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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.

humaneMy name is Paxton Roy, I am a Tasting Room Associate at Dobbes Family Winery.  I am so excited to choose this quarter’s charitable organization, the Oregon Humane Society.  I believe that all families can benefit from having a pet.  In addition, many animals are used to help in so many aspects of our lives both professionally and personally.

OHS’s mission is to foster an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership.  To care for the homeless, to defend the abused and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.  On November 17, 1868 twelve prominent Portlanders founded one of the first humane animal welfare organizations in the county, which later became to be known as the Oregon Humane Society.  In 1918, 10 acres were purchased and the current facility is still located in the same spot.  The rebuilt state-of-the-art shelter can house 92 small animals, 120 cats and 120 dogs.

OHS now serves the needs of over 11,500 animals each year.  With over 120 staff members and a volunteer force of over 1,400, OHS is dedicated to adopt 100 percent of the animals admitted to the shelter.  The 2014 adoption goal is 11,000 animals as of the end of February they are at 1351!  Please join me and Dobbes Family Winery in support of the Oregon Humane Society by purchasing our 2011 Patricia’s Cuvée Pinot Noir.  10% of the proceeds will be donated to OHS from April 2014 to June 2014.

Thank you for your support of this much-needed cause and a huge cheers to you for helping us to support them.

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 Oregon, 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.