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The SCOTTY Organization

SCOTTY - Sponsoring Children Of Today, Tomorrow & Yesterday. Our core belief is that everyone, regardless of age, can positively impact the life of a child. Each year we focus on the following two great causes:

Holiday Campaign

In the Fall/Winter of each year, our organization aims towards the foster care system. Each year thousands of children are placed in foster care. Foster parents do receive financial assistance to cover a foster child's basic living necessities, but there are no extra funds given to these families during the holiday season. Not only can this result in a financial hardship for the foster family, it can also deny a child who has known only pain and neglect, the childhood magic of the holidays. The children placed in foster homes may have never opened a gift waiting for them under a tree on Christmas morning. It is through the generosity of others that we are able to support these foster homes/children during the holiday season.

Our focus is to ease the financial hardship that some foster parents may feel during the holidays, allowing the children placed in their care a momentary reprieve from life's adversities. Our commitment is to participate year after year and honor the memory of Scotty by never giving up on a child's need to feel special.

Helmet Campaign

In the Spring/Summer of each year (and throughout the year when needed), our organization switches gears as we continue with our helmet awareness campaign. Although helmet laws are in place in our area - these laws are simply not enforced, leaving the use of helmets as a "choice" (especially to those 16 and over). Our mission is to reach out to the youth/young adults to raise awareness of the impact helmet safety plays. The namesake of our organization passed away as a result of this "choice" and it is our hope to spread the awareness and helmets to as many as possible that are willing to make the "choice" for their safety.

 

 

Contact Us

Email: 4scotty.org@gmail.com
Phone: (971) 217-7725

Foster Care Facts

Number of children in Oregon who spent at least one day in substitute care during 2011.
13,129

Number of children in Washington County who spent at least one day in foster care during 2011. 1,173

Number of children in foster care today:
Over 8,700

Average amount of time a child will spend in foster care:
457 days

Average percent of children in foster care with two or fewer placement settings, of those children who have been in foster care less than 12 months from the time of their latest removal.
62.8%

Percent of foster children who are living with a relative.
38%

Over 4,400 Oregon families representing every county step up to provide foster care services to Oregon’s most needy children.