PACS relies heavily on community donations to pay for the services it provides to the community. Your gift can make a direct impact in the life of someone who is struggling to meet basic needs. Click HERE to make a donation online. You can also mail your gift to 11020 NE Halsey St, Portland OR 97220.
PACS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations to PACS can be deducted on your tax return as allowed by law. You can view PACS' listing on Guidestar.org for independant verification of non-profit status.
If you prefer to use IRS Select Check, you must search using the EIN of PACS' parent organization, since PACS holds 501(c)3 non-profit status as a subsidiary of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (EIN: 52-0643036). You can also view a copy of the church's IRS letter confirming their non-profit status, and a letter from the church confirming PACS as a subsidiary.
PACS operates a health clinic for low-income patients, a food pantry for disadvantaged people, and a thrift store with extremely low-cost items (in 2015 the average item sold for just $1.16). When you donate to PACS, you are directly helping people meet basic needs through these programs. PACS is blessed to be able to keep its fundraising and administrative costs at around 6%, meaning 94 cents of every dollar you give go directly to programs for people in need. Here is a pdf of the organization's AUDITED 2014 FINANCIAL STATEMENT.
The PACS Thrift Store is a major resource for low-income families. The store's existence depends entirely on donations of clothing and household items. Donations can be dropped off during thrift hours. For large items such as furniture, if you prefer, you can request a pick up. For a $20 fee, we can sometimes bring a truck to your location and pick up your donation. Call 503.252.8500 x102 to learn more. Please note the below map for the geographic area we are able to pick up from.
If you shop at Fred Meyer your purchases can foster donations to PACS from the store. If you don't already have a Fred Meyer rewards card, you can sign up for one at the store. To link your card to PACS, click HERE to go to Fred Meyer's website and search for PACS using non-profit number 91073. After linking your card, Fred Meyer will donate money to PACS for every purchase you make. This will not take away from the savings you enjoy with your rewards card. You will still receive those discounts.
You can also foster donations to PACS from Amazon.com. Visit smile.amazon.com and sign in to your Amazon account, then search for "Portland Adventist Community Services" and link your account to the organization. For every purchase you make through Amazon Smile, Amazon will donate money to PACS.