TallGrass’s Core Values along with our Mission to “Awe and Inspire” are the tenets that guide us in our everyday activities as we endeavor to take care of our guests and each other.
Among those Core Values are principles like encouraging team spirit, practicing gratitude, caring for the environment, and striving to give back to the world. These guidelines form the basis of our Philanthropy Program and here’s how they played out in 2019.
Our 10th Annual Soldier Box Project shipped 267 holiday care packages to troops serving in the Middle East, thanks to staff, guest, and community-wide support. In addition to generating thousands and thousands of donations of personal care items and holiday greetings for soldiers, we raised over $4,000 to cover shipping costs for the December 2019 shipment and the upcoming June 2020 Mother’s Day/Father’s Day shipment.
Team members participated in the Barefoot Mile walk-a-thon to raise funds for JOY International which is involved in the rescue, restoration, reintegration, and prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Our 8th annual Wine, Washes and Wagging Tails event raised funds for Evergreen Animal Protective League which aids lost, abandoned, and suffering animals through rescue, shelter, and education. We washed more than 50 dogs and raised over $1,000, and we introduced a few adoptable dogs to their forever families.
For the Mountain Resource Center’s children’s holiday party, we provided stockings stuffed with goodies for children visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus. We baked cookies and organized arts & crafts activities for those youngsters who enjoyed what was most likely their only Christmas celebration.
TallGrass Gift Certificates were donated to almost 100 area non-profit organizations.
Thanks to our guests, staff, and community for supporting our efforts to make the world a better place. You awe and inspire us and we couldn’t do it without you.