It’s Time To VOTE! Not for President, for our Referral Reward quarterly winner!


The big news this month is all about YOU, and who you want to help in the world.  We’re in Year 3 of our Referral Reward program, which, just in case you haven’t heard, is where we make a donation to the non-profit group of your choice whenever a new client comes in because of your referral.  (Donations vary from $10 to $50 based on the new client’s initial purchases.)  Since we started the program we’ve been privileged to make donations totaling $13,959 to 246 different groups selected by our clients.  But that doesn’t even include the Quarterly and Yearly awards we’ve been selecting all along, which is where YOU come in.  This month we’re letting our readers and clients pick our quarterly award winner for the first time, so it’s up to you…  which of these deserving groups do YOU think should get a check for 200?

Before we hit the General Election we should tell you about the Primaries… we made 21 donations totaling $864 in September, and you can read all about them in this month’s Shop Talk column.  We’re pretty proud of that, but like we said, the big news is about picking our next Quarterly Award Winner.  It’s always been the hardest part of the program for us because although we know whoever we pick will put the money to good use, picking one group means saying “no” to all the others who could use it too.  Well the pain stops here, at least for us.  It’s up to YOU now… pick just ONE of these groups to receive a check for $200.  Voting’s easy; you can call us at 503-230-2300 and tell a Service Advisor who you’re picking, or email your choice to  (Please put “quarterly vote” in the subject line).  The winner will be announced in our October newsletter, and we’ll take your vote right up until publication time.  Here are the candidates in no particular order, and GOOD LUCK!

Oregon Humane Society

School House Supplies

Oregon Food Bank

Boys and Girls Club

Brady Campaign for Gun Violence

NW Medical Teams

Central City Concern

Oregon Wild

Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center

Environmental Defense Fund

Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Multnomah County Library

Portland Rescue Mission


Bicycle Transportation Alliance

Outdoor School

Mercy Corps

Self-Enhancement Inc.

Garibaldi Maritime Museum

Providence Cancer Research

NW Pilot Project

Multnomah County Library


Project Lemonade

Shriners Hospital for Children

Planned Parenthood


Potluck In The Park


American Diabetes Association

Friends of Tryon Creek

KBOO Radio


Special Olympics Oregon

Community Music

Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest

Boy Scouts of America

Baby Blues Connection

One more time; you can call us at 503-230-2300 and tell a Service Advisor who you’re picking, or email your choice to, and please put “quarterly vote” in the subject line. 

Good Luck, and thanks for your participation!


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