Having a scheduling conflict? Donate your tickets to our NEST program, serving 12 health and human service organizations in Portland.
*Please note: Your donation is tax deductible if received 48hrs prior to the performance.*
To donate your tickets, simply mail them to the address below, OR fill out our online NEST donation form.
White Bird – NEST
PO Box 99, Portland OR 97207
*Include your name, address, email, and phone number.
History of NEST
NEST began 20 years ago, when White Bird Co-Founders Paul King and Walter Jaffe simply wanted to honor the requests from local service organizations for free tickets to White Bird performances. The solution was to offer subscribers’ tickets that were going unused. NEST allowed White Bird patrons to donate their seats back to then be used by one of the 12 human and social service organizations that White Bird partners with. (For a complete list of partner organizations, see below.)
Not only do the clients of these organizations get the opportunity to see the world class dance brought to Portland by White Bird- they get placed in some of the best seats in the house when subscribers donate their tickets.
In addition to patrons’ donated tickets, NEST was able to expand due to sponsorship by Standard Insurance Company as well as Starseed Foundation, which now allows White Bird to provide four White Bird Dance Series subscriptions to each of the 12 organizations. That allots to over 500 tickets per year going to those most in need of the joy that dance provides! With your financial support, White Bird has been able to give this gift to nearly 10,000 people over the past 18 years!
2018/19 Human and Social Service Partner Organizations
- Friends of the Children
- Cascade AIDS Project
- Reach Community Development
- Transition Projects, Inc.
- Central City Concern Recovery Mentor Program
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- El Programa Hispano
- Latino Network
- Portland Youth Builders
FAQ: All NEST donations must be received at least 48 hours prior to the performance. If less than 48 hours prior to the show, donated tickets are still welcome but will not be used by NEST recipients. Last minute donations must be received by 3pm the day of the show in order to be considered.
ONLINE NEST DONATION FORM: