‘Tis Give!Guide Season!

Willamette Week’s Give!Guide runs November 1 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 Trail Blazers tickets, vacation packages, and more.




G!G donors to Friends of Trees also get delicious incentives from our generous partners! $10+ donors get a free slice from HOTLIPS Pizza and – new this year! – the first 300 donors of $25 or more get a pint of beer at Level Beer (plus that slice).

Thank you for doing good!

2013 Give!Guide results: Thank you!

Thanks to your generosity, the 2013 Willamette Week Give!Guide raised $2.4 million dollars for 130 organizations, including Friends of Trees!

You have a big heart for trees, and it shows. Donations to Friends of Trees topped $23,000, exceeding last year’s total. We also won a $500 bonus for having the most donors under 35 years old in the environment category—our third year in a row! You can see all of the results at GiveGuide.org

So enjoy your free ice cream and tacos, you wonderful donors you.

And a hearty thanks to the Portland Timbers and Thorns, our Give!Guide business partners. Keep it up, Rose City!


A lucky Give!Guide giver will win this tree-mendous gift basket

You Might Win This Tree-Mendous Gift Basket
Tree-Mendous Gift Basket for a lucky Give!Guide Donor to FOT


It’s hard to imagine all the Good Things That Grow on Trees, and even harder to imagine how many of them you’ll find in this Tree-Mendous Gift Basket.

Anyone who gives to Friends of Trees through the Willamette Week Give!Guide by Sunday, Dec. 16, is eligible to win this amazing basket with $150-worth of good things from trees.

Don’t miss your chance to win! The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the early giver gets the basket. (I’d rather have the basket.)

Thanks to all of you who are giving to Friends of Trees through the Give!Guide, our giving graph on the Give!Guide site is rising. You are making it happen!


What an amazing gift for the holiday season

Planting in the Snow
Your holiday gift can grow for generations (Chijo Takeda)

Dear Friend of Trees,

We are thrilled to announce that Friends of Trees has received the most wonderful seasonal gift. Due in no small part to the amazing support we enjoy from people like you, we have been recognized again as one of the strongest nonprofits in our area and are included in the 2012 Willamette Week Give!Guide.

The Give!Guide is a great way to promote philanthropy, and it has been invaluable to Friends of Trees by connecting us with supporters both old and new. In addition to the generous incentives that Willamette Week is offering to all donors again this year, we are excited to announce some extra incentives just for you, our Friends of Trees family.

Let’s hit the ground running and show our community how much we care about the environment!

First, the Tree-mendous Gift Basket is BACK! The early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the early bird could get the amazing, fantastic gift basket full of all good things that grow on trees (a $150 value). Donate before midnight on Sunday, December 16, and your name will be entered to win!

In addition, new or renewing Friends of Trees members who make a donation of $35 or more will receive 25% off all of their Gift Tree dedications in the New Year–for the entire year!

Please consider a donation to Friends of Trees through the Willamette Week Give!Guide and help us continue to bring communities together to plant trees and make our world a greener, cleaner, healthier place to live and grow!


All of us at Friends of Trees

Willamette Week Give!Guide – You give, you get!

Give!Guide photo taken by Willamette Week

By Emma Gray

Friends of Trees is thrilled to announce that we have been selected for the Willamette Week Give!Guide again, which goes live TODAY!

Selection is a competitive process and our inclusion is a testament to the passion and energy of each and every one of our supporters. A HUGE thank you also goes out to everyone at Willamette Week for highlighting the vital importance of philanthropy and for  generously supporting so many nonprofits in such an active way.

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