Support Our Work
When you give to Kerr, you provide a lifeline and hope to families living with I/DD and mental health challenges.
“There are a lot of vulnerable people in our community. People who live with developmental disabilities, people who live with mental illness and they need our help. Albertina Kerr is not only focused on the very important issue of mental health diagnosis and treatment for young people, they’re successful at it and they continue to be on the cutting edge.”
Mayor of Portland
Donate Your Way
There are many ways you can give. Take a look at the options below to get started, or contact [email protected] or 503-262-0175. The 501(c)(3) for Albertina Kerr is 93-0386780.
The most straightforward and direct way to support Kerr, you can make one-time or recurring donations. These donations go directly to our services.
Write a Check or Give by Phone
Contact our Development Office at 503-262-0175 to make your gift or pledge over the phone.
Checks should be made payable to Albertina Kerr and mailed to:
c/o Development Office
424 NE 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
Below is a current wish list of items we’re seeking to support our programs and services for children and adults facing mental health challenges and intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Vinyl/Leather Couches or Loveseats
- Mattresses (new)
- Living & Dining Room Furniture (tables, bookshelves, etc.)
- Kitchen Appliances (blenders, microwaves, etc.)
- Bedding (new – twin, twin xl, or full size)
- Towels, Washcloths (new)
- Nursery Gift Cards/Supplies for Vegetable Gardens
- MP3 Players (without camera)
- Bicycles, Razor Scooters, Skateboards and Helmets (ages 10-17)
- Sports Equipment (rubber balls, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls)
- KingPin Bowling Gift Cards
- Movie Theater Gift Cards
- Weighted Vests (any size)
- Weighted Lap Toys or Sensory Toys
If you would like to donate new or gently used items to our clients or programs, please contact Chloe at [email protected] or 503-262-0175.
Give Stock or Through Your IRA
Kerr gladly accepts contributions of publicly traded stock and other securities. Instructions are available here.
The IRA Charitable Rollover is a great way to make a tax-free gift using your qualified retirement plan. If you are 70½ or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to Kerr. Contact [email protected] or 503-262-0175.
Learn more about planned giving
Recommend a grant through a Donor Advised Fund or Foundation
Include Kerr in Your Estate Plans
A planned gift enables you to assist Kerr in fulfilling its mission now and in the future — while also allowing you to take advantage of federal tax laws to accomplish your financial and charitable goals. Contact [email protected] or 503-262-0175.
Give Real Estate
Donate residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate. For details, contact [email protected] or 503-262-0175.
Donate a Car, Truck or other vehicle or vessel
Kerr’s vehicle donation program partner will pick up your car and handle the paperwork. We will use the proceeds to serve more youth in need. Arrange a Pickup
Partner with us
As a corporate partner, you have the opportunity to support our important work and your business objectives. Contact [email protected]
Tax Refund Donations
Kerr is an approved nonprofit on Oregon’s Charitable Checkoff. Please consider donating all or a portion of your Oregon State Tax Return to Kerr’s Kid’s Crisis Care.
It’s easy, just follow these steps:
- Find Albertina Kerr Kid’s Crisis Care on Schedule OR-Donate. We are listed on line 8 (Charity Code #26).
- Enter how much of your refund you want to donate on the Schedule.
- Once you finalize your giving on the Schedule, go to line 45 on Form OR-40 and enter your total donation amount.
Shop to Donate
When you shop through these businesses, your purchase will support the vital work we do. Just designate Kerr as the beneficiary when shopping or recycling.
- Fred Meyer Community Rewards: You can help us earn donations just by linking your Rewards Card to Albertina Kerr and scanning it every time you shop at Fred Meyer.
- goodshop: Shop at your favorite online stores through goodshop. Save big on your purchases with easy-to-access coupons. And, once you’ve made a purchase, goodshop makes a donation to Kerr in your honor.