Each school year, the 8th grade fundraising committee and it countless volunteers work tirelessly to make it possible for every 8th grade Spanish Immersion student at West Sylvan Middle School to participate in the 2 1/2 week capstone trip to a Spanish-speaking country. 

Students have an incredible opportunity to experience the language and culture first hand which is not available in the classroom alone. The trip provides an important transition to IB-level Spanish in high school and a good foundation for additional community service in the Portland Hispanic community. And it opens doors for college bound students. 

Funds raised from the annual auction provide for partial trip scholarships, qualified chaperones of diverse backgrounds and a community service component. In addition, funds are also allocated for K-12 program support. Grants are provided to each school for classroom support and professional teacher development. 

If you value foreign language education and study abroad, please consider donating so that the program can continue to flourish. Without funding from Portland Public Schools, your donation is more important than ever. 

If you work for a corporation that offers a corporate match to non-profit and educational organizations, this is one of the easiest ways to double your donation. Check with your company first and contact us if you would like to donate in this way.  See below for list of companies. 

Consider donating a product or service to the Apoyemos Auction 2013. Contact us for ideas or questions. 

Or simply donate by credit card or by check. 

Thank You!


 “Apoyemos al Espanol recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society. It is the policy of Apoyemos al Espanol that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or grants supported or funded by Apoyemos al Espanol.”



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Apoyemos al Español

8111 West Slope Drive

Portland, Oregon 97225




Employer Match Programs

Many larger businesses have a corporate donation match program for employees who would like to donate to a non-profit organization.

Each company sets an annual budget and specific dates when donations are awarded.  

Contact your HR department for rules and procedures. 

Apoyemos al Español will provide you with the appropriate form to return to your employer.

Check here for a list of companies that match contributions to non-profit organizations.