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Hooked on Giving Back

A big part of Johnson Bixby’s company culture is giving back to the community—with individual passion and team effort. Several times a year, our team enjoys the opportunity to attend different events and rally around causes that have positive and lasting impact in our community.

Last month we supported Columbia Springs by attending their annual fundraising event – Hooked on Nature. Columbia Springs supports two areas I am deeply passionate about: our environment and educating children. Over $60,000 was raised to help increase access to education, prevention, and stewardship of our environment. Over 6,000 students each year come from all across our community to explore the grounds for creative learning that ties into their curriculum at school. Columbia Springs is also host to many other free or inexpensive workshops that are open to people of all ages. Recently, I attended one of their Guided Walk events held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. It was interesting to learn about the history of the fish hatchery and how they continue to put sustainable programs in place to protect the acreage and active fish hatchery.

I was excited to hear about a new program worth noting, Repair Café. Volunteers help people restore their old items instead of throwing them away. Columbia Springs truly impacts Clark County by providing the elderly with ways to fix their walkers, families the opportunity to learn about nature, and inspiring people of all ages to get involved and make in impact in our environment.

At Johnson Bixby, we value this type of education and resource in our community and believe that our support, as well as others, makes a difference. That’s why Johnson Bixby is teaming up with Columbia Springs and Give More 24 on September 20, 2018, where we will match any donation made on that day up to $2,500.

If you are interested in donating to this cause or to a non-profit of your choice, ask us how we can help maximize any contribution that you are wanting to make—whether in our local community or farther afield.

Written By Lindsey Norberg