‘TIS THE SEASON FOR GIVING: During the month of December, the Redwood City office partnered with the St. Francis Center and the City of Redwood City to host two separate toy drives for the holidays. Team Members provided unwrapped toys for families within the community.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY EXCHANGE: Through the generosity of Team Members in the Stockton office and the Stockton Fire Department, children at The Walton Special Center received a flood of gifts from Santa and his elves. This school provides programs for students with severe disabilities.
HAVING AN OPEN HEART: The Livermore Team volunteered their time at the Open Heart Kitchen; preparing nutritious meals to help feed the hungry people of the Tri-Valley area.
HELPING FAMILIES HELP THEMSELVES: Team Members in the Irvine office helped make the holidays extra special by volunteering their time and providing gifts for families who have been homeless at the Thomas House Shelter.
FEELING PHILANTHROPIC: Team Members in the Livermore office donated dozens of gifts for the 4-H Club Holiday Arts & Craft Fair for local families in need.
MORE THAN MEALS: The Stockton Team volunteered their time at St. Mary’s Dining Room; preparing food and serving lunch to approximately 300 homeless individuals and families in San Joaquin County.
CHARITABLE PARTNERS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Irvine office hosted its 12th Annual Golf Tournament on September 24, 2018 at the Oak Creek Golf Club. The event raised nearly $150,000 to benefit Make-A-Wish®, Donate Life, Save A Warrior, Leaps & Bounds and Steven’s Hope.
HELPING LOCAL ATHLETES: W. L. Butler became an annual sponsor to the Peninsula Vault Club and awarded the club a $1,500 donation on August 27, 2018 to help keep the program running smoothly and help to offset uniform/equipment costs. The donation was made in honor of retired police chief, JR Gamez, and his ongoing contribution to the betterment of Redwood City.
GOOD TIDINGS FOR ARTISTS: Willie Cauley-Stein of the Kings helped unveil a new art studio for the Sacramento community on August 22, 2018. Thanks to a generous donation from the Good Tidings Foundation and the construction expertise of W. L. Butler, the LeRoy Neiman Art Studio will host youth workshops, classes and labs for the Sol Collective Center.
CSR KIDS DAY: The Irvine office sponsored the 24th Annual Kid’s Day, July 13, 2018 at Marine Stadium in Long Beach. This event celebrates summer with water-related activities, entertainment and gifts for local youth and adults who have developmental disorders or conditions.
WE ‘HEART’ READING: W. L. Butler unveiled another successful AbbVie and Heart of America Foundation collaboration at Kennedy Middle School in Redwood City on June 18, 2018. The library renovation features all-new bookshelves, furniture, paint and flooring for a very deserving local school.
MY NEW RED SHOES: The Project Assistants in our Northern California offices hosted a shoe drive in support of My New Red Shoes. Thanks to the generous donations from Team Members in our Redwood City, Stockton and Livermore offices – we collected (53) brand new pairs of athletic shoes for homeless and low-income children and teenagers within the San Francisco Bay Area.
SEQUOIA AWARDS: W. L. Butler is a proud supporter of the annual Sequoia Awards; which rewards high school students for their outstanding volunteer work within the community.
COME ON DOWN: The Irvine office hosted its Annual Charity Bowling Event with a fun Price Is Right theme this year on May 10, 2018. Over $70,000 was raised with all proceeds directly benefiting our charitable partners for the event: Orangewood Foundation, Donate Life, Leaps & Bounds and Thomas House Shelter.
DONATE LIFE: Our Irvine office laced up their sneakers to participate in the 16th Annual Donate Life Run / Walk at Cal State Fullerton on April 28, 2018; which supports OneLegacy Foundation’s mission to save and heal lives by inspiring and advancing donation and transplantation of organs and tissues.
REBUILDING TOGETHER: The Redwood City The Redwood City office continued a 28-year partnership with Rebuilding Together April 28, 2018. Together with our subs and volunteers, we worked together to help the St. Francis Center transform a 25-unit building in downtown provide a safe, clean and affordable place to call home for families who live and work within our community.
THE POWER OF A BOOK: Throughout the month of March, our Team Members gathered in each office for a group “shelfie” with their favorite books in support of Disney’s Magic of Storytelling initiative to put one million books in the hands of children in need across the country.
READ TO ME, STOCKTON: Our group of literary scholars set out to local schools to read a few books of their choice to K-3rd graders, which were then donated to the classrooms. The program was created 25 years ago to promote literacy and the love for reading. The Stockton office has participated in the Rotary Read-in since 2010.
BACK TO SCHOOL: The Irvine office collected over $3,000 in gift cards, as well as backpacks and school supplies for our very deserving families at the Thomas House Shelter. We also presented a check for $8,500 from donations received at our charity bowling event in May.
WELLIE WISHERS: Together with subs and vendors, the Redwood City office builds a life-size children’s playhouse for a biennial fundraising event hosted by Stanford Shopping Center. Our 2017 Wellie Wishers Garden Playhouse will be auctioned off at Dreams Happen Gala on June 3. In 2015, our “Once Upon a Time” raised $36,000; with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Rebuilding Together Peninsula. Don’t miss your chance to own this year’s American Girl-inspired masterpiece!