Make a Gift

Immigrant families need your help NOW. Please make a generous gift to Downtown Languages’ COVID-19 Response Fund today.



Thank you for considering a donation to Downtown Languages. Your gift to the COVID-19 Response Fund helps provide rent and utilities assistance to students who are struggling to make ends meet due to the coronavirus, educational programs via distance learning to keep families moving forward in their English-language studies and their children engaged, and connections to reliable information and community resources.

As this crisis continues, so does the need. Our community of immigrant families counts on Downtown Languages as a place for connection, learning, opportunity, and support. Your contribution gives real, immediate help to these families and keeps that vision alive. THANK YOU for making a difference.

Did you know? The 2020 CARES Act increased deduction allowances for charitable contributions. Consult your tax advisor for details.

Ways to Give

BY MAIL—Send a check payable to Downtown Languages to: Downtown Languages, 532 C Street, Springfield, OR 97477.

PAYPAL—Make a one-time or recurring monthly donation with your credit or debit card.

(Recurring monthly gifts require a PayPal account. You can set one up when you donate if you don’t already have one.)

MATCHING GIFTS—Your gift to Downtown Languages could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees and/or employees’ spouses. Check with your employer to see if there is a matching gift program you can participate in.

TAX-FREE FROM YOUR IRA—If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can make a “qualified charitable distribution” directly from your IRA account to Downtown Languages and satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution, reducing your tax liability. Speak with your financial advisor or brokerage firm. Most are happy to assist you and only require that you provide the name, address, and Tax ID of the charity you wish to donate to.

STOCK DONATIONS—We accept stock donations! Please contact Clare at [email protected] or 458-202-9025 for more information.

NEW! eSCRIP – MARKET OF CHOICE—You shop and merchants give back! That’s the concept behind eScrip. Help raise funds for DTL just by registering the debit and credit cards you use to pay for groceries at Market of Choice. HOW? Sign up with eScrip ( It’s free. Select Downtown Language from the list of nonprofits, then add the payment cards you use when you shop at MOC. That’s all there is to it. Market of Choice will give back up to 4% of your purchase amounts to Downtown Languages. When you invite your friends and family, those numbers add up. Here’s a flyer to share. Use the same cards to earn when you dine out at participating restaurants.

AMAZON SMILE—Do you shop at Amazon? Sign in to Amazon through ( and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to Downtown Languages.

Downtown Languages is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible. Federal Tax ID number: 20-0646954.

Thank you for supporting our immigrant community.


Become a sustainer! Support DTL throughout the year with a monthly contribution.

Earn $$ for DTL when you shop at Market of Choice.
escrip MOC linkSign up with eScrip, select Downtown Languages as your preferred nonprofit.

Your gift today will help ensure that no one is left behind.

Thank you!