"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Seuss

For more than three decades we’ve had the privilege of being a trusted gathering point for children and families sharing the wonder of storytelling together. We now need your help to continue serving our community.

Earlier this week, as the scope of the COVID-19 emergency became clear, we made the heartbreaking decision to cancel the remainder of our 2019-20 season. The health and safety of our cherished audience demanded nothing less. And while the decision itself was clear, its implications for OCT are dire. The future of the company—and the livelihoods of a whole community of artists, technicians, teachers, and support staff—are on the line during this uncertain period. We must raise $200,000 in gifts by the end of May if we are to reopen our doors this summer.

During this frightening time—as we fight to protect what we’ve built over three decades—we need your support now more than ever and are asking you to give whatever you can. If you believe, as we do, that the power of storytelling can provide precious light in times of fear and darkness, we need your help. If your family has been enriched by the stories OCT brings to the stage, please help ensure they will be there for future audiences.

Please make a tax-deductible donation today to help guarantee we can come together, with light and laughter, tomorrow.

If you wish to make a Monthly Recurring Gift, please access our Recurring Donations Form.

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You can now donate up to $300 in 2020 and deduct those donations from your taxes (even if you don't itemize) according to the Federal CARES Act. This new tax policy applies to all individuals and households regardless of earnings. Donations above $300 can also be deducted, if itemized. The policy also increases the amount corporations can deduct from 10% to 25% of taxable income.

Double your gift for free by making a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust and claiming your cultural tax credit. Learn more here

Other Ways to Give

Give by Phone
You can make a gift by calling:

503-228-9571 ext. 104

Give by Mail
You can also give by mail by mailing to:

1939 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232


Any questions, please email lydia@octc.org