EDUCATORS & COMMUNITY OUTREACH

There are many ways to partner with Cascade Life Alliance to bring organ, eye, and tissue donation education to your organization. Learn more below about how you can get involved and become a community partner.

Cascade Life Alliance in collaboration with Donate Life Northwest offers education programs to provide students and educators information about organ, eye, and tissue donation.

Cascade Life Alliance is committed to providing thoughtful, culturally-sensitive, and factual education on organ, eye, and tissue donation to our community.

DMV employees support our mission every day with the simple question: “Would you like to register as an organ, eye, and tissue donor?”

Student Education

Cascade Life Alliance in collaboration with Donate Life Northwest provides multiple ways educators can bring thoughtful, culturally-sensitive, and factual education on organ, eye, and tissue donation in a manner that engages and inspires students.

Educators in Oregon and SW Washington can request either an in-person or virtual program presented by Cascade Life Alliance & Donate Life Northwest staff or highly-trained voluteers.

Request an in-person or virtual presentor

If you would prefer to teach the materials yourself, we will provide you with everything you need at no cost; including lesson plans, engaging videos, activities, handouts, and a post-presentation survey. We also have a variety resources allowing you to customize the class content and activities to fit you and your student’s needs.

Do you want to save lives? Start a SODA chapter or host an event.

  • Connections to other life-saving students across the country
  • Leadership opportunities to add to your resume
  • Scholarships
  • Student development to add to your college applications
  • Up to $200 per semester for event costs
  • Mentorship

Learn more at sodanational.org/students.

Community Outreach

Community events are the perfect opportunity to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation and also proudly participate in meaningful community events throughout the state. We wish we could attend every event! Here is where you can find us soon!

Juneteenth Oregon
June 15
12-7pm
Lillis-Albina Park

Delta Park Pow Wow
June 16
12-3pm
Delta Park-Portland

India Festival 2024
August 11
11am-8:30pm
Beaverton City Park

Portland Sunday Parkways
September 22
11am-4pm
SW Portland



DMV Partnership

Without the incredibly powerful partnership with the Oregon DMV, there wouldn’t be over 3 million Oregonians registed to be organ, eye, and tissue donors…Registered Lifesavers! We are grateful to each and every DMV employee that supports our mission to “Save, Enhance, and Heal Lives through Organ Donation and Transplantation.”

Cascade Life Alliance continues to strenghten this relationship by providing donation education and recognizing the DMV’s invaluable contributions.

Coming soon! Watch for our recognition program to celebrate the contributions of the DMV staff from offices around the state.

Our Commitment to You

We Promise…

…to provide thoughtful, culturally sensitive, pressure-free and factual education on organ, eye, and tissue donation.

…to provide students and educators with a curriculum that meets Oregon Board of Education curriculum standards.

…to uphold our commitment to being anti-racist and anti-oppressive by practicing self-reflection and engaging in transparent, honest, and brave dialogues with people of all backgrounds.

…to continually evaluate our department’s areas of growth and ability to deepen community relationships.

We Ask…

…for opportunities to educate on organ, eye, and tissue donation to various communities, students, and organizations.

…for willingness to have open-minded, engaged, and collaborative dialogue surrounding organ, eye, and tissue donation education.

…for honest, direct, and constructive feedback on any areas we can improve, especially regarding education and cultural competency.

…for you to remember our mission is to save, enhance, and heal lives; therefore our approach to education is to provide facts and resources, not to persuade.

Contact our Community Outreach Department with any questions or suggestions.