Give the Gift of Play

This holiday season, we’re celebrating the gift of play. Our year-end celebration will offer many opportunities to show your support for Civic Park and help us “give play” to our community through Civic Park.

Thanks to a generous $10,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor, gifts made to ECA will have double the impact. Every gift given to ECA during our year-end fundraiser will be matched by the donor, up to $10,000! That means that a $100 contribution to the campaign would be matched by the challenge gift, doubling the donation to $200.

The celebration kicks off on November 28 and runs through December 31. Once again,  Giving Tuesday will serve as the official launch day for our year-end fundraiser. Giving Tuesday is an annual international celebration of philanthropy that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year is the third year that ECA has participated in Giving Tuesday.

We invite you to join us for our year-end celebration as we look back on a successful year at ECA  and prepare for some exciting changes in the year to come. The campaign will begin with a full day of events, contests, and giveaways on Giving Tuesday. The celebration will continue through December 31 with special events, prizes, and more. Check back here each week for an updated schedule of events for the campaign.

Schedule of Events – November 28 – December 3

November 28 – Giving Tuesday   Celebrate this global day of giving by showing your support for Civic Park!

  • The first five donors to the Give Play campaign will receive an ECA prize pack that includes: an ECA water bottle, Slightly Coffee Roasters coupon and free coffee voucher, $5 Off the Waffle gift card, and ECA stickers.
  • Stop by Café Yumm’s Meridian location on Willamette and 18th Ave. from 5 PM to 8 PM where 20% of proceeds will be donated to ECA!
  • Host your own ECA fundraiser on Facebook. On Giving Tuesday only, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match all contributions made to nonprofits via Facebook, up to $50,000 per nonprofit!

November 29 – December 3

  • Give Play, Get Yumm! Donate to ECA to receive a coupon for a free small Yumm bowl from Café Yumm!

December 4-8

  • Enter to win one of five $25 gift certificates to Haybaby food cart when you donate to our Give Play campaign!
  • Stop by Coldfire Brewing Company on Thursday, December 7th during Pints for Civic! From 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, $1 from every pint sold will go toward Civic Park. Haybaby food cart will also be on-site for the event and will donate 10% of proceeds from the evening to ECA!

December 9-10

  • Donate to ECA this weekend and enter to win a prize basket from Marché Provisions valued at $80!

December 11-15

  • Celebrate Slightly Coffee Week with ECA! All donors receive coupons for a free coffee from Slightly Coffee Roasters and 10% off their online store.
  • Join us at The Barn Light on Wednesday, December 13th from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM for ECA Bingo Night! Enjoy bingo from Breaking Bingo, specialty cocktails and espresso, and a chance to win some great prizes from Breaking Bingo, ECA, and Lane United FC!

December 16-17

  • Donate to ECA this weekend and enter to win a special edition Lane United FC Civic Park jersey!

December 18-22

  • It’s Off the Waffle Week! From December 18th through the 22nd, all donors to our year-end campaign will be entered to win Off the Waffle gift cards ranging from $5 to $20!
  • Donors who give $50 or more will also receive a coupon for a free coffee beverage from Slightly Coffee Roasters Cafe!