Give to Neighborhood House

Attention Seniors! Help kids by donating your senior discounts! 

Not all seniors need their discount. Thousands of at-risk kids need help. What can you do? Donate your senior discounts!

Each year, businesses offer millions of dollars in senior discounts at grocery stores, movies, and more. Many seniors do not need them, fail to ask for them, or do not know they exist. A lot of money is left on the table!

This school year, SAGE and Boomerang Giving are making it possible to donate your senior discount to Neighborhood House.

Your donation is tax-deductible, and 100% of it will be used for educational support and healthy meals to help at-risk students succeed in school.

Every dollar donated is matched up to $2,000.

Together, we can leverage these small discounts to fund programs that help children. When you donate $2.00 in savings from your grocer, Neighborhood House can serve a healty meal to a student. Add that donation to savings from the movies, transit and more, and we can make a huge collective impact.

Donating your discounts is as easy as 1-2-3

SAGE is pleased to support Neighborhood House for our first senior discount campaign. Neighborhood House is a 111-year-old nonprofit organization helping families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors and children. Your donations support social and academic services to help at-risk youth succeed in school.

Step 1: Join the campaign

We’re using an app developed by Boomerang Giving to let you record and donate your senior discounts with a few taps on your smartphone (the app works for iPhone and Android phones). The app will send you a report of your tax-deductible donations and when you use the app during this campaign, SAGE will match your gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,000.


Step 2: Shop for senior discounts

When you shop at locations with senior discounts (stores, movies, museums, buses, etc.), ask for your discount and decide how much of it you want to donate: All? Some? It’s up to you!

Click here for a list of senior discounts in Portland.

Step 3: Donate your discounts

Once you have the app on your phone, you can donate each time you receive a discount or tally your discounts over time and donate them all at once. Your gifts are all tax deductible!

Need help? Call SAGE at 971-717-6570 or email info@wearesage.org.


Why redirect your senior discounts?

Children at Neighborhood House need a helping hand in school. Some students have no one at home to help with homework. Others struggle with language and cultural barriers. Many deal with personal and family issues that make it difficult to focus on their studies or hard to believe that they can be successful.

Senior discounts are available only to older adults – and the millions of dollars this represents have never been tapped for charitable purposes.

Small discounts add up; $2.00 saved at a movie theater added to a few other discounts over a month can result in a meaningful donation. Plus, donating senior discounts enables you to experience the joy of giving.