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 walkSam & PabloPablo will be LIVE from Salem’s Northgate Park
11:30 a.m.EDI + FOT; plus, Adult Urban Forestry Training ProgramSam & SurabhiDharma Rain Zen Center, NE Portland
1:00 p.m.Neighborhood Trees Program + tree walkWhitneyNorth Portland
3:00Eugene treesErikStreets of Eugene
4:00Giving, Give!Guide, tree quiz for ToniSam & G!G’s Toni TNE 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!  )


‘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