The 2015 Wreath Fundraiser was a huge success - thank you for supporting our efforts to increase access to nature for our children, youth and families in underserved neighborhoods. This year, we raised just over $16,400 from sales, donations and wreath-making classes and exceeded last year's amount! What a fantastic year!
All of our profits will be used to subsidize our Lil Nature Kids and Summer Nature Day Camp programs in 2016, as well as subsidize a new intergenerational program in spring 2016 called "Explore Your Natural Areas," which introduces ecology through experiential learning at TEN different sites for families, teens and adults.
We could not do this project without help from others.
THANK YOU TO PORTLAND PARKS EMPLOYEES WHO HELPED US PROCURE GREENS - Martin Nicholson, Robin Akers, Paul LaCroix, Frank Arguello, Mark McKinney, Betsy Redfearn, PP&R's Maintenance Supervisors, City Nature East and City Nature West.
THANK YOU TO THE PORTLAND PARKS EMPLOYEES WHO HELPED US WITH DETAILS - Heather McKillip, Glenn Raschke, Mary Verrilli, Robi Potter, Horticulture Services staff, Mark Ross, Shawn Rogers, Taylor Supina, Jacki Hunter, Derrick Roberson, and all the Customer Service Center employees.
THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS - Hoyt Arboretum Friends, Southwest Neighborhood Involvement, Urban Nature Partners, Riverdale High School Environmental Club, The Southwest Examiner, The Sellwood Bee, The East Portland News, Teufel's Holly Farm and Rainy Mountain Farms located in Sandy, Oregon.
Most of all, THANK YOU to the 2015 Wreath Volunteers - a total of 95 adults, teens, and children, who spent 438 hours making over 475 wreaths!
Merlin Arbor | Charyl Beard | Pam Bowersox | Kristen Bowling | Charles Brod | Harry Brod | Yvonne Chambers | Nancy Conner | Gina Dake | Mitchell Dignan | Susan Donnelly | Elise Downing | Liza Dyer | Ellen Earsley | Rosemarie Etemad-Green | Denise Fielder | Lulu Flores-Herrera | Za'Karee Fuller |Yanett Garcia |Alice Geiles |Brian Gentry |Tim Gentry | Laura Giacoppo | Michel Gonzales Ramirez | Jazelle Green-Yoonger | Amy Gwilliam | Rowan Hall | Maude Haney | Carissa Harrison | Elliot Harrison | Shawna Hartung | Eileen Hawes | Susan Hewitt | Katie Holzer | Sarah Hoopes | Eva Hyland | Liam Hyland | Peter Hyland | Traci Hyland | Evelyn Iverson | Kathleen Jahn | Ashley Jamison | Natalie Jones | Ildiko Kapalin | Joann Kendrick | Mary King | Rachel Kosmal McCart | Yesna Kostur | Nikki Kostur | Carol Laurich | Theadora Lenihan | Deb Lev | Adam Lorette | Mara Lubans-Othic | Nora Mattek | Karen McPhee | Susan Meamber | Cathy Monnin | Matt Morozovsky | Mariko Ono | Eddie Ono | Rustica Orelos | Lee O'Shaughnessy | Rae Otlara | Lynn Papez | Izea Paz | Keturah Pennington | Kirsten Peterca | Marie Petrasy | Leigh Quenton | Ruth Romer | Kyna Rubin | Gladys Ruiz | Barbara Shaw | Christa Shier | Lis Silliman | Connie Simpson | Allison Starkey | Noelle Studer-Spevak | Anika Sturges | Rebecca Sturges | Juli Summers | Sue Thomas | Nou Vang | Sarah Vinson | Angela Vlahos | McKenna Vorderstrasse | Pei Wang | Susan Watt | Juliana West | Colleen Willis | Annie Windsor | Aria Witt | Kathleen Woorley | Kathy Zavitz | Wally Zavitz
Interested in volunteering with us next year?
Email or call us at 503-823-3601 and we'll get you on our list!