Donate to SSWC

SUPPORT THE SSWC

Services for Students with Children offers integrated services to support Portland State University students working to complete their degrees while raising young children.  Through events, advocacy, peer mentorship and subsidies. We hope to ensure that every student parent has the opportunity to complete their academic goals and provide a brighter future for themselves and their children. There are a number of ways to you can support the SSWC!

Financial Contribution 

Services for Students with Children offers integrated services to support Portland State University students working to complete their degree while raising young children. Your gift to the SSWC Hardship Fund provides immediate support to students with flexible funds to cover academic and personal expenses, such as housing, medical bills, groceries, utilities, student fees and childcare. Click Here to donate!

Scholarships 

Consider investing in a scholarship to support a student parent with tuition, housing, and childcare. For more info email sswc@pdx.edu or visit the SSWC Foundation Page.

“Adopt” a family for Winter Wonder

The Winter Wonder program, coordinated through the Resource Center for Students with Children, provides crucial support to our PSU students with kids, many of whom struggle to make ends meet during the holiday season. .  If your club, business, or community organization is interested in supporting a student family, please call the RCSC at 503-725-9878 or email sswc@pdx.edu

Donate Clothes and Housewares for Shop for Free

Are you cleaning out your house or office? Donate your gently used items to the Resource Center for Students with Children's  "Shop for Free" event! Please email sswc@pdx.edu  to find out when the next Shop for Free event is scheduled. We Accept: Toys, Adult or Children's clothing, Children's Books, Housewares, and School Supplies.

Volunteer for Events

We have a number of events throughout the year which requires the time and talent from dedicated volunteers. Volunteers do not need to have any prior experience, but a genuine interest in engaging with young children is required. A one-time background check is also required for this event.Contact: sswc@pdx.edu or (503) 725-9878