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.


Dobbes_charitablegivingMy name is Tracy Smith, and I am the Wine Club Coordinator for Dobbes Family Estate. I am honored to choose the nonprofit organization for this quarter’s Charitable Giving program.

I have selected A Family Place, an emerging relief nursery in Yamhill County. A Family Place helps reduce childhood abuse, neglect and foster placements in Yamhill County. They support at-risk families by offering free professional home visiting, parent education and specialized preschool for children ages 0 to 5 – the time research shows these programs to have the greatest long term impact on children’s development. A Family Place combines community support and proven methods to invest in the future of Yamhill County’s children.

As a mother of two young children, I know what a difficult job parenting can be even with a wonderful support network. A Family Place provides this support for families who otherwise don’t have the resources to do so on their own. I believe every child deserves the chance to grow, learn, and flourish no matter what their life circumstances are, and A Family Place is a wonderful resource for these children.

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, theDundee Parent Club,Newberg Education Foundation, Doernbecher, Family Building Blocks and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.