Ways To Give

Candlelighters serves the entire family when a child is diagnosed with cancer, through treatment, and beyond. We help local families in Oregon and SW Washington.

Why Give?

The financial and emotional impact of childhood cancer can be enormous.

  • 2 out of 4 families report considerable to severe household debt as a result of the child’s cancer care.
  • 33% of families state that one adult in their household stopped working completely.
  • 6 out of 10 families with children with cancer reported spending between $1,000 and $10,000 a year on non-medical expenses.

Making a donation in memory or in honor of a loved one?

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

Why Candlelighters?

We help local families in Oregon and SW Washington by providing:

Where does my donation go?

Download our 2020 Annual Report to learn about revenue and expense allocations.

By Check

Mail your check to:
Candlelighters For Children With Cancer
6600 SW 92nd Ave, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97223

Matching Gifts

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

Donate Online here.

Give Your Time

Give Your Time
Volunteering at Candlelighters is a fun and rewarding way to support the community and connect with some amazing people. To learn more, email our Programs Manager, Lisa Chavez at lisa@candlelightersoregon.org?

Corporate Partnerships


Corporate Partners are essential in helping Candlelighters For Children With Cancer accomplish its mission.

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

For more information, contact Sarah Breece at sarah@candlelightersoregon.org or call 360-870-6821.

Become a Partner

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

For more information, contact Sarah Breece at sarah@candlelightersoregon.org or call 360-870-6821.

We exist because of generous donors and partners. Our corporate partners contributions help empower our families.

Partner Spotlight

Central Oregon Chair, Kimberly Banner

"I first learned about Candlelighters in 2014, when my daughter was diagnosed with AML at the age of 10. We stayed at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital throughout her treatment and met some of the Candlelighters staff when they served dinner or stocked the food pantry....

DIY Fundraising

DIY fundraising events are a wonderful and rewarding way to support your friend, family member or co-worker who has a child battling pediatric cancer.

Channel your imagination, ideas and energy for a purpose. Your “Do-It-Yourself” event can be anything from a 5k race, golf tournament, auction, host a dinner, scrapbooking party or bake sale. Let your talents and interests lead you to your own fundraising venture.

For more information, contact Jennifer Kelly at jen@candlelightersoregon.org or call 503.719.4244


Give back to Candlelighters while tackling your to-do lists, with one of our merchant partners.

Just select Candlelighters For Children With Cancer as your preferred charity, and you’ll help thousands of families in OR and SW Washington who are impacted by childhood cancer.

Amazon Smile

Join Amazon Smile and make Candlelighters For Children With Cancer your nonprofit of choice. AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Candlelighters  every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Candlelighters!

Amazon Charity List

Your Amazon Charity List purchase helps kids and families who are enduring treatment in the hospital. A Bedside Buddy  welcomes a newly admitted child, items for our snack pantry at Doernbecher are much appreciated for meals and snacks at all hours, and  kid-approved movies offer entertainment during long hospital stays. Simply add items to your cart and check out. Items will be shipped directly to Candlelighters.

Fred Meyer

If you’re a Fred Meyer Rewards Card Holder, you can link your card to Candlelighters For Children With Cancer (86531). If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk.

Bottle Drop

BottleDrop is an easy and earth friendly system for redeeming bottles and cans in Oregon. Just by recycling you can trigger a donation to Candlelighters For Children With Cancer. Stop by any BottleDrop center and select Candlelighters as your charity of choice!

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