Sunlight Supply, Inc. is proud of its continuing contributions and commitment to the community where we live and work. We view this commitment as part of our responsibility in being good corporate citizens. Vancouver, Washington and the surrounding cities and communities are precious to us and we hope through our actions and ongoing efforts we reflect our appreciation to this wonderful area and its residents.
The Vancouver Metro Senior Softball Association (VMSSA) and Sunlight Supply, Inc. jointly announced that Sunlight is purchasing the naming rights for a new softball field that VMSSA will build on Pacific Community Park property in Vancouver. Sunlight's financial commitment means that the park will bear the Sunlight Supply name for at least five years, beginning when the field is completed in 2016.
In addition to its donation for the new ballpark, Sunlight Supply has helped sponsor an over-65 tournament softball team drawn from VMSSA players since 2012. The Sunlight team won the 2014 Senior Softball USA (SSUSA), 65 and over AA, Jim Sherman Memorial Northwest Championship at Portland's Delta Park last June. “Sunlight's annual donations paid for our uniform caps and jerseys, as well as entry fees for tournaments in Yakima, Reno, Phoenix, Portland (Delta Park), and two in Lacey,” says team manager Les Gipe. “Tournament softball is expensive for the players who pay for their own equipment and travel costs. With tournament entry fees for teams ranging between $300 and $500 each, Sunlight's assistance is a huge benefit.”
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Sunlight Supply is pleased to partner with Share and the Clark County Food Bank. This holiday season, Sunlight employees have generously donated 746 pounds of food to the Clark County Food Bank and Christmas gifts to 100 individuals in need through Share.
Share, a non-profit organization in Clark County, WA, provides shelter, transitional housing, rental assistance, street outreach, food, hunger response, case management and many other resources to those in need. The Clark County Food Bank is a regional food bank that distributes 6 million pounds of food and 5 million meals a year. Sunlight Supply is proud to contribute to these charitable organization's mission of helping those in need.
The 4th largest parade in Washington State, Sunlight Supply was proud to sponsor and participate in the 51st annual Hazel Dell Parade of Bands. Through cash contributions and in cooperation with the local business association, this parade supports local high school and junior high music programs. With 28 bands and a 142 entries, the parade was a roaring success and another opportunity for Sunlight Supply to support our community. Being a good corporate citizen is the best way we know to say “thank you”. We encourage other businesses to do the same.
CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate, is another important community program Sunlight Supply supports. A CASA advocate is the tireless and passionate protector of a child who has been abused or neglected and is going through the trauma of the foster care system. They are granted tremendous authority by the court, and are able to do what it takes to see that a child is not ignored, their best interests and critical needs are addressed, and that the presiding judge is able to understand the true facts of a child's condition in an over-burdened child welfare system. For detailed program and donation information please visit: www.casahelpskids.org
Sunlight Supply was proud to be a sponsor of the Hudson’s Bay Foundation March Madness event held Friday, March 6th. This poker-event fundraiser was attended by Sunlight Supply representatives and while it was a ton of fun, the purpose and result were keenly focused on raising much needed money for this worthy Vancouver-based non-profit. This is one of the Foundation’s major fundraisers and the proceeds go to benefit a range of grants distributed to Hudson Bay High School student activities and needs. You’re encouraged to learn more about the Hudson’s Bay Foundation and support this wonderful effort by visiting: www.hudsonsbayfoundation.org
“Share” is a Vancouver-based non-profit that provides assistance, shelter and food to at-risk children, families and homeless. One of the many programs they host is their “Holiday Cheer Program” of which Giving Tree is one way to participate in making a child’s Christmas better. Sunlight Supply was thrilled to contribute, donating quite a few gifts to the cause thanks to the generosity of our employees.
The Sunlight Shamrockers were at it again! Our team got into the spirit for the 36th Annual Portland Shamrock Run to help benefit several local charities. This race sells out every year and Sunlight Supply is proud to be a part of it! Keep it up Shamrockers! We'll see you again next year!
