Seasonal Banner Fundraisers

Celebrate the season!

Twice a year, HDP offers personalized banners that hang throughout Downtown to celebrate the season and raise money for Downtown Hillsboro. Supporters can purchase a message to be displayed on one or both sides of the banner, and can even donate more to keep their banner as a keepsake forever. This is a great opportunity to surprise a loved one with a special message, express your gratitude for someone in the community, or declare your love for Downtown Hillsboro! 

We accept banner dedications of all kinds, so feel free to celebrate anyone in your life who deserves a little love this season, even your Hillsboro community as a whole! 

Gratitude Season 2023 banners support our Tidy Up Downtown program. 

We have cleaned thousands of pounds of trash from the streets, alleys, sidewalks, and parking lots of Downtown Hillsboro and we truly believe that every bit counts, from candy wrappers to mattresses. Illegal trash dumps and abandoned camps can be a huge financial and mental burden on our Downtown small business owners, and we are here to help.

On the first Sunday and third Monday of every month, volunteers come together in Downtown Hillsboro to clean litter and graffiti throughout the neighborhood in an effort to keep Hillsboro clean and safe! Hillsboro Downtown Partnership does this project in partnership with SOLVE Oregon as the biggest and most consistent Hillsboro Solve partners. We provide volunteers with maps, safety vests, gloves, bags, and litter pickers and send them out into the community to clean everything from takeout containers and shopping carts to graffiti and tags. 

We believe that community is built through service and coming together monthly to keep Hillsboro tidy has helped us to build connections with corporate teams, students, and caring individuals who are dedicated to keeping our community clean.  


BANNERS: There are 94 message slots available, with each donation being for one side of a banner. You are welcome to purchase both sides of the banner. There will be an additional cost to keep the banner.

LOCATION: Banners will be hung throughout downtown on the following blocks:

  • Main St. from 1st-5th Ave
  • 2nd Ave from Baseline St. to Lincoln St.
  • 3rd Ave from Baseline St. to Lincoln St.
  • 4th Ave from Baseline St. to Lincoln St.
  • 5th Ave from Baseline St. to Lincoln St.

WHEN: Mid-February through March and mid-October through November. 

COST: Each dedication costs $50 with proceeds going to support our Downtown community. 

CONTENT RESTRICTIONS:  Keep your message under 20 words to ensure it is visible from the street.

Messages will not be accepted if they have the effect of alarming, threatening, offending, or misleading a reasonable person. Such choices may include, but are not limited to, combinations of letters and/or numbers that:

  • Refer to intimate bodily parts or to sexual or excretory functions;
  • Refer in an alarming or offensive manner to a person or class of persons on the basis of race, color, gender, ethnic heritage, national origin, or other characteristic;
  • Refer to illegal acts; or
  • Refer to alcoholic beverages or controlled substances or paraphernalia used in the consumption thereof.”


  • We are unable to guarantee any specific locations for banners.
  • We will do our best to let you know where your banner has been hung, but we cannot guarantee that we will locate it and let you know by any specific date.
  • We will have a selfie station for you to help memorialize your dedication.
  • If you would like to keep your banner, we require a donation of $160 to cover the cost of the banner in addition to the printed message. In this case, you are also welcome to print a message on both sides of the banner.
Imagine your dedication here:

Previous Banner Dedications Supported: 
Hillsboro Community Fund and Weil Arcade Fire Victims
Habitat for Humanity
Greater Than Hillsboro 

Through the generosity of sponsors and donors, Hillsboro Downtown Partnership has completed many projects to beautify, promote, and build community in our wonderful Downtown. Over the last year, we have:

  • Built outdoor dining parklets for businesses impacted by COVID-19 safety regulations.
  • Fundraised $1900 for OHSU Hillsboro Health Center’s Cardiac Department.
  • Placed and planted 21 new planters at storefronts throughout Downtown.
  • Planted a pollinator garden at Bag & Baggage designed by a high school intern.
  • Supported the return of outdoor events to Downtown.
  • Coordinated more than two dozen volunteer cleanup projects. 
  • Hosted virtual events to bring holiday festivities into the homes of our community.

With your purchase of a banner dedication, you will be helping us to complete more projects like these!

CONTACT INFO: If you have any further questions about this fundraiser, contact Tess at [email protected].