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2023 Spring Giving Report - Charity Fund Raisers took advantage of Evensong wine Donations

When we announced our retirement plans last November and put the word out about donating to non-profit events, we weren’t sure how things would go.  We were overjoyed when the organizers of 5 annual fund-raising banquets took us up on our offer this spring!  In fact, they not only included our wine in their auction packages but placed a bottle of Evensong red and white on each banquet table! 

We know that the first sip of wine that a patron experiences after sitting down at the table can potentially shape their enjoyment and participation that evening.  So we want to thank each of the organizers for the trust they placed in our wines and us.  All totaled, we donated 444 bottles of wine to these 5 events!  What a rewarding feeling to know that our work would further the efforts of these causes.  

I joke with Amy that retirement just means not working for a paycheck anymore.  It would be great to continue sponsoring non-profits in the future.  But that story isn’t written yet.  For now, we want to celebrate the work of these non-profits and their service to their communities!


YMCA of Marion and Polk counties in Oregon

The Salem Oregon YMCA  began in 1892 and now serves the community from 3 locations across two counties.  They offer free family memberships to all foster families, after-school programming at 22 schools, full-day summer programs for over 1,300 youth,  Adaptive Swim program for children confined to wheelchairs among their many programs 


Bonner General Health (Sandpoint, ID) 15th Annual Heart Ball Event

The proceeds of the 2023 Heart Ball went towards a new 3D Mammography Machine. The population growth resulted in over 1,200 people with unfulfilled screening mammogram orders.

YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, Portland Oregon

The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette was founded in 1868.  In 2018, 150 years after their start, they provided more than 29,600 Health and Wellness memberships, taught more than 13,800 kids new skills in Youth Sports and gave more than $1.6 Million in Financial Assistance to the community. They saw more than 13,900 kids and teens participate in Day and Overnight Camps, almost 2,000 infants, toddlers and preschoolers learn in early education and more than 2,200 kids improve their academic skills in our Before and After School programs.



International Rett Syndrome Foundation annual fund raiser at Mill Casino, N. Bend, OR

Roses for Rett, a night of dancing and music with light appetizers, hosted wine and cash bar as well as a silent auction.  All proceeds went to IRSF. 

Rett syndrome is a rare genetic neurological disorder that leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of life. Rett particularly affects speech, purposeful hand use, and coordination, leaving individuals understanding more than they can communicate. Caused by a gene mutation, Rett is first recognized in infancy and occurs primarily in girls, with a growing number of males now being identified.


Coeur d' Alene Charter Academy Annual Fund Raiser

The Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy, founded in 1999, is a public charter school. They provide a tuition-free, college preparatory education for grades 6-12. Enrollment numbers are capped to ensure small daily class sizes.


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