We Welcome Your Support

Are you looking for a way to have a profound impact on the lives of children who are deaf or hard of hearing in Oregon?

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to the success of students who, given the right supports, will become productive, contributing citizens in our communities and our state?

Are you looking for a way to touch the future and open doors of opportunity for the bright young men and women who attend the Oregon School for the Deaf?


New Summer 2015 Program!

Friends of OSD Offering “Camperships”

An anonymous donor generously contributed a sum of money to Friends of OSD for the sole purpose of providing a summer educational and respite opportunity for OSD students. Friends of OSD is able to award up to ten one-week “camperships” ($300.00 per “campership”) to students currently enrolled at OSD from ages 6-18 to Camp Taloali.
Please read the guidelines carefully, and complete the application if you are interested in attending Camp Taloali. Students who are able should answer the questions on the application themselves. Younger students may have help from their parents or guardians. Students will need to get statements of support from one OSD teacher, and one OSD staff person.
Applications for “camperships” must be mailed to Friends of OSD no later than May 1, 20105. The mailing address is:  
Friends of OSD
PO Box 15053
Salem, OR 97309
A committee will select up to 10 OSD students to attend Camp Taloali during the summer of 2015. Student MUST also apply, and meet the requirements of Camp Taloali.
Those awarded “camperships” will be notified by May 15, 2015. This “campership” program will also be made available for the summers of 2016 and 2017.
The Board members of Friends of OSD are pleased  to offer  these “camperships”, thanks to our very generous donor.

For an application form, go to: http://www.osd.k12.or.us/content/friends-osd-offering-camperships-osd-students


We are just now launching some projects that will provide us with ongoing income which we can use to fund innovative educational projects at OSD. Here are a couple of simple things you can do which cost you no money and little effort and automatically aid the kids at OSD! Please join us in doing these little things that will mean a lot!

Support Us Through Fred Meyer

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:
 Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Friends of OSD at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 93165.
 Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping Friends of OSD earn a donation!
 You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
 If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
 For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

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Support Friends of Oregon School for the Deaf when you search the Web or shop online with Goodsearch. Use Goodsearch.com to search the Internet and they donate a penny per search to your cause. Use Goodshop.com when you shop online and they donate a percentage of every purchase and offer over 100,000 coupons to help you save money too! Sign up for their Gooddining program and they'll donate a percentage of your restaurant bill when you eat at any one of thousands of participating restaurants. It's really easy; it's free and turns simple everyday actions into a way to make the world a better place. Please sign up today to help support Friends of Oregon School for the Deaf. Go to http://www.goodsearch.com to get started.

Support us Through the Flower Power Project

Hello to Friends, Family, Supporters of OSD—Friends of OSD (FOSD) is happy to invite you to beautify your living space with lovely flowers, while at the same time helping to support the students and teachers at Oregon School for the Deaf with funds for innovative educational programs. Plant flowers! Do good!  Go to our homepage: http://www.flowerpowerfundraising.com/campaign?q=campaign&campaign_id=20318

Support Us Through Amazon

Do you shop online at Amazon?  If so, you can ensure that a % of your purchases goes to Friends of OSD as a donation at no extra cost to you.  Just go to: smile.amazon.com and select Friends of OSD as your charity.  Thank you so much for your support for the students and staff of OSD.



Thank you to those who joined us for our January Fun-raiser: an afternoon of art! You can tell by the photos that we all had a good time while raising money for our cause!

Click Here for Photos of and Information about Past Events


Thank you to all who attended our Fall Boon's Treasury Fundraiser! A fun time was had by all, as the pictures below show

Fundraiser Flyer

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Thanks to Founding Member, Jane Mulholland!

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If you saw the Extreme Makeover TV program on October 31, 2010 and wish to donate to the next phase of the Dormitory Project, please click here:

Ways to Donate


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, 2015
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