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Easy Ways to Support Oregon Tradeswomen

Hard to believe it, but it’s already November, which means Thanksgiving might as well be tomorrow and Christmas the week after that! The holidays probably have you in one of two camps: thrilled at the thought of getting cozy, spending time with family (biological and chosen!), and coming up with the perfect little something for your loved ones OR terrified at the mere thought of being within 100 yards of a Target parking lot.

The cherry on top, or silver lining, depending on which side you’re on, is that this holiday season you can support Oregon Tradeswomen with minimal effort and at no additional cost to you just by shopping on Amazon or at Fred Meyer. That’s right – free money for Oregon Tradeswomen and the revolutionary program that’s changing lives!

How does it work? For Amazon purchases, simply visit tradeswomen.net/donate to access our AmazonSmile portal and connect your account to Oregon Tradeswomen by logging in to your Amazon account. Then, just shop as you normally would. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Oregon Tradeswomen!

To support us through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program, just link your Freddie’s reward card to Oregon Tradeswomen (instructions can be found at tradeswomen.net/donate) and we’ll receive a quarterly donation. You will still receive 100% of your earned rewards!  

At Oregon Tradeswomen even small gifts lead to big impact. Our deepest gratitude goes out to all our supporters who generously donate their time, energy, and financial support to making rewarding, living-wage careers for women in the construction trades a reality.

Thank you for supporting Oregon Tradeswomen!

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Women Build Nations 2017

This past October, a few of Oregon Tradeswomen’s finest flew to The Windy City of Chicago to attend Women Build Nations, a conference for tradeswomen to address industry issues and to learn from each other. More than 1,500 women from all over the US and the world to talk about their trade, to network and connect with other tradeswomen.

Women of all ages, skill levels, and trades had the opportunity to check out a wide variety of workshops such as:

  • Anti-Oppression 101: Building Solidarity by Breaking Down Bigotry
  • Tradeswomen’s History: Learning From the Past to Change the Future
  • Rising to a Leadership Role in the Union: Examples and Advice
  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Letting Go of Feeling Like a ‘Fraud’

Oregon Tradeswomen pre-apprenticeship graduate and Journeyman Laborer, Vanessa Enos, and Isis Harris, IBEW, both received “Emerging Tradeswomen Leaders” scholarships to attend the conference and also had the honor of speaking on a tradeswomen panel, “Perspectives from the Field.” Lori Baumann, Journeyman Laborer, Liuna Field Representative, and Oregon Tradeswomen Board Member came to represent Laborers Local 737.

Other friends of Oregon Tradeswomen, Donna Hammond and Bridget Quinn from IBEW Local 48, spoke on a panel focused on recruitment and outreach of women and people of color.

This conference spoke to the needs of women in the trades and truly fostered a space where tradeswomen could be themselves and feel a camaraderie with other women who are having many of the same experiences in their careers. When only 3% of all trades positions nationwide are filled by women, the existence of an event, for tradeswomen, by tradeswomen is of utmost importance.

Thank you Chicago Women in Trades for organizing Women Build Nations 2017, and we can’t wait to see you all next year in Seattle!

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Oregon Tradeswomen is in the Give!Guide!

We are honored to have been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Willamette Week Give!Guide!, and we’re in great company – 148 other local nonprofit organizations doing great work are also featured in this special campaign!

The Willamette Week Give!Guide started in 2004 with a goal of engaging younger Portlanders and encouraging them get in the healthy habit of end of year giving to local organizations that make our community a better place to live.

To inspire giving, donors who give between $10 and $999 receive a code to access your incentives in the Chinook Book mobile app. The incentives range from discount coupons to free ice cream and coffee. Donors who make a gift of $1,000 or more will receive bags filled with incentives delivered to their home!

As we approach the season of giving, we hope you’ll think of Oregon Tradeswomen and help us provide training and opportunities for women to build and strengthen their lives.


Big Give Days

To encourage donors, the Willamette Week Give!Guide also hosts a raffle on certain days and anyone who makes a donation of $10 or more is entered to win one of the BIG PRIZES!

November 9
A $500 shopping spree at Powell’s Books

November 13
Anyone 35 & under who gives on this day is entered to win a $250 gift certificate to Tender Loving Empire, a basket of TLE goodies, five autographed copies of their latest vinyl and four tickets to any 2018 show headlined by a TLI artist!

November 16
Two nights at Brasada Ranch in a luxury suite and a round of golf.

November 30
Two VIP tickets and early entry to the Portugal the Man show at McMenamains’ Crystal Ballroom on 12/17, plus:
+A Euro Queen hotel room at the Crystal Hotel
+ $80 worth of dinner and breakfast vouchers at the Zeus Café
+ A FREE taster tray in the Annex
+ FREE pool and shuffleboard in Ringlers Pub.

December 4
Anyone 35 & under who gives on this day is entered to win a Sony Alpha a6300 camera and a 16-50 zoom lens from Pro Photo Supply.

December 7
One lucky donor will win a Trek FX bike from Bike Gallery

December 14
Two tickets to the Portland Trail Blazers vs. Denver game, two tickets to the Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia game and a jersey signed by Evan Turner.

December 21
A 60-person Salt & Straw ice cream and ping pong party at Pips & Bounce.

December 28
The Oregon Cultural Trust challenges donors to “Give Big and Get Out” across this amazing state of ours by offering a vacation package! Visit giveguide.org for details

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