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Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living
Empowering individuals with disabilities and seniors to improve the quality of their lives

 Invest in EOCIL

'For it is in giving that we receive.' St. Francis of Assisi

 

 

 

 

Investing in EOCIL is investing in the community and in people. We are grateful to all those organizations and individuals who have donated money, goods and services, and give special recognition to those who contribute $300 or more. We appreciate our sponsors and encourage you to patronize them!

We offer a wide array of investment options, which are summarized below. Of course, we welcome creative generosity! Contact the executive director with any other ideas you might have for investing in our region's number-one resource: its people.

  1. Join EOCIL as a member.
  2. Make a donation with advertisement options.
  3. Donate to EOCIL's Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA) Program, which provides one-time short-term financial aid to individuals experiencing extraordinary crises that would negatively impact independence.
  4. Honor a loved one on EOCIL's Circle of Remembrance.
  5. Use GoodSearch as your Web search engine
    • Go to www.goodsearch.com
    • In the middle of the page, where it asks, "Who do you GoodSearch for?," type Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living, click Verify, and the full name will pop up: Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living - EOCIL (Ontario, OR).
    • Search from this page (why not make it your browser homepage?), or download the GoodSearch toolbar for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome: www.goodsearch.com/toolbars.aspx.
    • Even if you download the toolbar, periodically check the GoodSearch homepage to make sure it is still set to credit EOCIL. Anytime you clean out your browser cache or cookies, you will need to reselect EOCIL as your GoodSearch beneficiary.
    • Happy surfing!
  6. Use GoodShop, an online shopping mall that donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to EOCIL! Hundreds of great stores, including Amazon.com, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop. Every time you place an order, you will be supporting EOCIL. Just go to www.goodsearch.com/goodshop.aspx and enter EOCIL as the charity you want to support.
  7. With MissionFish/eBay Giving Works, you can turn your listing into a force for good! All it takes is listing an item on eBay and donating from 10 percent to 100 percent of the final sale price to EOCIL. Think about it:
    • Stand out from the crowd with a charity ribbon icon in search results.
    • Attract new buyers and make current buyers even more loyal.
    • Inspire buyers to bid up the price.
    • Receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donations.
    • Get a pro-rated fee credit when your item sells.
    • Go to www.ebaygivingworks.com
    • Click on the "sell" tab and scroll down. Click on the link that identifies the type of seller you are (casual, professional or trading assistant).
    • Scroll down and click on nonprofit directory.
    • Enter Eastern Oregon Center for Independent Living - EOCIL (Ontario, OR).
    • When EOCIL appears, click the "view" tab.
    • You now can select bid, sell or donate.
  8. Donate a car! EOCIL has a great need for fuel-efficient vehicles. We serve 13 Eastern Oregon counties, which adds up to a lot of mileage clocked to travel and meet with clients. EOCIL currently needs two vehicles for providing services: ene for Ontario, Oregon, and one for Pendleton, Oregon.
  9. Donate a small business opportunity: EOCIL is serious about work and self-sufficiency! Vending machines, ice cream or espresso carts provide work and help support independent living.
  10. Donate real estate: The equity from your real estate can serve as a powerful tool to fund working capital for charity, and such a donation makes good financial sense. Some of the advantages include:
    • Capital gains tax benefits
    • Avoiding sales headaches
    • Simplified transferable ownership
    • No fees or commissions

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