Individual & Corporate Giving

Candlelighters upholds families facing childhood cancer every step of the way. From diagnosis through treatment and beyond, we provide a variety of programs that offer comfort and support for families during a difficult journey.

Through it all, we never charge families a dime. That’s why we need your support. Through individual and corporate giving, you become a part of this vital network of care for families in Oregon and SW Washington.

Individual and Corporate Giving

Why give?

The financial and emotional impact of childhood cancer can be enormous:
  • Every 2 out of 4 families report considerable-to-severe household debt as a result of their child’s cancer care.
  • Some 33% of families state that one adult in their household had to stop working completely.
  • And 6 out of 10 families with children with cancer reported spending between $1,000 and $10,000 a year on non-medical expenses.
Are you making a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one?

We’ll mail a letter on your behalf to your chosen recipient. Simply provide us the contact information along with your donation and allow 7-10 business days for delivery.

Why Candlelighters?

In some of their darkest moments, we support local families throughout Oregon and SW Washington:
  • Since 2002: Emergency Financial Assistance—up to $599 per year, per family—to offset medical bills, loss of income when a parent stops working, and transportation costs.
  • Since 1996: Scholarships for college-aged students who have battled or are currently battling cancer.
  • Since 1995: A weekend away from treatment for the entire family at our annual Family Camp.
  • Since the 1980s: Peer support and networking though regular activities and programs for the whole family.
Where does your donation go when you give to Candlelighters?

Download our 2021 Annual Report to learn about our revenue and expense allocations.

Individual Giving

Individual gifts, no matter the amount, are integral to providing programs and services to our families.

We welcome monthly giving, one-time gifts, company matched gifts, or planned giving. We would love to talk with you further about giving options.

Give By Check

To give by check, please mail your donation to our office:

Candlelighters For Children With Cancer
6600 SW 92nd Avenue, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97223

Give a Matching Gift

Many corporations match employee gifts as part of their philanthropic efforts. If you donate to us, or volunteer with us, your employer may also provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support.

To ensure your gift is directed to our organization, please use our tax identification number: 93-0682416.


Give Online

To give securely (and easily!) online, please visit our Donorbox page.

Give Your Time

Volunteering with Candlelighters is a fun and rewarding way to support the community and connect with some amazing people. To learn more, please contact Lisa.

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partners are essential in helping Candlelighters For Children With Cancer accomplish our mission.

Through the generosity of businesses—ranging from family-owned local enterprises to some of the world’s largest corporations—we are able to effectively help families affected by cancer.

Become a Partner

Candlelighters is dedicated to building long-term, beneficially strategic alliances with corporate partners. Every cause-corporate program is designed to advance both the sponsor’s business goals and Candlelighters’ mission.

We exist because of our generous donors and partners. Our corporate partners’ contributions help empower our families, and we would love to partner with you to continue serving these local families.

If you are interested in having your business join forces with Candlelighters to provide support for families facing childhood cancer, please reach out to Camille.

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