Friends of the Poor Walk 2013 - Saturday, September 28th, 2013
This is the 2nd annual Walk for the Poor to benefit the people in need in the Battle Ground and
County area. This 4 mile walk from
Church to the
Village and back is a fun family event. It has grown on a national level each year since 2008.
Go to: www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org or find us on Facebook “St Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor – Battle Ground”
Over $12,000 (net) was raised to help the poor in Clark County in September, 2012.
St. Paddy's for Parks
St. Paddy's for Parks provides a terrific opportunity to welcome Spring to the Pacific Northwest. Held the Friday adjacent to St. Patrick's Day, the event features live music, Irish food and beer. Proceeds from the event benefit the Parks Foundation of Clark County providing funding to parks, trails, and recreation programs throughout Clark County. Each year we raise over $15,000 to help support our community.
St. Paddy's for Kids & Spring Kick-Off
A free event for children and families, St. Paddy's for Parks provides hands-on opportunities for children to discover the wonders of nature, learn ways to protect our environment, find their inner gardener, and have a great time! Annually held the Saturday following St. Patrick's Day, St. Paddy's for Parks is a great way to celebrate the coming of Spring.
Community Garden - Opened in June 2010
In partnership with the Vancouver Watershed's Council and Marrion Neighborhood Association, a multipurpose community garden now exists at the Shorty's Mill Plain location. Shorty's is providing land, utilities, and an assortment of donated plants, in conjunction with resources from the Vancouver Watershed's Council and the Marrion Neighborhood to continually improve the garden space. Fruit trees, berries, and other edibles will be added, along with educational raised beds, tended by Shorty's staff.
Master Gardener's Foundation
Shorty's provides ongoing donations and sponsorship for the Master Gardener's Foundation, which provides a crucial gardening and environmental educational resource for Clark County.
Shorty's annual Oktoberfest & Harvest Celebration is our largest event each year, with the proceeds benefitting the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation. The authentic German style Oktoberfest features true German cuisine, beer & wine, and showcases Donaumusikanten - an amazing Bavarian band, straight from southern Germany. Donaumusikanten also plays at the renowned Mt. Angel Oktoberfest in the Willamette Valley each year. Each year we raise over $20,000 that directly helps our community.
Vancouver Festival of Trees
Shorty's is a supporting sponsor of the Vancouver Festival of Trees. Each year the festival is a hallmark of the holiday season for our community. Shorty's is proud to help make this wonderful event possible.
Doernbecher's Children's Hospital & The JDRF
For several years Shorty's has annually hosted fall and winter events that support the Doernbecher's Children's Hospital & The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Shorty's also conducts an ongoing drive to continually help raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Fundraising Events & Ongoing Community Work
Shorty's donated the event space for both the Hough Foundation & Skyview High School Band fundraising events in 2010. Shorty's provides ongoing donations to Alki Middle School, the Veteran's Administration, local & school community gardens, and various children's causes and sports teams, including The Arc of Clark County & PRIDE, SHARE, Pacific Crest Academy, Firm Foundation Christian School, and Southridge Elementary. Shorty's also hosts American Legion and other non-profit drop boxes for back-to-school supplies as well as holiday campaigns and food collection.
Community Sponsorship Program