Tis the season … for Give!Guide

The 2020 Give!Guide is here!

Willamette Week’s Give!Guide runs through December 31st and is a great way to learn about organizations that are doing amazing work on behalf of people, places, critters and causes (including trees + community, of course ;).

G!G features Big Give Days when donors are entered to win fabulous incentives like shopping sprees, vacation packages, and more.

Why give? Now more than ever, we need trees! They fight climate change, clean our air and water, and make this place beautiful. And when planted the Friends of Trees way, with all kinds of volunteers, trees grow community (ands we need that more than ever, too!).

Thank you for helping us plant trees together!

On Giving Tuesday we give trees

 

Tree Walks & Tree Talks – LIVE for Giving Tuesday & Give!Guide on December 1

Because we love giving, we love Give!Guide, we love #GivingTuesday, we love our Give!Guide partners HotLips Pizza & Level Beer, we love the Giving Tuesday Give!Guide sponser New Seasons Market, we love our volunteers & supporters – so! much! love! – we’re sharing the thing we also love with you: trees.

This Giving Tuesday we’re giving you a day full of tree walks and tree talks LIVE on Instagram (and posted to Facebook and tweeted soon after), and it’s a great day to give (more about today’s amazing Give!Guide raffle below the agenda).

 

What time?
What’s the topic?
 Who’s on?
 Where will they be?
10:00 a.m. Volunteering AND the Green Space program + a tree walk Sam & Pablo Pablo will be LIVE from Salem’s Northgate Park
11:30 a.m. EDI + FOT; plus, Adult Urban Forestry Training Program Sam & Surabhi Dharma Rain Zen Center, NE Portland
1:00 p.m. Neighborhood Trees Program + tree walk Whitney North Portland
3:00 Eugene trees Erik Streets of Eugene
4:00 Giving, Give!Guide, tree quiz for Toni Sam & G!G’s Toni T NE Portland

Please keep in mind that all events are subject to change due to weather and other issues beyond our control. Check back for agenda changes!

So, YES, today is a great day to give! Of course, #GivingTuesday is all about giving. And if you give $10+ today through Willamette Week’s Give!Guide you could win one of five “Nonprofit #PDXgivesback” packages which include a $100 gift card to New Seasons Market, $100 gift card to Paloma Clothing, and a bundle of goodies from participating nonprofits.  AND, if You’re 35 or Under you get an extra chance of winning! One “Nonprofit #PDXgivesback” package is reserved for winning donors under the age of 36! 

Each Giving Tuesday #PDXGivesBack prize package includes:

  • $100 gift card to New Seasons Market
  • $100 gift card to Paloma Clothing
  • $20 gift cards to Portland Mercado from Hacienda CDC
  • Coloring book, tote, and water bottle from Animal Aid
  • Notecard set from Vibe of Portland
  • Pair of silicups or silipints from Willamette Riverkeeper
  • Mug, #wholecommunity canvas tote, and heart-shaped stress ball from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare
  • Koozie from Friends of Columbia River Gorge
  • Two face masks from Clackamas Women’s Services
  • Adjustable ball cap from Harper’s Playground
  • A tea towel from Portland Fruit Tree Project
  • An anthology and gift certificate for a writing workshop from Write Around Portland
  • A beanie, fandana, and hand sanitizer from Northwest Mothers Milk Bank
  • Totes from Domestic Violence Resource Center
  • A coupon for a free drip coffee from Nossa Familia 
  • Two Washman car washes
  • WW’s Finder

One of the following signature pieces has been added to each prize package: 

  1. A rare pair of lifetime tickets to Portland Playhouse
  2. In Kind gift box with 14 essentials that would be great to add to your hospital bag for delivery, diaper bag, or baby’s nursery
  3. Women in Science Portland tote and picnic blanket
  4. Friends of Trees hoodie (hey, that’s from us!  )

 

Tree Walks with the Tree Team for Give More 24!

 

Donate today to Friends of Trees and help plant more trees in southwest Washington!

To celebrate Give More 24, the Tree Team is hosting virtual tree walks, both live & recorded, on our social media channels. Garry Oak will make an appearance or two. Plus, the tree walks will feature a special guest from the City of Vancouver’s Urban Forestry team, former Tree Team Member Jesse Batty. Here’s the schedule for Give More 24 with the Tree Team, join us!

Please note that live tree walks are not open to the public due to social distancing regulations, please join us on the tree walks through our social media channels.

All events are subject to change due to weather or other considerations.

