United Way Fundraiser
  • Every year, Willamette ESD employees raise money for the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley to support families with essential needs. It is especially important this year due to the recent wildfires in our area. The number of people seeking services has increased substantially. The United Way is supporting these families by providing food, clothing, housing items, and more. Please consider donating or participating in one or more of the fundraising activities below. 


    Virtual Paint Night


    Show us your creative side! Join us for a Virtual Paint Night on November 19th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Attendees will be able to pick up a painting kit ahead of time, and then follow along at home as we create a beautiful fall painting.

    Who: Any WESD staff member (staff member's immediate family is welcome)
    Date: November 19th
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Deadline to Sign Up: November 11th 
    Cost: $25
    Where: Zoom (Calendar invite will be sent with Zoom link)
    Paint Kits: Once you have paid, make sure to pick up your paint kit at the front desk of the Marion Center before November 19th

    Sign Up Paint



    Take Out Dinner


    Let Willamette ESD take care of dinner! Purchase a delicious take-out dinner from Sodexco at WESD, and take the night off from cooking! Bring home lasagna, salad, and a roll for everyone in your family!

    Who: WESD Staff & Family
    When: December 9th 
    Time: Noon - 5:00 PM
    Where: Marion Center Cafe
    Cost: $8 per serving
    Deadline to Sign Up: December 7th
    Pick Up: Meals will be available for pickup between noon and 5:00 pm on December 9th in the fridge at the Marion Center Cafe

    Sign Up Dinner



    Amazon Smile


    AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice. All you need to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. The donation will be made at no extra cost to you and you can choose from nearly one million public charitable organizations.

    Sign up for AmazonSmile

    1. Visit smile.amazon.com 
    2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials
    3. Choose the charitable organization: United Way Of The Mid-Willamette Valley
    4. Start shopping!
    5. Add a bookmark for smile.amazon.com  to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile

    Turn on AmazonSmile your the Amazon app

    1. Make sure you're signed up for AmazonSmile (using the steps above on your web-browser: smile.amazon.com)
    2. Download or update to the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app for iOS or Android
    3. Open the app and find “Settings” in the main menu (☰)
    4. Tap on “AmazonSmile” and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile in the app.

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    Bottle Drive


    Have a few extra bottles and cans lying around? Donate them to the United Way! This is an easy way to participate and get those annoying bags of cans out of your way. 

    Who: WESD Staff & Family
    What: Bottle Recycling Drive 
    When: November 15th - December 1
    Where: Bring recyclable bottles and cans in a box or bag to April Felguth's office at the Marion Center (in Business Department on 2nd floor)



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