Hope Pkgs

Hope Pkgs

Hope Pkgs is a story of a family who saw a need and didn’t look the other way. Lisa Hoeve, the founder of the non-profit, noticed a problem that was facing children within foster care. The problem: children being placed in foster care often arrive with trash bags, if that, to carry their few belongings. Many children arrive with nothing. As a foster mom herself, she knew something had to be done.   The Idea Hope Pkgs’ goal is to provide children with first night bags filled with new items. These items include pajamas, socks, underwear, body wash, a toothbrush and toothpaste, a book, a stuffed animal or blanket, which are all placed inside a backpack. During our volunteer event last week, Lisa explained that

Outdoor Discovery Center

Outdoor Discovery Center

If you have not yet made your way to the Outdoor Discovery Center, then we suggest you hurry over the next time you are looking for something fun to do! The nature preserve is a safe and active way to get the whole family together. With nature trails and outdoor exhibits, you are sure to keep the family engaged no matter how young or old. The nature preserve even includes trails that meet ADA accessibility guidelines so no one is left out of enjoying this wonderful center!   Community Programs The Outdoor Discovery Center offers many opportunities for involvement. Programs such as hiking and paddling through the river are just two of the fun ways to stay active! Whether you are a member of Scouts,

Overcoming Disabilities at Renew Therapeutic Riding Center

Overcoming Disabilities at Renew Therapeutic Riding Center

If you haven’t heard, Renew Therapeutic Riding Center is hosting Denim and Diamonds on April 20th – a fundraiser to support programs at Renew. Grab your cowboy boots and book a table for friends to have a night of barbecue, fun, and great prizes. It is sure to be a great time! One of the best aspects of Compassion Connection is being able to support non-profits during their fundraisers. We are able to provide in-kind donations like linens, pipe and drape, tables, chairs, and all of the table settings for big events.   More About Renew It has been a pleasure getting to know Renew better as we partner for the 2017 year. Renew Therapeutic Riding Center provides opportunities for children and adults with physical, cognitive and

Kids’ Food Basket Helps End Childhood Hunger

Kids’ Food Basket Helps End Childhood Hunger

The Rental Company is excited to have begun its 4th year with the Compassion Connection program! This year, we selected 5 non-profits to help provide in-kind rental donations, funding, and awareness. Through the program, each of our clients has the option to donate 10% of their rental order to a Compassion Connection partner and we discount that amount (cap of $250). It’s a great way for our clients to learn about non-profits in the area while donating at no additional cost to them! Additionally, this program has provided opportunities for our staff members to volunteer. This month we are volunteering at Kids’ Food Basket to pack sack suppers. Kids’ Food Basket’s mission is to empower communities to attack childhood hunger so that young people can

Looking Ahead to 2017

Looking Ahead to 2017

Now that we have looked back at the Standout Weddings of 2016, we are looking ahead to 2017. We furiously fill our planners and develop lists of the things that we want to do better, improve, and change in our personal lives. At so many intervals the things we wanted to do in our personal lives matched the goals and focus for The Rental Company in 2017 as well. Two items that we want to focus on? Meaningful Relationships (that means you!) Thoughtful and planned community outreach and charitable giving. Yes, we want to continue giving you excellent service and maintaining a stunning inventory collection. These priorities will always be at the top of our list. As we think about ways to grow and improve