Time Topic Where To Join
10:00 LIVE Welcome to Give More 24 with the Tree Team – with Garry Oak!
Esther Short Park
Facebook
10:15 LIVE Tree Walk in Esther Short Park
with Vancouver Urban Forestry Specialist Jesse Batty 
Facebook
12:00 LIVE tree walk in the Carter Park neighborhood
with Jesse & Friends of Trees Interim Executive Director Whitney Dorer
Facebook
2:00 Esther Short Tree Walk available on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Facebook
4:00 Carter Park Tree Walk available on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Facebook
6:30 A message from Garry Oak
Facebook

 

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Meeting our $3,000 goal today means that in just one day we’re 20% closer to bridging our tree gap in southwest Washington–and bridging our tree gap means everyone in our southwest Washington service area who wants a tree, gets a tree. When you donate to Friends of Trees with Give More 24 you are helping your neighbors get trees. Thank you for helping make this happen! Would you like a tree of your own? Get started here to get a tree.

Friends of Trees has been planting trees and growing community in Southwest Washington since 2003, and we’ve engaged local volunteers to plant 6,700 trees in here. In our last planting season, 600 volunteers donated more than 2,000 hours to plant 460 trees at 11 volunteer tree planting events in Vancouver and Clark County. Of course, our planting season this year will look a bit different as we respect social distancing and group size limits — but rest assured, we’ll still be planting trees and we’ll still be engaging with volunteers, You can learn more about what our volunteer events will look like this season here.

Friends of Trees plants 50,000+ trees and native shrubs every year throughout Western Oregon and Southwest Washington. Thanks to generous support from friends like you we’ve planted more than 850,000 trees and native shrubs in hundreds of neighborhoods and natural areas since 1989.

You can feel good about donating to Friends of Trees because all donations plant trees and bring people together.

Thank you for supporting trees + community!

Giving Tuesday Now – join us on May 5

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope: together we can do extraordinary things. Friends of Trees knows this so well since that’s what we do: We plant trees. Together. And to keep doing that, to ensure trees + community are in our future, we need your helpcan we count on you, if you are at all able, to donate to Friends of Trees today? Not only will all donations plant trees + grow community, the first $2500 in Giving Tuesday Now donations will be matched by our good friends at Hopworks Urban Brewery – cheers!

Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.

Friends of Trees is part of #GivingTuesdayNow and we invite you to join us. Giving Tuesday Now with the Tree Team is a virtual, day-long social media event featuring Tree Talks, LIVE tree walks, and more! Here’s our schedule, and here’s the schedule for Giving Tuesday Now with the Eugene Tree Team!

Time Topic Where To Join
9:00 Welcome to Giving Tuesday Now with the Tree Team
with Whitney Dorer, Interim Executive Director
Facebook Instagram Twitter
10:00 About the Neighborhood Trees Program
Whitney Dorer
10:30 LIVE tree walk with Whitney Facebook
12:00 About the Volunteer & Outreach Program
Whitney
1:00 LIVE: Sam Erman chats with Friends of Trees volunteer Maxine
2:00 About the Green Space Program
Whitney
2:30 Tree Talk video: bigleaf maple
Logan Lauvray, Green Space Program Manager
5:00 Why trees, why community
Video message from Whitney
5:30 Tree Talk video: Cherry tree
Oliver, the youngest Tree Team planter

 

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Giving Tuesday Now with the Eugene Tree Team

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope: together we can do extraordinary things. Friends of Trees knows this so well since that’s what we do: We plant trees. Together. And to keep doing that, to ensure trees + community are in our future, we need your help – can we count on you, if you are able, to donate to Friends of Trees Eugene today? Not only will donations plant trees + grow community, the first $1,250 will be matched by our good friends at Journey Tree Financial – thank you!

Over the past few weeks and months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.

Friends of Trees Eugene is part of #GivingTuesdayNow and we invite you to join us. Giving Tuesday Now with the Eugene Tree Team is a virtual, day-long social media event featuring Tree Talks, LIVE tree walks, and more!

Time Topic Where To Join
9:00 Welcome to Giving Tuesday Now with the Tree Team
with Whitney Dorer, Interim Executive Director
10:00 About the Neighborhood Trees Program
with Whitney Dorer
10:30 Tree Talk video: Oregon myrtle
with Erik Burke, Eugene Director
12:00 About the Volunteer & Outreach Program
Taylor Glass, Volunteer and Planting Specialist
1:00 LIVE: Taylor chats with Becca Snowdale about the volunteer program
2:00 About the Green Space Program
Becca Snowdale, Volunteer and Planting Specialist
2:30 Tree Talk video: Pacific madrone
with Becca Snowdale
3:00 Tree Walk: Neighborhood Trees
with Erik Burke
5:00 Why trees, why community
Video message from Whitney
5:30 Tree Talk video: Cherry tree
Oliver, the youngest Tree Team planter