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Written by Marisa Howard


Posted on August 09 2020

** Closed! July fundraiser is complete. We raised $300! $150 was sent to each of the causes listed below! ** Thank you so much! 

We are donating all proceeds from the July 2020 raffle to the following organizations - split equally between the two: 

The Chuush Fund: Water for Warm Springs


The Mudbone Grown - Solidarity Love Shares

(scroll down to see more or click on the name to be linked to their sites)

Winner will be chosen at random on August 1st. We will draw one winner from each product. More information about the three items we are raffling off. 

(The .25 on each ticket purchase will go towards the payment fee. It doesn't cover the full fee, but helps pay for those costs)

1. Salt Cellar, Brass Spoon, Jacobsen Salt 4oz bag (Value: $66) (Click here to see the item on our site)

2. Memories of Sun Necklace: 18" chain. Value $135 Winner gets to choose to brass pendant or sterling silver pendant. (click here to see the item on our site)

3. Evie Bangle in Bronze (same color as brass) Value $148 (click here to see the item on our site



Chuush Fund

In partnership with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, MRG Foundation is proud to present The Chúush Fund, which accepts contributions from foundations and individuals to directly benefit the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs as they work to restore their access and infrastructure for clean water

On May 31, 2019 the Tribal Council of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs approved an emergency disaster declaration due to immediate health threats resulting from a 14” water main line break in the Shitike Creek. Because of public utilities capital maintenance deferment over the last few decades, today, months into rolling water outages and a boil water notice across Oregon’s largest reservation, there is still no relief in sight. “This is a worst case scenario,” said Warm Springs Chief Operating Officer Alyssa Macy.

Mudbone Solidarity Love Shares

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the deep inequities Black Oregonians have experienced for generations. In response to the harm done by racism and the oppression of Black people, Mudbone Grown has created Solidarity Love Shares for Black Families that provides 8 weeks of healthy and fresh food to Black families who need it. 

Your support helps us:

  • employ Black farmers for the growing season at a living wage ($20 an hour).
  • deliver 8 weeks of vegetables, herbs and fruit to dozens of families.
  • develop and train another generation of Black farmers.