Spotlight on giving back – Trillium Family Services

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

The Trillium & Kobos Coffee Partnership

Kobos Coffee has always aligned themselves with worthy non-profits that support a healthy strong community. We were first introduced to Trillium Family Services 5 years ago when Rob Fogarty came to work for us. His passion for supporting Trillium was quickly adopted by Kobos Coffee and over the years we have become partners in serving the Oregon community.

Trillium is grounded in the belief that mental health is not just a personal challenge but the challenge of families that comprise the community we live in. Trillium Family Services is the coalition of what once were three separate agencies: The Farm Home in Corvallis as well as Waverly Children’s Home and the Parry Center of Portland. They merged in 1998 to become Trillium, which is now the number one provider of mental health and behavioral services in the state of Oregon. Trillium is not a state agency, but relies on state funding along with the generous monetary and in-kind donations of individuals and corporate sponsors such as Kobos Coffee.

In our time working with Trillium, Kobos Coffee’s volunteer efforts have included:

Participating in providing coffee service for all fundraising events including:

  •         Trillium’s Home Grown fundraising event (Held this year at the Portland Art Museum)
  •         Trillium’s Annual Golf charity challenge (Held at Langdon Farms)
  •         LPGA Caddy fundraiser
  •         Bootlegger’s Ball
  •         Annual Parry Center employee appreciation day where we provide espresso and hot cocoa to staff members
  •         Private label for the auxiliary board to actively generate awareness and generate fundraising dollars for Trillium

In addition to coffee services, Kobos employees have donated time and labor to many campus projects:

  •         Supplied material and labor to build potting benches to serve the healing garden
  •         Supplied material and labor to build an Arbor leading to the greenhouse
  •         Partnered with another business to build and install six park benches around the Parry campus

In the years since Kobos Coffee became involved with Trillium, Rob Fogarty was elected to the Trillium Board of Trustees, and as of November serves as Chair. We look forward to working with Trillium on future projects and opportunities to raise awareness to the growing need for quality mental health services in Oregon.

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