Fine Americas, Orchard-Rite, Simplicity Homes and Wilbur Ellis Company are partnering up to help your contribution go even further toward making college dreams a reality for outstanding industry young people. When you make a $100 donation, working together Fine Americas, Orchard-Rite, Simplicity Homes and Wilbur Ellis Company will match that contribution twice creating a $300 contribution toward student success.
Over the years we've called this fundraising promotion Donate A Bin (fitting for the industry's charity!). Each $100 donation adds another three bin to the lot. Our goal? 3000 bins! You can add to the lot three bins at a time with each $100 donation.
Why does it matter?
Current WAEF scholarship recipient Oscar Ramirez shares what your support means to him: "I can't thank the donors enough for believing in me and helping me with their financial support. Being a scholarship recipient of this organization, I have no reason to fail. I refocus every time I receive a care package; I feel inspired every time I network; and I feel connected every time I attend a WAEF event. When you surround yourself with the right type of people, you can achieve anything in this world. This is the beginning of something greater and I want to let everyone know it's an honor to be part of this team."
Oscar just began his final year at Eastern Washington University and will graduate in the spring with a business degree. He was raised in Royal City where his family works in the tree fruit industry.
What happens when you donate to WAEF?
Students from our communities receive opportunities to not only attend college with financial support but also receive ongoing encouragement to degree completion and activities to help them graduate career-ready. Ongoing activities include career tours highlighting the plethora of careers inside the tree fruit industry, workshops on what employers are looking for in candidates and employees, mentorship from industry members and much more.
How do you participate?
Thank you for making a difference to students in your community!