Individual & Corporate Giving

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.

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’d love to talk with you about giving options. 

For more information, contact or call 503.719.4244

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

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  or call 503.719.4244

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 or call 503.719.4244

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

Partner Spotlight

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