Celebrating our 25th Year

Thirty percent of Bridges families receive financial aid, and often, it is the difference between being able to attend or not. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Bridges needs the support of the community in order to serve families and students, and to achieve our mission. Your support helps sustain the school, our students, and our programs.

Easy Ways to Give

  • Make a Tax-Deductible Donation
  • Attend a Special Event or Fundraiser. Our 2024 Gala will be held on Saturday, April 13, at Castaway Portland.

Sign Up for Community Rewards. Our corporate community rewards program gives you several ways to easily generate greatly needed revenue for Bridges just by shopping at a retailer you already frequent.

Events & Galas

Our 2024 Gala will be held on Saturday, April 13, at Castaway, Portland. Join us for an evening of gratitude all around! Enjoy a fun program that highlights and celebrates 25 years of exceptional learning.  Learn More

Annual Fund

Bridges sees the urgent needs that many students and their families are facing, and Bridges is here to meet those families where they’re at and fulfill their needs with one goal in mind—continuing to prepare students for opportunities beyond the walls of Bridges. Learn More

Your Donation Matters

As the only middle school for students with learning differences in Oregon, we know the challenges our students face. Our students battle ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, autism, anxiety, and a host of executive functioning deficits that make traditional learning difficult. They work diligently to learn things that come easily to other students, such as social skills, emotional regulation, and anxiety management.

Any child fighting this hard deserves our support. You can help ensure they receive it by donating to Bridges Middle School. Community contributions help keep tuition manageable by defraying the costs of day-to-day operations: teacher salaries, maintenance costs, curriculum development, and financial aid assistance.

Publicly Traded Securities

We do accept gifts of securities which are traded on the New York or American Stock Exchange through Charles Schwab trading accounts. As a general rule, such securities will be immediately sold.  Email BByrnes@BridgesMS.org to discuss. 

In Kind Gifts

Bridges encourages and appreciates gifts-in-kind, such as computer hardware and software, specific educational equipment, supplies, and other materials that we would otherwise need to purchase. Please note that we are intentional with our acceptance of in-kind contributions, and do not accept things that are not of immediate use. Email BByrnes@Bridgesms.org  for details on how you can support.

Holiday Giving Campaign 

We invite you to highlight Bridges in your holiday giving campaigns. We will work with you to craft a successful employee giving program or join your existing one as a beneficiary.  Email BByrnes@BridgesMS.org  to discuss a Holiday Giving opportunity. 

Matching Employee Gifts 

Does your organization match gifts made by your employees? Let us know and we will make sure to get listed on any necessary paperwork. Email BByrnes@BridgesMS.org to discuss. 

Community Rewards Programs 

Families can choose Bridges as their beneficiary in the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program.

  • You will need to create an account, then search for us by our name or by our non-profit number, 82689.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Bridges earn a donation! You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.

Blue Bag Program

Blue bags can be obtained at Bridges and used to collect your recyclable bottles, cans and single use items that have a “OR $.10” return marking on the container.

Celebrating our 25th Year