Each of our three locations meets each quarter to review donation requests and contribute funding and in kind donations to local organizations. Here are examples of some of the work we do:
In Bend, Oregon, the Kids’ Center is an organization that diagnoses and intervenes in child abuse. Each child who visits the center, leaves with a blanket and a teddy bear. One associate, Chandra, organized a blanket making project, and we held a Teddy Bear drive for the Center. We also helped sponsor Blue Ribbon Month for child abuse awareness associates. Also in Bend, we purchase supplies, and local employees cook dinner each month for families that stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Bend.
In La Porte, Pat organized a drive to collect gently used shoes to donate to children in developing countries for the Soles4Souls project. We learned that not only do shoes protect feet, but children need shoes in order to attend school. The shoe drive has now become a companywide initiative, and LaPorte’s school district has even become involved as well, in Indiana. La Porte also recently got behind a pet food drive, donating almost 1,000 pounds of food to the local humane society.
In Union City, Joaquin began organizing drives to donate used clothing to area organizations. There are now two large bins in the parking lot in Union City for clothing collection, and employees have donated over 18,000 pounds of clothing in 2012.
For guidelines on submitting requests for charitable contributions and donation request forms, please click here.
To request a monetary donation in Central Oregon, please click here.
To request a monetary donation in North Central Indiana, please click here.
To request a monetary donation in the Bay Area of California, please click here.
To request a product donation to be picked up at one of our offices or facilities, please click here.
Bend, OR: Arthritis Foundation, American Cancer Society, Bend Beautification Program, Bend Parks and Recreation, CASA, Central Oregon Environmental Center, Commute Options, Family Access Network, Healthy Beginnings, High Desert Museum, Humane Society, Junior Achievement, The Kids Center, Neighbor Impact, Ronald McDonald House, Rotary Club Tree of Joy, Saving Grace, Volunteer Connect
LaPorte, IN: the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, La Porte Central Plaza Tree, LaPorte Community Schools, La Porte County Animal Shelter, LaPorte County Sheriff, Love our Lakes Fund