Westerlay does not start and stop at the greenhouse door.
April 24th, 2018
Westerlay donated 100 percent of its proceeds ($15,972) earned through showroom sales between April 9th to April 14th, 2018 to Carpinteria Education Foundation, the nonprofit fundraising partner of the Carpinteria Unified School District. Toine’s wife Kandie worked for the school district as a student counselor and has continued to be personally invested in the cause of supporting local youth. CEF will administer the money to Aliso Elementary School, where it will be used to fund STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) programs.
December 1st, 2017
Westerlay Orchids demonstrated once again that it’s proud to be pink. A portion of proceeds from the Carpinteria-based nursery’s October sales of the patented Pink Diamond Orchid will benefit the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara and the many women who rely on the center for care. In total, Westerlay (www.westerlayorchids.com) will donate $21,630, continuing its longstanding tradition of giving back to the community.
Westerlay Orchids donates blooms to the Dream Foundation’s Flower Empower program a volunteer driven program that delivers fresh-cut flowers, homemade cookies, fine chocolates and cards that are hand made by school children and other groups and individuals to people in hospitals, hospices, cancer centers and their homes.
January 2nd, 2018
Westerlay Orchids orchestrated a last-minute fundraiser to help the FOOD Share, Ventura County’s Food Bank, which has been instrumental in feeding tens of thousands of people displaced by the Thomas Fire. All of the proceeds from retail orchid sales at the Carpinteria nursery from Dec. 21 to 23 went to the food bank. The $11,000 boost to FOOD Share will help it continue its critical operations when demand for food assistance has spiked in the aftermath of California’s largest-ever recorded wildfire.
April 11th, 2017
For Westerlay Orchids, the 9th Annual Carpinteria Greenhouse and Nursery Tour (www.carpinteriafarmtours.com) was as much about cultivating young minds as showing off the alluring plants grown in its state-of-the-art greenhouse. Proceeds from all retail sales collected throughout the week at Westerlay (www.westerlayorchids.com) will be directed into the classrooms of two local elementary schools. President Toine Overgaag said supporting public education and youth organizations in the community are long held values of the family business.
Contributing to our community plays an important role in our company’s culture. We support a variety of local non-profit organizations, including:
Westerlay also considers requests for orchid arrangement donations and discounts. In order to consider your request, a potential recipient must meet the requirements below, then please fill out the brief form on the right at least two weeks prior to your event.
For questions, please contact our Donations Coordinator, Kandie Overgaag at kovergaag@westerlayorchids.
Westerlay frequently considers requests for orchid donations.
In order to consider your request, a potential recipient must meet the requirements below.
Please fill out the brief form BELOW at least two weeks prior to your event.
- Donations are for non-profit organizations only. Special consideration will be given to local (Carpinteria) organizations. Organizations outside of Santa Barbara County will not be considered.
- Applications must be reviewed and approved by the President of the company.
- Your event should be a fundraiser to which the proceeds of the orchid arrangement will directly benefit the non-profit through a silent or live auction. We do not donate plants for gifts or decor for events.
- Donations will be an arrangement of potted Phalaenopsis Orchids, with colors and amounts at our discretion.
- Non-profit organizations are limited to one (1) donation per year.
Donation Request Form