We rely upon a diverse stream of financial support to fund and implement our programs and realize our mission. Below are some programs that can provide significant donations to us throughout the year. The best part? They are most likely available for something you might already do - like shop for groceries at Fred Meyer, shop online at Amazon or give at your workplace.
Every day in April is a Friends of Trees Day! Earth Day is April 22nd and National Arbor Day is April 24th. Oregon sets aside the first full week of April to celebrate trees, Washington celebrates on April 8, and Portland sets aside the entire month.
Here are some great ways to join local businesses in ramping up support for trees this month:
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- Whole Foods 5% Day (updated)
- adidas Timbers Team Store
- Provenance Hotels
- Knit Purl
- Alberta Co-op Grocery
- Falling Sky Brewing
- Woodlawn's Be Here Now Yoga
- Sarita Vasquez Yoga
- KBOO Community Radio
- EarthShare Oregon
- 1% for the Planet
- Fred Meyer Community Rewards
- Amazon Smile
- Donate your vehicle
Whole Foods 5% Day
Save your grocery shopping for Thursday, April 9th when Whole Foods Market will donate 5% of sales from all eight Portland-area stores to Friends of Trees.
[Update! You helped us raise over $21,000 during the April 9th 5% Day - many thanks to you and to Whole Foods for helping make this possible!]
adidas Timbers Team Store
You can support trees by donating at register of the adidas Timbers Team Store at Providence Park all month long.
Stay at one of the three Provenance Hotels in Portland -- Hotel Lucia, Hotel deLuxe and the Sentinel -- and they’ll match your $5 donation to Friends of Trees.
For all you knitting nuts, Knit Purl will donate 10% of proceeds from featured Earth-friendly products to Friends of Trees from Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 through Tuesday, April 29.
Alberta Co-op Grocery
Our friends at Alberta Co-op Grocery will be donating a portion of sales proceeds from Earth Day (Wednesday, April 22nd) through Sunday, April 26th to Friends of Trees, BARK and Rising Tide Portland. Stop in for some local, fresh and tasty food and give us a boost.
Falling Sky Brewing
Grab a pint of the new release Tree Line Pale Ale from Falling Sky Brewing Company in Eugene and the brewery will donate $1 to Friends of Trees – and they’ll even donate $5 for every t-shirt they sell.
Woodlawn's Be Here Now Yoga
Every Wednesday in April, Woodlawn’s Be Here Now Yoga will donate proceeds from its noon Vinyasa for a Cause class to plant more trees!
Sarita Vasquez Yoga
50% of the proceeds from the first week of classes in April and May will go to Friends of Trees! Visit Sarita's Facebook page HERE to learn more.
KBOO Community Radio
KBOO is a Portland community-based institution, delivering important news, music and commentary to citizens in the region since 1972. Their Spring Membership Drive Sweepstakes runs from Wednesday, May 6 - Friday, May 16.
For all donations of at least $75 or more, KBOO will plant one tree with Friends of Trees! Last spring, KBOO planted 80 trees with us as part of this membership drive. Help them break that number this spring by donating here: http://kboo.fm/give
With EarthShare, you can donate to Friends of Trees at work with simple payroll deduction contributions. Your employer may even match your gift, increasing the impact of your investment.
To see if your employer is already a Workplace Partner with EarthShare, click HERE
If you're a government employee, you can already support EarthShare and Friends of Trees with ease with the Combined Federal Campaign
1% for the Planet
Friends of Trees is proud to be a non-profit partner with 1% for the Planet - a global network of businesses that donate one percent of annual sales directly to approved environmental and sustainability nonprofit organizations. More than 1200 member companies in 48 countries give back to this big blue planet through over 3600 nonprofit partners.
If you know a business that is part of the network who might be interested in partnering with us, please let us know!
Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million/year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington based on where their customers tell them to give.
If you haven’t already, you will need to create an account with FredMeyer.com
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Friends of Trees at: www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards
Then, you can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (#93608) - this is the important number to remember - it's what connects FoT to this program.
A few more easy steps and then your card is linked to Friends of Trees - and that’s it!
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same login information, same products, same prices, same service. Just with the added benefit of supporting Friends of Trees!
*Amazon will donate an extra $5 through March 31st for every customer who makes a purchase on AmazonSmile in support of Friends of Trees.*
You can donate almost anything with a motor to Friends of Trees, receive a tax deduction for your generosity, and help create a greener, healthier planet for years to come.
Contact the Center for Car Donations today and be free of your vehicle tomorrow. Vehicle pick-ups can be arranged in any U.S. state.
This FAQ sheet offers some helpful answers to commonly asked questions about vehicle donations.
If you have any questions about these programs or would like additional information, please contact Development Manager Andy Meeks or Individual Giving Manager Mary Kate Narcisi at 503-503-1503.