The Shapira Foundation
Together we can make a difference
Slide background The excitement of camp
for those who can't afford it
Slide background Quality of life through education
Slide background Countering homelessness,
hunger and domestic violence



The Shapira Foundation supports programs aimed at helping children in need. Through our Campership support for organizations like the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, NW Kidney Kids Camp and Gales Creek camp for children with diabetes, we seek to provide children with the thrill and excitement of summer camp that might otherwise be out of their reach.




The Shapira Foundation supports programs embracing the idea that the pathway out of poverty lies in education. We support after school programs in addition to therapy, mentoring and counseling programs to help low-income disadvantaged individuals improve their quality of life through education.




The Shapira Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged, or disabled individuals thru programs that address hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence. Programs providing meals and shelter are central to our mission. From food pantries and meal kitchens, to making sure kids are healthy and safe, we seek to support programs that help families throughout the Portland metropolitan area.


Hug Patrol®️ Program

This new program of the Shapira Foundation helps children in stressful situations by providing new stuffed animals to police officers, fire fighters, and medical personnel to comfort children facing traumatic and scary situations. We’d love to have you involved as we work together to provide children with a bit of comfort in times of crisis. A small act of kindness can go a long way and with your help we can make a difference to children’s lives when they really need it.