gauger (Owner)