Northwest Willamette Valley

Virtual Gala Event

Dear StandUpGirl Partner~

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones, that you remain healthy and hopeful during these unprecedented times.

Thank you for your continued, generous support of our work, even amidst health and economic uncertainty. Since the pandemic hit, virtually everyone has continued their support. Some people have even sent us an extra donation to help us get through these difficult times. We are so deeply grateful for your faithfulness and partnering with us so we can continue to impact the world for Christ.

The Mission Continues (and Grows) at StandUpGirl! is thrilled to announce that our mission grows as we find opportunities in this unprecedented time. Here is how:

  • Though our office is temporarily closed, we remain committed to answering emails, chats and texts from those seeking our services. And, through our partnership with OptionLine and Heartbeat International, we are connecting with clients 24 hours a day/7 day a week.
  • We’re connecting with clients needing assistance all over the world, even continuing to deliver materials needed by pregnancy centers—expanding our outreach in a neighborhood near you.
  • Our staff is creating new relationships on behalf of as we meet the pressing needs of our community here and beyond.
We are Bringing the Ritz to You!

Many of you might be asking about our upcoming “Puttin on the Ritz” Gala that is scheduled for May 7th, 2019 in West Linn. Due to the uncertainty of what lies ahead, we have re-imagined our Gala and feel pivoting from an in-person Gala Event to an Online Virtual Gala is a way we can still get together and gives us the opportunity to include our donors and supporters from all over the world.

While we are disappointed that we are not able to be together in person this year, God has continuously come through to show us that He is in control and He has even bigger plans! Our mission is so critical, and we are incredibly appreciative of you sticking with us as we have evolved from planning an in-person Gala Fundraiser to an Online Virtual Gala!

The world is very interesting at this time. We trust that great things will come out of it! We are very excited to know that by going virtual, we do have the ability to reach more around the world and for that, we are truly taking our mission around the globe!

The Virtual “Puttin on the Ritz” Gala will be held in May over several days and incorporate all aspects of the planned Gala, except you will get to relax at home with your favorite home cooked meal! Our schedule continues to include our Keynote Speakers, engaging Personal Testimonies and an online auction. We are excited to see how God uses this moment in history to advance our mission even further!

Stay tuned as we roll out more specific details, but this is what we have planned at the moment:

standupgirl auction datesOnline Auction will be open. Your bids will be live for 14 days and close at 5:00pm on May 14th. Each item will have a clear description, images and the bidding information. Because we are a 501.(c)(3), you may write off your bid(donation) for any amount over the value of the item and with the new IRS rules, if you itemize your taxes, your donations may be written off for 100% of their value in 2020.

standupgirl live video datesJoin us for our Virtual “Puttin on the Ritz” Gala. A link will be sent to you before the event and you can also find the event on our Foundation Facebook page. Don’t worry if you can’t make it at this specific time, we will make the link available for you to watch at anytime after the “live” event. Links for bidding on specific auction items during the gala and to donate will be made available during the Virtual presentation.

The Future

As we look to re-open our office as soon as community guidelines allow, your continued prayers help us today and even beyond this moment. If we can serve you in any way, please contact me at 503-572-7681 or by email at

If you have any questions related specifically to the Virtual Online Gala, please contact, and Katelyn will be happy to answer your questions.

Thank you too, for your continued prayer and financial support. You are making a difference in the lives of our clients and future families to be!

dawn marie perez - executive director

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