Sunlight Supply volunteers were proud to be a part of the Miracle League of Vancouver. This incredible organization provides youths and young adults with special needs to opportunity to play baseball. With the help and support of local volunteers and businesses, each player is given the chance to play outfield, hit the ball, run bases and even get a home run! We were so happy to be a part of this great program! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with the Miracle League of Vancouver, you can click here to visit their website.
In 1987, on the first Saturday in October, a handful of artists met on the Arcata Plaza for a one-time morning of “Sidewalk” art. Local businesses made a donation to Northcoast Children’s Services for each of the 29 squares. The art was scattered along the spokes of the Plaza cement. The City of Arcata staff was dubious about such an event. Those “one time” artists and businesses had such a good time it was continued every year until Pastels on the Plaza became the largest art event on the Northcoast and a major fundraiser for Northcoast Children’s Services (a non-profit serving over 1,000 children and families a year in their local; children’s programs in Humboldt and Del Norte counties). With October the weather is sometimes a consideration—wind, rain, drizzle, fog or sunshine—the artists endure and the event goes on. The Farmer’s Market has always been very accommodating; the live music and the harvest bounty create a wonderful back drop for the art and shoppers alike.
Sunlight Supply was proud to participate in this event this year and we hope to make it a yearly occurance!
The Hazel Dell Parade of Bands is a fantastic community event that takes place on Armed Forces Day each year. Sunlight Supply, Inc. is proud to be one of two lead sponsors of this year's parade. This theme of the 2013 Hazel Dell Parade of Bands was Super Heroes. We celebrated the Super Heroes of everyday life and all that they do for us each day. Thank you to the Fire Fighters, Police Officers, Military Personnel, Doctors, Nurses and everyone else who help make our community a safer and better place to be each and every day!
Sunlight Supply, Inc. was at it again! We are proud to say that we created another Super Team with over 200 participants in this year's race helping to raise over $1000 for local charities!!! Let's keep the tradition going for next year! Way to go Sunlight Shamrockers!
Sunlight Supply, Inc. is so excited to have participated in Santa's Posse! Santa's Posse is a partnership between Fire District 6, Clark Country Sheriff's Office, Rotary Clubs of Clark County, Kindercare Learning Centers, and other local businesses. Their goal is to collect and distribute toys and food to help make Christmas special for less fortunate families in the community. Santa's Posse was formed in 1997 in an effort to give back to the community and to help families in need during the holiday season.
What started with a delivery of food, gifts and personal care items to 43 families, has now expanded to 550 families! Santa's Posse provides Christmas for over 1,800 children in the community. Sunlight Supply, Inc. was thrilled to be able to provide over 50 volunteers to participate in this special organization. Here's hoping we helped make Christmas a little brighter for our neighbors in need.
For information on how you can volunteer with Santa's Posse click the link: Santa's Posse
Share is a non-profit organization in Clark County, WA that serves the homeless and the hungry. Share provides shelter, transitional housing, rental assistance, street outreach, food, hunger response, case management and many other resources to those in need. Each year during the holiday season, Sunlight Supply participates in a gift drive with Share of Vancouver.
This year, we are thrilled to say that Sunlight Supply's Washington employees banded together and were able to provide Holiday Gifts for over 70 individuals. Last year, with Sunlight Supply's help and the help of others in the community, Share was able to help over 2500 people during the holiday season. While we never want to see the number of people in need rise, we can only hope that our efforts this year will help Share give more people a Happy Holiday Season.
On November 10th, 2012, Kristy Mason and Sue Collins from our corporate office participated with a group of about 200 people from around the United States in a “giving back to the community” event. This event was sponsored by Caesars in association with Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit, where volunteers donate their time painting homes, cleaning up yards and building walkways for those disabled and less fortunate in the Las Vegas area. Sunlight Supply supports giving back through community service by our employees throughout the United States and regularly participates in such events.
“It was a great feeling at the end of the day knowing we did something so good for another person. I am glad we had the opportunity to participate and will do so again.” ~ Sue Collins.
“The appreciation and satisfaction of giving back is very rewarding.” ~ Kristy Mason.
