The Swinerton Foundation started the Fall Giving Challenge three years ago to create a little friendly competition between offices while benefiting the communities we serve. Every year the challenge is modified to support various causes. Each office was tasked with supporting local non-profits that provide food for the hungry, jackets and socks for homeless or disadvantaged individuals, or volunteer at non-profits that provide those services. The Fall Giving Challenge had a 30-day duration to donate as many items or volunteer as many hours as each office could.
The Portland office employees donated over 660 pound of food benefiting SOS Women’s Shelter and Oregon Food Bank, 20 jackets and packages of socks, and volunteered 25 hours at New Avenues for Youth, SOS Women’s Shelter and Jean’s Place.
At the end of the challenge, Swinerton employees collected 31,491 pounds of food, 6,079 jackets and socks, volunteered 1,386 hours to local non-profits, and $63,433 was donated among the various non-profits.
Our employees give passionately throughout the year and the Fall Challenge is an extension of their kindness and generosity. While Portland did not win the overall challenge, the true winners are our community members that benefited for the materials and hours donated.