Testimonials

What our partners, clients, and friends have shared about our organization.

I have worked for the Housing Authority of Portland, now Home Forward, for 21 years.  I have assisted low income residents in accessing the Sunshine Division emergency food programs to fight hunger since the mid 90’s.  It has been a valuable and critical resource for folks in need.

The annual Holiday Food Box program is something residents very much look forward to every Holiday season. It has been a pleasure working with the Sunshine Division over the years. Both Home Forward residents and staff greatly appreciate the work they do in fighting hunger in the Portland community.

Thanks for your consideration,

Art Balk

Community & Resident Services Coordinator/Home Forward

It is my pleasure to offer you our sincere appreciation for your recent support of referral forms.  Your generosity and help in bringing food to families’ tables will change the lives of many individuals.

Thank you for partnering with us to strengthen our community and to help immigrants and refugees get off to the right start in their new country.

Sincerely,

Sokhom Tauch

Executive Director (IRCO)

I  just wanted to thank you so very much for the food boxes that Sunshine Division donated to Cathedral Gardens.  It was a huge success and all of the boxes were handed out. 

Thank you again!

Lindsey

Community Manager

I just wanted to thank you for the much needed resource that you are in the community.   Many of the families with whom I work with are forced with the decision to pay for housing OR utlities OR food.  The work of the Sunshine Division made it possible for many of my families to make it through a tough month.  

Your work is a blessing to the community!

Client Manager

Care Oregon

A big thank you to you and the entire Sunshine team for the 256 holiday food boxes you sent with us yesterday.  I wish you could have seen the glow on many of the faces of the recipients. 

Last night I attended the Cully Association of Neighbors meeting and people were commenting on how much they appreciated the distribution that benefited their neighbors – apparently they saw the boxes being carried home!  I said we were just the conveyors of the blessing you passed on through us. 

We so appreciate our partnership with Sunshine Division!

Howard N. Kenyon

Northeast Emergency Food Program, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon

Each time a client has the opportunity to visit the Sunshine Division and use the referral cards they are always greeted warmly and made to feel very welcome and comfortable! The valuable service the Sunshine Division provides is so appreciated. Thanks to you, your staff and volunteers for making such a difference!

Leslie A. Coefield

Program Coordinator, Life Works NW, Family Support & Connections~ Family Community Alliance

I really wanted to thank you for all food you provide to our patients-  They really like going there and are able to choose what they like, and they told me, “it is really awesome!!!!”  You guys are doing an amazing job for our patients and our community.  Thank you again!!

From a partnering agency

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Food

Monday - Friday:
9:30 to 11:00am &
12:30pm to 3:30pm

Saturday:
9:00am to 1:00pm

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Legacy Gifts

Supporting the Sunshine Division for Generations to Come

We know you care about families struggling to get by. And you know that your regular gifts to the Sunshine Division are a vital part of the support and HOPE we provide to people experiencing hunger.

Now there is a way you can assure that your generosity will continue to support those most in need for decades to come. Legacy or Planned gifts through your estate assure the Sunshine Division will here for our community’s most vulnerable residents both now and in the future.

Leave a legacy.  To learn more about how to help us achieve our vision of assuring that emergency food relief is always available to ALL hungry people in our community, please review the following ways to make a meaningful charitable gift through your estate or call Marcie Kessel at 503-320-2638 or 

Make a Bequest Gift

A bequest through your will is one of the simplest, most widely used and flexible ways to make a planned gift. You pay nothing now but make a real difference in the lives of others. If you have already made provisions for the Sunshine Division in your estate plans, download our Estate Giving Confirmation form [Heritage Society Form]. We would appreciate the opportunity to thank you now for the difference your gift will make for years to come.

Sample Language
The following language can be used to make an estate gift to the Sunshine Division:

  • Unrestricted Gift: “I give (a specific asset) or ($__ dollars) or (__ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to the Sunshine Division, Inc., Portland, Oregon, for its general purposes.”
  • Specific Use Gift: “I give (a specific asset) or ($__ dollars) or (__ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to the Sunshine Division, Inc., Portland, Oregon, to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose, e.g., to fund annual holiday food boxes, to support Izzy’s Kids, or other purpose)“If at any time in the judgment of the Sunshine Division Board it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, the Board shall determine an alternative purpose as near as possible to the designated purpose.”
  • Important Information for Your Attorney/Advisor
  • Please note: The Sunshine Division’s activities and programs change over time and the needs of future generations may not be in alignment with current programs. If you indicate a specific use for your estate gift, the following language will grant the Sunshine Division the authority to respond to changing needs:
  • Legal Name: Sunshine Division, Inc.
    Tax ID# 93-
    0429354 – an Oregon non-profit corporation
    Physical and Mailing Address: 687 North Thompson Street, Portland, OR 97227

* The purpose of this information is for general knowledge and is not meant to be legal advice. Tax deductions vary based on applicable federal laws. It is recommended that you consult your attorney when preparing your bequest/will.

Life Insurance

You can designate the Sunshine Division as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy. Contact your advisor to make arrangements.

Retirement Plans/IRA Gifts

Whether you have an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or a company retirement plan (or a combination) you can choose a charity like the Sunshine Division as the final beneficiary of any remaining funds which you or your loved ones do not use. Or you can designate all (or a percentage) of your retirement fund account to benefit one or more charities without losing any income during your lifetime.

Advantages for Donors

  • The donor retains all income rights and benefits of the fund assets for his/her lifetime—nothing is transferred prior to the donor’s death. The property passes on to your designated beneficiaries upon death.
  • Gifts bypass income tax that would otherwise be assessed to heirs at death.
  • Possible estate tax savings.
  • Contact your fund administrator for more information and to request a change of beneficiary form.

Contact Us:

Do you have questions or want to discuss other ways you can give? Please give us a call! We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your advisors, and help you decide on the type of gift that works best for you, your family and the Sunshine Division. Contact Kyle Camberg at kyle@sunshinedivision.org or 503-823-2131.

Food

Tuesday – Friday
9:30am to 11:00am
12:30pm to 3:30pm

Saturday:
9:00am to 1:00pm

COVID-19 Update: We remain open at both locations for clients to continue receiving emergency food boxes near the outside entrances. For our hours and locations, visit our "Get Help" page.

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