Oregon Shores needs the support of all our members, and all those who care about protecting our coastal environment, if our initiatives in such key areas as citizen science, marine reserves, and shoreline protection are to succeed.  

You can help by joining or renewing your membership, and by making additional contributions.  But another way to assist us – and benefit us all year long – is by shopping.  Both the Fred Meyer chain and Amazon have community-support programs in which Oregon Shores participates.  These enable you to send money our way without spending an extra penny.

Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program divides $2.5 million annually among non-profit organizations designated as beneficiaries by their members or other supporters. If you shop at a Fred Meyer store, you can help Oregon Shores to protect the coast with every purchase.

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Oregon Shores at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. There you can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number:  92817. Once you’ve signed up, every time you use your Rewards Card, you help to build Oregon Shores’ proportionate stake in the company’s annual charitable giving. You will still earn rewards points, fuel points, and rebates; your own benefits as shoppers aren’t reduced, so this contribution to coastal conservation costs you nothing once you sign up. Rewards cards can be obtained at the customer service desk of any Fred Meyer store. [Note: If you are already enrolled in Fred Meyer’s Community Rewards program, you may be prompted to re-enroll in the program each year. If you don’t receive an email with instructions for this you can just re-enroll.]

Mega-retailer Amazon also shares a bit of its vast largesse with non-profits through the AmazonSmile Foundation.  By designating your favorite non-profit group (which we hope is Oregon Shores) you can ensure that a small share of the purchase price will go to support the organization’s work.

Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/93-0952202 if you would like to help Oregon Shores the next time you shop online through Amazon.  You can use your regular account, and everything else will remain the same, except that .05 percent of each purchase will go to Oregon Shores.  You can find out more about the program here.