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Mid-Columbia Children’s Council (MCCC) is a nonprofit charitable organization that operates primarily through federal and state grant monies. However, these monies are contingent upon a 20 percent contribution from the community through in kind (non-monetary gifts including gifts of time and talents) and monetary donations. If you’re interested in making a contribution, see details below.


MCCC aspires to expand access to quality, early childhood education programs and services to as many children, located in Columbia River Gorge, as possible. If you’re interested in learning more about how you can support MCCC’s future endeavors, please contact us.

If you’d like to make an individual or corporate contribution to MCCC, you can do so by check or money order or use the Donate button below to contribute by PayPal or with a credit or debit card.  All donations are tax-deductible. Check and money orders can be mailed or hand-delivered to the address below and must be made out to Mid-Columbia Children’s Council, Inc. Specify “Donation” on the memo line.

Mid-Columbia Children’s Council, Inc.
1100 E Marina Way, Suite 215
Hood River, Oregon 97031

Mid-Columbia Children’s Council, is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, registered with the State of Oregon (Charities Registration #16902) and the State of Washington (Charities Registration #2954).


The success of MCCC  programs depend upon the active participation of parent volunteers and others in the community. Your knowledge, time and talent can help make a difference in the life of a child.

By volunteering, you will become acquainted with our programs and services, see its strengths and goals, and help staff create opportunities for children to build a foundation of academic and life success. It will also provide valuable work experience for those who are entering or re-entering the workforce. Here are some ways you could help:

  • Classroom Aide
  • Food Service Support
  • Greeter
  • Home Projects
  • Office Assistant

If you are interested in volunteering, please email or call 541-386-2010.

Download the Volunteer Application >>

Parent Empowerment Program (PEP)

Our Parent Job Training and Volunteer Program offers free, on-the-job training to become qualified for Head Start/Early Head Start employment. This PEP training program is only available to parents and guardians of currently enrolled children in MCCC programs within Oregon and Washington.

Interested parents can apply and upon selection will complete on-the-job training in Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms. Participating parents will attend training sessions either virtually or in person at selected sites.

For more information, please email or call 541-386-2010.