Automatic Funds Transfer from Bank Account
If you would like to become a regular contributor to Operation Nightwatch without incurring charges to your credit card account, we can make arrangements for an automatic Electronic Funds Transfer from a checking or savings account.
If this option is attractive to you, please print out the form below, fill out the relevant information and mail it to: "Bookkeeper, Operation Nightwatchh, PO Box 4005, Portland, OR 97208."
Operation Nightwatch has several funds set aside for special purposes. We welcome contributions.
Blankets / Socks Fund
Of the items we distribute to our guests, blankets and socks are those in greatest demand. Even in summer, sleeping outside without a blanket can be miserable; in the winter, it can be fatal. Through a direct arrangement with the factory, we can purchase new blankets for $8 apiece.
To those who are on their feet for most of the day, clean, dry socks also not only contribute to comfort, but also to health. Again, through an arrangement with the manufacturer, we can purchase 180 pairs of socks for under $100.
Each month, we schedule an opportunity to get our guests away from the city’s hard sidewalks and enjoy an environment of natural, historical or cultural significance. These outings prove without a doubt to be highlights for our guests.
The Operation Nightwatch Endowment Fund is about the future. By building an endowment, we seek to guarantee that the ministry of Nightwatch will continue for a long time to come.
Contributions to any of these funds can be made by clicking the "Donate Now" button.
Keep the Light Shining!
Become a Nightwatch Lamplighter!
A Nightwatch Lamplighter is someone who commits to making a regularly recurring donation, either on a monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual basis. These donations help us in our work by providing us with a reliable stream of income throughout the year.
Any size of monthly gift is welcome. However, you may want to determine the amount by the good it can accomplish:
- $8 a month will buy us one blanket for distribtuion
- $12 a month will provide us with enough pairs of socks for one night
- $20 will cover the movie and refreshments for our monthly Comedy Movie Night
- $37 will meet the costs for our soup supper for a Bible Study evening
- $118 will pay for an entire weekend’s expenses for the Hospitality Center
- $127 will meet the publication expenses of one bi-monthly newsletter
- $100 - $250 can cover a monthly outing
- $350 will cover half the costs of our annual spiritual retreat
- $500 will satisfy two week’s rent at St. Stephen's
Lamplighters not only receive exclusive updates from the Executive Director but are also invited to special "behind the scenes" events throughout the year.
You can commit to a regularly recurring donation by clicking the "Donate Now" button and indicating such on our donation page. Monthly gifts can also be made regularly by automatic funds transfer from your bank account, or by directly giving by means of cash, check, or credit card.
Become a Lamplighter, and help us to keep the light shining!
Make a Credit Card Contribution
The easiest way to make a donation with your credit card is by clicking the "Donate Now" button doing it online through our connection with Network for Good.
However, we are also able to process Visa and Mastercard donations independently. You may phone (503-220-0438) to give us your credit card information, or print, fill out, and mail us the form below.
(For security reasons, we recommend not using email.)
Make an Online Contribution
Operation Nightwatch operates on a shoestring. As modest as our budget is, we depend upon the generosity of faithful contributors to fund our work.
The easiest way to make a donation is by clicking the “Donate Now” button. You will be sent to our special donation page powered by Network for Good, a secure site which will accept your credit card. Network for Good is itself a non-profit that provides electronic giving platforms for over 80,000 other non-profits nationwide. It is accredited by the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and meets all 20 of its standards for charity accountability.
On our Network for Good page, you are allowed several options:
- whether to make a one-time or a recurring donation.
- whether to direct your contribution to any one of our several special funds, or simply to "where it's most needed."
- whether you would like to make your donation in honor or memory of someone.
- whether to subscribe to our newsletter.