Rick’s Community Support Drive Partners

Rick’s Community Support Drive Partners

“It was really important to me that it wasn’t just ‘we are going to hand you this money, we are going to take a picture of you with this check, and then we are going to go away.’ That wasn’t what we were trying to start with this Community Drive. I wanted to make sure our donations had a lasting impact because we want to say ‘this is what we did, and this is why we did it, and here’s how we’re backing this up with actions.’”

— Taylor Pawley, Rick’s Fencing and Decking Marketing Coordinator and Rick’s Community Support Drive Organizer

Rick’s has begun partnerships with many amazing organizations as part of the ongoing Rick’s Community Support Drive. Learn a little more about the impact of these donations and about the organizations themselves by visiting the sites below.

Meet our Partners:

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. When a wish comes true, it creates strength, hope and transformation in a child – and a community. A wish renews hope, uplifts spirits and encourages the belief in the impossible.

See our most recent Make A Wish Project

Impact NW’s mission is to prevent homelessness by partnering with people as they navigate their journey to stability and opportunity. Since the COVID-19 crisis began, all Impact NW services have been creatively transitioned to ensure all families are served remotely including phone check-ins, consistent and culturally-specific food boxes, providing seniors with safe transportation, and more. Consider how you may also be able to help contribute essential items directly to the organization.

“The generous donation from Rick’s Custom Fencing is transformative for programs like ours. During COVID, many resources that assist with items for move-ins have been impacted and or limited. We have programs where they simply don’t have funding for essential items. The amazing kits and donation will help many families have the items they need to be healthy, safe, and thrive.”

– RJ Stangland, Assistant Director Housing and Safety Net Department, Impact NW

Visit the Impact NW Website

Everyone knows about St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and their mission to fund life-saving medical research for childhood illnesses all will providing families with no cost medical care! We are embarking on a new partnership with St. Jude to help annually with things like their Dream Showcase Home Builds, Fundraising Galas, and Children’s Events.

Empowering kids to help kids! Sparrow Clubs exist to set the stage for simple, yet heroic, acts of kindness in schools and youth culture by empowering kids to help kids in medical need. Our partnership, offers the funds to connect several Sparrows and their families to a local school where they will interact with students and show them what it means to be compassionate and give back!

The Home Builders Foundation is the non-profit arm of the Home Builders Association. They believe that every individual has worth, and that shelter is a necessity of life. Through their work in shelter development, Home Aid programs, and workforce development they are helping to ensure the next generation has skills and resources to obtain the necessities of life and more than that, to thrive in the construction industry and beyond.

Each year, Portland Rescue Mission provides 330,000 hot nutritious meals, 75,000 nights of safe shelter, 780,000 pounds of clothing food, and toiletries, and 1,000 low cost vehicles to the vulnerable populations of Portland and beyond.

The Maurice Lucas Foundation is named after Maurice Lucas, a former Portland Trail Blazer and 1977 NBA champion. In memory of his late father, David Lucas now heads this foundation whose goal is to promote resilience, mentorships, and education resources for students across Portland Public Schools. At this time, they are working to help students and their parents navigate the needs of at home learning with tutoring, and academic and emotional support.

“We can’t thank Taylor, Rick, and Rick’s Custom Fencing enough for the support and outreach they have offered us over this year! The reach they gave our message is priceless and the funds to support our work will make the difference for the program today and in the future, but most important, it will make a huge difference for the youth and families we serve, especially those who are struggling during this crazy time.”

– Jana Cole, Development Director, Maurice Lucas Foundation

Visit the ML FOUNDATION Website

At Childswork they respect children’s natural capabilities and share our passion, empathy and enthusiasm in a reflective and collaborative way. We provide a supportive, nurturing and encouraging environment for children and their families to develop relationships, to discover new ideas, to construct knowledge through play and to cultivate a joy for learning.

Children’s Developmental Center has been serving families in Benton & Franklin Counties for over 40 years and is the leading neuro-developmental center in our region. Their mission is to empower families and improve children’s lives through comprehensive early intervention services, education, and therapeutic services.

The Three Rivers Community Foundation (3RCF) announced an emergency fund to support nonprofit organizations in Benton and Franklin, Washington counties whose programs and services have been impacted by the current crisis. The emergency fund will support urgent and immediate needs for nonprofits that provide critical community services now and in the future.

“We are so grateful that 3RCF connected us with Rebuilding Mid-Columbia for our donation and ongoing help. 3RCF is continuing to accept grant donations and provide non-profits in Tri-Cities with relief through this program.”

Visit the 3RCF Website

The The Portland Peninsula Optimists Club supports local youth-focused organizations and community outreach in the Portland area. As an organization, they sprang into action to help local businesses during the Covid-19 lockdown by purchasing almost $10,000 worth of gift cards, and by donating an additional $10,000 to the Sunshine Foundation. Now we have a chance to rally as a community and help their organization in return. Keep up the great work POC!

Visit the The Portland Peninsula Optimists Club WEBSITE

Changing People’s Lives Through Growing Food. The Maplewood Moseley Community Garden seeks to help families in the Maplewood neighborhood of Vancouver, Washington, put healthy, fresh food on their tables by providing free garden plots on the grounds of the UU church of Vancouver.

Visit the The Maplewood Moseley Garden WEBSITE

Check out the work that Rick’s employees are doing in their communities:

See more photos from Rick’s Volunteer Projects

Have questions about the Rick’s Community Support Drive?

The Rick’s Community Support Drive is an ongoing effort by Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking to support the communities that have supported us for the last 40 years.If you have questions, suggestions, or know of an organization or individual that may need help, please reach out to Taylor Pawley, founder of the Rick’s Community Support Drive, directly.