WHAT IS MY NEIGHBOR?WHO DOES MY NEIGHBOR SERVE?HOW DOES MY NEIGHBOR WORK?HOW CAN I DONATE?HOW CAN I SUBMIT A NEEDS REQUEST?WHAT TYPES OF NEEDS CAN BE SUBMITTED?ARE ALL NEEDS MET?HOW MANY NEEDS CAN BE SUBMITTED AT A TIME?WHAT COUNTIES DOES MY NEIGHBOR SERVE?IF I AM DONATING AN ITEM, CAN I DROP IT OFF AT AN ANCHOR SITE CLOSER TO ME?

My NeighbOR FAQ

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WHAT IS MY NEIGHBOR?

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My NeighbOR helps communities meet the needs of Oregon’s, children, and families impacted by foster care.

Since March 2020, My NeighbOR has mobilized Oregonians to meet the essential and unique needs felt by those impacted by foster care. Due to its success, it now operates in every county in Oregon, meeting needs for families every single day.

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WHO DOES MY NEIGHBOR SERVE?

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My NeighbOR serves those currently impacted by the foster system including youth, foster families, and birth families with open ODHS cases 

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HOW DOES MY NEIGHBOR WORK?

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When a need is submitted:

  • Our team reviews and shares the request with the local community.
  • A community member pledges to meet a request.
  • The donor will drop off the item with a local partner.
  • A My NeighbOR team member will contact the beneficiaries to notify them their items are ready for pick up.
  • Depending on the request, fulfilling a need might be by direct delivery or a gift card.

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HOW CAN I DONATE?

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To meet a need of someone in your community, or provide a monetary donation, please follow the instructions on this page: https://everychildoregon.org/myneighbor/  

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HOW CAN I SUBMIT A NEEDS REQUEST?

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As an initiative of Every Child, My NeighbOR partners with ODHS Child Welfare Caseworkers to submit needs on behalf of youth and families.  

Individuals and families seeking assistance through My NeighbOR can work with an Every Child affiliate to submit your Needs request. Each affiliate may choose to share the link to submit a request differently. Please connect with your local Every Child County affiliate to find out how to submit a request. You can also ask your caseworker or certifier and they will be able to submit a request to My NeighbOR on your behalf.  

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WHAT TYPES OF NEEDS CAN BE SUBMITTED?

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In order to be a good steward of the generosity of community members who MyNeighbOR prioritizes tangible items that are essential or urgent. We ask individuals and families to prioritize their top three essential needs when submitting their requests.

Needs we typically try to serve:

  • Grocery / household supplies
  • Diapers/ formula/ and wipes
  • Baby equipment
  • Furniture
  • Clothing and apparel
  • Educational materials, activities, and technology
  • Extracurricular activities

Requests generally outside of our services:

  • Rent Assistance
  • Home Improvement
  • Bill Assistance
  • Holiday Specific Items
  • Finding Housing

If you need services outside of My NeighbOR scope, here are some agencies that may help you.

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ARE ALL NEEDS MET?

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My NeighbOR cannot guarantee request fulfillment as needs are pledged individually by community members. 

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HOW MANY NEEDS CAN BE SUBMITTED AT A TIME?

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My NeighbOR welcomes all tangible needs to be submitted. However, only the three most urgent needs will be posted at a time.  

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WHAT COUNTIES DOES MY NEIGHBOR SERVE?

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My NeighbOR serves all 36 Oregon countiesFor the most up to date list of our Affiliates, please visit https://everychildoregon.org/resources/affiliates/.

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IF I AM DONATING AN ITEM, CAN I DROP IT OFF AT AN ANCHOR SITE CLOSER TO ME?

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In an effort to support beneficiaries, items pledged should be dropped off at the Anchor Site closest to those in need of the item.