Pleasant Ridge Grange - Community Service Report
Updated: Aug 7, 2020
OCTOBER 2019 STATE GRANGE CONVENTION
Pleasant Ridge Grange participated in the State Grange Convention Project Men. Combs, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and trail mix packets were made and donated towards the project.
November 2019-November 2020
SENIOR FOOD DONATIONS
Each month a member purchases groceries or a gift card to provide food for seniors in need. For several years our grange has been assisting a family with grandparents that are raising their grandchildren.
Hosted our Annual Holiday dinner and sponsored Blazing Hope Ranch to buy hay for the horses.
CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS
Each December we collect food and gifts and deliver them in a Christmas basket to our adopted families.
The Notus Community Garden asked Pleasant Ridge Grange to be a partner with their garden in order to help get a grant. They were awarded the grant to buy raised beds, supplies and plants for the 2020 garden.
COVID-19 & CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS
Pleasant Ridge Grange ordered seed from Winona Grange in Tualatin, Oregon with the intent to provide seeds for community gardens and other groups that offer fresh produce for needy families. Due to Covid-19 and the dangers of having people congregate, we decided to distribute the seeds to families in need. We partnered with the Notus FFA and created bags with coloring pages and seeds to distribute to students of the Notus School District. Grange member and employee of Idaho Preferred, Megan Harper, put seed-packets and recipe cards in bags, the Notus FFA members put in coloring sheets and a pencil. These packets provide an extra active learning opportunity for students who are learning at home as well as fresh produce for growing minds.
QUILT OF VALOR PRESENTATION
In June Pleasant Ridge Grange Presented four Quilts of Valor to four deserving Veterans.
Donation to the Canyon County Fair for 4-H awards
Use of the Pleasant Ridge Grange hall for 4-H clubs
Goldstar Mom’s Sponsorship to mail packages to soldiers
Donated Toiletries to Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers
Blessing Box & Community Connections
Our Grange has voted to fill a blessing box every other month. This month Megan purchased groceries and filled this box located at the caldwell police department.