Sunlight Supply, Inc. is proud to have once again participated in the annual 2012 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure represents a powerful unity of communities around the world coming together to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. In the United States, Komen Race for the Cure events are organized by local Komen Affiliates, and 75% of the net income from each Race stays in the host community to fund local programs offering breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment. The remaining 25% supports breast cancer research.
In addition to raising funds, the Komen Race for the Cure Series is committed to educating the public. By incorporating simple action-oriented messages, the I AM THE CURE® program emphasizes the importance of breast self-awareness and encourages Race participants to take an active role in their breast health. Sunlight Supply, Inc. is proud to be able to help support this wonderful cause.
We are thrilled to, once again, have been a part of this extraordinary event in support of local charities. This race holds a very special place in the hearts of many of the employees and families at Sunlight Supply, Inc. We had more than 160 people participating in this year's event - creating a Super Team for Sunlight Supply! In keeping with the true spirit of the Northwest, our troop braved the cold and rain and proudly marched along, unphased. Let the countdown to next year's race begin!!!
Sunlight Supply, Inc. is proud to have participated in the annual 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! We are excited to be able to help support this wonderful cause and look forward to next year's event.
Sunlight Supply, Inc. pleased to have sponsored and participated in the 2011 Golf Tournament benefiting The Arc of Southwest Washington. Sunlight participants included: Rob Williams, David Bakker, Tom Olmsted and Gregg Johnson
In support of expanding the minds of young people in the community, in 2011, Sunlight Supply donated an Oakton pH Tester 10 to Ms. Graves' Science class at Gaiser Middle School in Vancouver, WA. Ms. Graves' Science class, in conjunction with Clark County Waterworks, has begun monitoring the school's storm water drain off to determine whether or not actions on school campus negatively impact the storm water. The students have planted native flora to help filter the water before it reaches its final destination in Salmon Creek. Good luck in your scientific journeys kids!
Sunlight Supply, Inc. participated in the 33rd annual Shamrock Run - Portland 2011! We are thrilled to have been a part of this extraordinary event. We had more than 50 people participating in this year's event - all in support of Sunlight Supply and local charities. Next year we hope to double that number! We were wet, cold and having a blast! Can't wait for next year's race!
Sunlight Supply, Inc. is pleased to support the Washington State University Master Gardener Volunteer Education Program and the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County. In Southwest Washington, WSU Master Gardeners assist the Extension office at the Center for Science, Agriculture, and Environmental Education (CASEE Center) in Brush Prairie by sharing their knowledge of and enthusiasm for gardening to meet crucial needs within their communities. Through organized volunteer activities, the WSU Master Gardener Program provides research based information on home horticulture to the public.
The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not a WSU organization. Their mission is to promote research-based horticultural practices in the community through education, consultative programs and experiences which will assist in developing, preserving and enhancing a desirable physical environment. Please click on the logo below for more information on the Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County.
Sunlight Supply, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the Lewis River Girls Little League Team. These 15 young women play their sport with lots of heart and unsurpassed passion. Their determination and desire to win shows in their effort and teamwork. We are proud to have them representing Sunlight Supply, Inc.! Go Team Sunlight! Good luck in your coming season! GO TEAM GO!
Sunlight Supply, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the Cascade Little League Team. These 9 gentlemen give it their all at every game. Their collaborative effort for the win and exemplary team motivation make them a force to be reckoned with! Good luck men! We are proud to have you represent Sunlight Supply, Inc.!
Sunlight Supply, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the Central Little League Team. These 11 young Mariners play with heart, self sacrifice and unwavering determination. Teamwork, good attitude and a devotion to fun is the name of their game. Keep up the good work men! We are honored to have you represent Sunlight Supply, Inc.!
Sunlight Supply, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the Battleground Showtime Baseball Team. These 11 young men offer hard to beat competition and an unrivaled Number One attitude. Their relentless mission to dominate on the diamond shows in every aspect of their game play. Keep up the awesomeness men! We are proud to have you represent Sunlight Supply, Inc.!