No Empty Seats Today

NEST - No Empty Seats Today

NEST is a cornerstone program of White Bird’s community engagement. Created 22 years ago, NEST partners with non-profit health and human service organizations in Portland. Through generous sponsorship by The Standard and Starseed Foundation, NEST provides subscriptions to the White Bird Dance Series to the clients of our partner organizations in addition to tickets donated by White Bird subscribers and single-ticket buyers.  Each year, White Bird offers over 200 contributed tickets to our NEST partner organizations.

For NEST recipients, this program provides access to world-class dance presented through White Bird - a special and rewarding experience for many of the recipients.

How to Donate

Use the button above to donate your tickets through our donation form OR mail your tickets back to us:

White Bird - NEST
PO Box 99
Portland, OR 97207

** Include your name, address, email, and phone number **

All NEST ticket donations are tax deductible if received 48 hours prior to the performance.

Participating Organizations


The Artist Mentorship Program (AMP) provides a creative space for homeless youth to build healthy, relationship-centered communities through music and art activities.



For children facing adversity, Big Brothers Big Sisters builds bonds to change lives, enabling kids to reach their greatest potential through strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships and a network of support.



Aging Well fosters a participant-driven community to create a sense of hope and belonging among adults living with or affected by HIV.



Central City Concern serves single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty, and addictions.



The Downtown Portland Clean & Safe District collaborates with local businesses, residents, and communities to provide the essential services that help our city thrive.



El Programa Hispano works toward the advancement of racial equity and social justice through the power of Latinx Culture, community, and self-determination.



Friendly House's Elder Pride Services works to enhance the lives of older lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) community members through education, advocacy, outreach, and resource development.



FOTC’s mission is to provide our most vulnerable children a nurturing and sustained relationship with a professional mentor who teaches positive values and has attainable expectations for each child to become a healthy, productive member of the community.



HOLLA is a mentorship movement that connects with families, administrators, teachers, and nonprofits to recognize the power and potential of Black and Brown youth.



Lutheran Community Services works with thousands of refugees and immigrants each year to help them rise above their challenges, build upon the strength and courage that got them here, and support their hopes to become vital contributors to our communities.



P:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth through education, art, and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives.



Quest Center for Integrative Health is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrative healthcare services, community, and education to all people seeking a wellness-focused approach to living and dying.



REACH CDC creates quality, affordable housing, and opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to thrive.



Transition Projects delivers life-saving and life changing assistance to some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents by offering housing to hundreds of houseless people each night, Veterans, and opening new pathways to employment.


Join or Nominate

a Health and Human Service Organization

Do you work at an organization that would like to join the NEST program or know of an organization you think would be a great fit? Contact Us to join/nominate a health and human service organization.

After contacting White Bird, we will:

  1. Set up a preliminary meeting to learn more about the health and human service organization and share details about White Bird’s NEST program.

  2. If a good fit, will onboard the organization by sharing posters, show information, and vouchers for the shows.

  3. Finally, and the most exciting part, welcome the organization’s participants to each White Bird Dance Series show with smiling faces and help them find their seats.

Land Acknowledgement

White Bird is located in Portland, Oregon in Multnomah County.

We honor the Indigenous people whose traditional and ancestral homelands we stand on, the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Tumwater, Watlala bands of the Chinook, the Tualatin Kalapuya and many other Indigenous nations of the Columbia River.

It is important to acknowledge the ancestors of this place and to recognize that we are here because of the sacrifices forced upon them.

In remembering these communities, we honor their legacy, their lives, and their descendants.

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