Dobbes Charitable Giving Program
During a company retreat brainstorming session, we attempted to decide on one additional organization to support in the name of Dobbes Family Estate.
Not surprisingly, we found that each individual wanted to support a different cause, and all were deserving. Thus came the dawn of our Dobbes Charitable Giving Program.
Each quarter, a different employee has the opportunity to select a cause that has special meaning to them. During that quarter we feature a wine and donate 10 percent of its sales to the chosen charity.
My name is Griffin Brown and I am the Cellar Master here at Dobbes Family Estate. I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to choose Mayan Families as the Recipient for the Dobbes Charitable Giving program this quarter. My family sponsors a first grader named Carlos, and my mom will be making her 3rd trip to Guatemala in December to volunteer her time with the people there. This year, she is raising money for Christmas Tamale Baskets, which cost $40 each. She is hoping to raise enough money to give out 2,000 baskets to Mayan Families this holiday season.
In Guatemala, 74% of the indigenous people live in poverty. On average, indigenous Guatemalans aged 15-31 have only completed 3.5 years of school. 23% of indigenous children start work without having ever attended school. Guatemala has one of the highest illiteracy rates and lowest school enrollment rates in Latin America. This is because the cost of education is prohibitively expensive.
Receiving an education is one of the most significant and sustainable ways in which children can improve the standard of living for themselves and their families. Mayan Families is dedicated to promoting education within the communities they serve. Over 2,500 students are currently sponsored to attend school. These children would not have the opportunity to go to school without a sponsor. $360 sends a child to preschool, elementary school, middle school, or high school for one year.
Thank you for your support of this wonderful cause and a huge cheers to Dobbes Family Estate Winery. To find out more about ways that you can get involved please visit www.mayanfamilies.com
Wine is about coming together. It’s about family, friends, ideas, conversation and sharing. And at Dobbes Family Estate, we are committed to giving back to the community that gives us life. It’s an integral part of who we are as individuals, and so it has become an integral part of our business.
With a deep personal connection to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Northwest, Dobbes Family Estate and Wine By Joe owner Joe Dobbes is a past board member and donates proceeds annually to this organization from the sales of Wine By Joe wines. As a company, we also donate time and money to organizations like Salud, the Dundee Parent Club, Newberg Education Foundation, Doernbecher, Family Building Blocks and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.