This article focuses on the benefits of giving back to your community, and ways to do it. Giving back to the community can give you a sense of purpose and positivity. It can also help you connect with others and even grow your skills or learn new ones. If you are looking for ways to boost your mood, use extra free time productively, and set positive examples for friends, family, and children in your life, we have a few ideas to get you going. Below are our top picks for giving back this winter.
In the Community
Each year, Rivermark evaluates the needs facing the communities it serves and selects a grant recipient from the Rivermark Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. We are pleased to announce Rebuilding Together as this year’s $20,000 grant recipient.
The name Rivermark has always been followed by Community and in 2019, we were more active than ever! Rivermark staff volunteered a whopping 1,486 hours! Combined with donations and sponsorships, Rivermark’s total community impact is over $160,000. View our 2019 Community Impact Report.
Rivermark recently made two important announcements related to its foundation, the Rivermark Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. 1) The Rivermark Community Fund has aligned its mission to help make housing more sustainable, affordable, fair, and equitable in our community. 2) JOIN PDX has been selected as the 2019 recipient of a $20,000 grant from the Rivermark Community Fund.
It’s time for our 2nd annual Winter Warmth Drive! From October 21st through November 8th, 2019, our locations will be collecting cold weather items for those in need in our communities. We are partnering with JOIN PDX in the Portland area, and The Warming Place Shelter in The Dalles, to disperse our collected items to those in need this winter. Let's all give the gift of warmth and comfort!
We are excited to share Rivermark’s first ever Community Impact Report, showcasing how Rivermark partnered with its employees, members, and communities to help make this region a better place to live and work during 2018.