Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

Giving and Rewards Programs

There are multiple ways to donate to Street Roots at no cost to you! If you already shop at these stores or use these services, please select Street Roots as the beneficiary.  

Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Connect your reward card to Street Roots and a donation is made at no cost to you.
Search for Street Roots or #86673

Albina Community Bank Loop Card
Apply for a credit card with Albina Community Bank.  Select Health and Social Service on the application and Street Roots receives a donation each time you use your card.

Amazon Smile
Amazon donates 0.5% of eligible purchases.
Log into Amazon account and in the drop down from Your Account select Change Your Charity
Search for and select Street Roots

Register online, select Street Roots as charity and shop online via links.  Many national online stores (including Office Depot)

Register credit and loyalty cards and Street Roots receives donation when used.  Includes many local restaurants

Network for Good Good Cards
Gift cards can be purchased and then used to make a donation from a list of non-profits

Vehicle Donation Program
Donate a vehicle, select Street Roots as the organization and when it is sold Street Roots gets a percentage

Street Roots is an official eBay charity. You can designate 10-100% of any eBay sale to go to Street Roots.


Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Between the FYI-texts: 'Did you see this in Street Roots?', scrolling by the happy #NewPaperFriday selfies on social media, and picking up the weekly with my groceries — the Street Roots experience is totally integrated into my Portland life. We are a lucky city to have the love, dedication, and tenacity for good news and better community that Street Roots brings us every day of the year.

- Jes Larson, Executive Director, Welcome Home Coalition