GivingTuesday was created seven years ago as a simple idea, “a day that encourages people to do good”. That’s a philosophy Prometheans wholeheartedly support. We believe in Good Living for the Greater Good.
This #GivingTuesday, we’d like to shine the spotlight on our non-profit Porch partners who are bringing good to the communities all around us. We’re truly grateful for all that you do.
Forest Park Conservancy in Portland Oregon, the gem of Portland’s park system, sprawls out over 5,200 acres. It is one of the largest urban forests in the US and has been a city staple since 1948. Time.com revered the park as the number one must see in Portland. While the gear has changed over the decades, one thing remains true; Forest Park is the very heart of Portland and the responsibility of us all. Prometheus is honored to support 20 hikes from their Discovery Hikes program. Want to take a hike or learn more? Check out their stellar new site - forestparkconservancy.org.
Outdoors for All located in Seattle, WA was founded in 1979. Their mission is simply said, but profound in impact, “To enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation.” For forty years, OFA has afforded the luxury of experiencing the great outdoors to communities around them, far and wide. Prometheus so deeply believes in the good work they are doing, we have pledged to put 2,900 people through camps and services offered by Outdoors for All. Want to have your outdoor life enriched? Pay them a visit at outdoorsforall.org.
Community School of Music and Arts based in Mountain View, CA, has served the Bay Area for more than 51 years. “CSMA inspires excellence through art and music education for people of all ages and abilities.” Serving more than 24,000 students in over 500 classrooms, their music and art program is offered at 58 schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Prometheus is grateful to support the arts education for 200 students in our community through CSMA. The nonprofit also offers private lessons, so if you are interested in pottery or strumming the guitar, jam over to arts4all.org.
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley has served over 10,000 people through affordable homeownership, home preservation, and housing counseling. This work is supported by partnerships like the Playhouse Program where teams spend a day designing and building custom playhouses while raising funds to help Habitat build homes. Prometheus has a strong affinity for parks and recreation play, so Habitat’s Playhouse Program is an ideal match. That is why we have committed to design and build 12 custom playhouses that will be gifted to families throughout the Bay Area. Interested in swinging a hammer and rolling a paint brush? Visit Habitat today at habitatebsv.org.
Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula sees 2,500 students four times a week. The result is 740 hours of expanded learning time, the equivalent of 100 additional school days per year. Their impact on the youth is vast, as 90% of their students graduate high school with a solid plan to seek out additional education. Prometheus is proud to invest our time and dollars towards their phenomenal cause and support the youth in our area. See for yourself the impact BGC is making today at www.bgcp.org.
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Silicon Valley believes that “meals makes memories”. We here at Prometheus could not agree more. The nonprofit offers an abundance of programs designed to enrich the lives of those they serve on many different levels. Grocery programs, education classes, along with summer and school meal programs for youth in the community make up a handful of their rich offerings. Prometheus is delighted to help SHFB put an additional 30,000 meals on tables across Silicon Valley. Want to know how you can help make memories? See what they have cooking over at www.shfb.org.
Ronald McDonald House nestled in Palo Alto, provides a home to 123 families nightly with children suffering from critical illnesses. The house often becomes a home away from home for extended periods of time. This requires families to become orientated with the space to learn the simplest of things – laundry area, meal times, kitchen use, support services, playtimes, and beyond. The team at RMH takes great care to make sure families have a warm welcome and receive a full lay of the house. We have partnered with Ronald McDonald House to create 2,500 welcome home moments for children and their families. There are many ways to leave a mark, visit rmhcbayarea.org.
Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Walnut Creek started with a stray cat running across the baseball diamond of an Oakland A’s game. From that little fur ball, 42,000 cats and dogs have found forever homes over the past two decades. Their mission warms even the coldest noses, “People Rescuing Animals...Animals Rescuing People”. The foundation has a strong belief in educating the community in pet safety, shelter education, and responsible pet ownership through their many programs. Prometheus has dedicated the resources needed to ensure 11,000 children and their families receive access to their award winning programs. Looking to add a new member to the family? Scroll through the list of available furry friends at arflife.org.
JW House in Santa Clara opened its doors in 2008 to “keep families together by offering a welcoming home close to the hospital, with a caring and compassionate environment that inspires hope.” The house can be used to enjoy a hot meal, serve as an office, or even to find a quiet place to collect one’s thoughts. Their motto is “let us care for you, while you care for them”. The home serves as a sanctuary away from hospital rooms, charts, and doctor visits. Prometheus has partnered with JW House to provide resources to keep 100 families together during times of medical crisis. Learn how you can lend a hand by visiting jwhouse.org.
Humane Society of Silicon Valley has big paws to follow. They received the first accredited model shelter designation in the country. The shelter has a 95% save rate, over 1,000 foster families, and 4,000 volunteers pass through annually. The nonprofit also travels far and wide to help rescue animals impacted by natural disasters. During the recent Napa and Butte County fires, the care of more than 2,000 animals passed through their hands. Prometheus is fluent in woof and meow, so we are pleased to provide emergency lifesaving medical treatment to 40 severely ill animals. Looking to bring home a new pal this holiday season? Prance, trot or gallop on over to hssv.org.
Learn more about how Prometheus is a purpose driven brand at prometheusapartments.com/our-story.