Remaining grounded and involved in our community is an important aspect of our company and we make every effort to contribute to emergency, health, social, family, and athletic organizations.
A few of the community causes that we believe in and have supported are: SOVAH (Serving Our Veterans At Home), Family Building Blocks, South Salem Little League, Relay for Life, Catholic Community Services, Boys and Girls Club, Medical Foundation of Marion & Polk Counties, Sprague High School, South Salem High School, Oregon School for the Deaf - Extreme Makeover, Helping Hands, Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge, Assistance League of Salem
Wow! It's hard to believe that we have sponsored and decorated a gala tree for 5 years in a row! Time sure flies when you're having fun! We could not be happier to be a part of this year's event because Boys and Girls Aid partnered with Liberty House and both charities benefitted from this amazing fundraising night! We are happy to report that our decorated tree was auctioned off for $6,000 and the overall event raised over $175,000, all going to these wonderful organizations and the children they support!
You can learn more about Liberty House here.
Gala of Trees 2015
The State Fair! We had a wonderful time celebrating our employees this year at our annual employee appreciation picnic and we decided to change it up and have a great day at the Oregon State Fair! We did a total makeover on the garden areas at the fairgrounds and they look amazing! This was a great way to enjoy the new space and spend time with our employees and their families. Lots of food, fun, rides, and games for all! There was no better way in our minds to enjoy the 150th Oregon State Fair and who knows, maybe we'll do the same for next year's picnic!
Employee Appreciation Picnic 2015
It was a chilly 27 degrees on January 1st at 10am for this year's CrossWalk at Riverfront Park, but that didn't stop hundreds of people from registering to support this inspiring event. This year's scarf color was hot pink and they looked great for the 1.5 mile loop walk through the park and across the foot bridge over the Willamette River.
Green Acres is a proud sponsor and supporter of CrossWalk and we can't wait to share the final number of funds raised once they are all tallied up! Every penny goes directly to support Marion County Victim's Assistance. If this isn't an awesome way to start off the New Year, then we don't know what is! You can walk, jog, stroll, or even bring your dog, but you better come back for 2016!
Check out their website for updates.
Our fourth year sponsoring and decorating a Christmas tree for the Gala of Trees event was a success! Our "12 Dates of Christmas" themed tree brought in $2750, all going directly to Boys and Girls Aid. The prizes included in our tree package consisted of twelve fun, themed date nights with gift cards to locally owned restaurants, wineries, and planned events. Not to mention a Sunriver get-a-way, 2 gift baskets donated by Valley Credit Union, and a bistro table made from a vintage wine barrel.
The overall event raised over $100,000 for children in Marion and Polk Counties! We are so pleased to give back to the community with the generosity of many sponsors and event attendees. We look forward to participating in next year's Gala of Trees event!
You can learn more about Boys and Girls Aid by visiting their website.
Gala of Trees 2014
Fun in the sun! We had a great time at our annual Employee Appreciation Picnic at Wes Bennett Park! We not only had a great time gathering together with some great food, but we also raised over $400.00 for charity through our raffle this year. The money raised will go toward our Gala of Trees event in December for Boys and Girls Aid. It warms our heart to see how Green Acres employees care about our community. Some employees also completed their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of their fellow friends. There's no better way to cool off than to get drenched with ice cold water while raising awareness for ALS!
All in all it was a successful picnic and we look forward to planning it for next year!
Employee Picnic 2014
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The 5th annual Family Building Blocks Diaper Drive is complete! Together with our fellow sponsors, we were able to gather 4,910 diapers, 2,556 wipes, and hundreds of mixed cleaning supplies, all for FBB! Let's keep this tradition going and continue to help families in our community stay happy and healthy with essential needs for their children. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Family Building Blocks is a private, nonprofit organization that works to break the intergenerational cycle of child abuse and neglect by providing services for high-risk families that have children six weeks to five years old.
Learn more here.