Outreach

Through gifts of time, treasure and talent, Gardeners help make the area more sustainable and live out the mission to transform through the power of love.

Our Outreach Projects include those listed below.

Share the Love

This year, Garden children received $100 to share with others in some manner. One donated clothes to the school clinic for children that need a change of clothes, while another donated car seats to the Julian Center, an organization that helps women and children in domestic abuse situations. Another child started a “Pay It Forward” campaign at his school and empowered several other children to make the money go even further. Another sold bracelets, ultimately earning over $2000 to donate to Awake and Alive. This organization in Ethiopia educates children that would not have the opportunity for schooling normally.
 

Big Gives

Each month The Garden shares $1000 with a deserving non-profit organization. The organizations help others find and create meaning in their life and community. They may provide teaching opportunities, build relationships and confidence, or support and encourage independence and self-sufficiency. The Outreach Team gathers ideas from its volunteers, church members, and from organizations that reach out to the team. Click here to submit an Outreach Nomination form to request support for your non-profit.
Little Gives

The Garden recognizes that simple gifts can make a big impact. These Little Gives also allows those that cannot give a lot the opportunity to help others. Once per quarter, The Garden collects small everyday items that are important in the lives of folks in need, such as Play Doh for children at a local community center, toiletries for a food pantry, or books for a lending library for children.   Click here to submit an Outreach Nomination form to request support for your non-profit.
 

Service Projects

Garden volunteers organize and fulfill service projects for various non-profit organizations. One project dear to The Garden is The Garden’s Garden, a vegetable garden that supplies fresh produce to a local food pantry. Other projects include Habitat for Humanity builds and food pantry assistance. In conjunction with the Share the Love campaign, adults were encouraged to spend 100 minutes volunteering this year. One individual volunteers as a Child Advocate, while another couple makes sack lunches once a week to deliver to the homeless.   Click here to submit an Outreach Nomination form to request support for your non-profit.