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Since January of 2017, Planting Seeds has been supporting Beaverton children through drives and service learning projects. Our mission is to help people understand the power they have to change lives for the better. Made up of moms, retirees, and doers, we are committed to creating positive change one child and one action at a time.
Our actions vary from donation drives to our "Flurry of Giving" program. Dig around our website to see if there's something you would like to participate in!
What We Do
The volunteers of Planting Seeds partner with counselors, social workers, teachers and administrators to create service learning opportunities and meet needs for students and families in the Beaverton School District.
One day we might be holding a session in a classroom or with a high school club, speaking with Beaverton's students about the needs in our community and brainstorming about how the group can help. Another day we might be facilitating a 5K to help prevent evictions for local families.
Less glamorous but just as important is the work we do behind the scenes to make sure that hungry kids are getting backpacks during the weekend or long breaks or fundraising to find household goods for a family that just got a new apartment.
Our two big annual drives are the Flurry of Giving and the Stars, Stripes & Shelter 5K. Your donations help us help Beaverton families and students.
Students learn that they have the power to help themselves and their community.
We work with students to show the power they have to create change.
We are parents, retirees, school employees, community members. What we have in common is that we are all passionate about serving our community and making sure that no one goes without.
How You Can Help
You can plant seeds yourself
Make a donation
Make a tax-deductible, cash donation
Our organization relies heavily on the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Planting Seeds an even better organization than it already is. All donations are appreciated. You can mail a check to the address below, donate through the PayPal button above, click on the Donate button on our Facebook Page, or shop at AmazonSmile and choose us as your 501(c)(3) non-profit.
Donate gift cards
From Winco, Walmart, Fred Meyer, Safeway and others
All money and gift cards collected are used to purchase food and essential supplies that are distributed directly to the families who need them.
Make A True Change
Interested in helping to expand the program? Collect donations? Stock the pantry? Create community partnerships? Staff informational tables at events? Contact a member of Planting Seeds to learn more.
Check out what the media has to say about our organization.
Beaverton School District WE Community Partnership Award
May 4, 2017
Sexton Mountain's Planting Seeds initiative took root following winter break and an onslaught of snow days. For several families in the community, no school meant their children wouldn't have access to the school breakfast and lunch program they count on.
"Planting Seeds" for Food Insecure Families
March 31. 2017
"We are a school of privilege. So I think we make an assumption that everyone is doing OK. So to find out that there are families falling through the cracks, we wanted to create a food support program for the families at our school."
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson