Community

Giving Back

From the start, Westerlay has been rooted in the community where we raise our beloved families along with our inspiring orchids. Contributing to our community with product donations for non-profit fundraising efforts plays an important role in our company’s culture. We support a variety of local non-profit organizations that are dear to our hearts, including:

American Heart Association of Santa Barbara

Dream Foundation / Flower Empower

Girls Incorporated of Carpinteria

Girls Incorporated of Greater Santa Barbara

Music Academy of the West

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Santa Barbara Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

United Boys and Girls Club of Carpinteria

United Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara

United Way of Santa Barbara

Casa Pacifica

We encourage our customers to learn more about these worthy organizations at the website links provided, many of which have chapters around the country, and to consider donating or volunteering in your own community.

Westerlay also considers requests for orchid donations. 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.com

Donation Requirements:

  1. 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.
  2. Applications must be reviewed and approved by the President of the company.
  3. Your event should be a fundraiser.  Large community events such as parades and concerts which are not fundraisers, but may be considered.
  4. Donations will be potted or cut Phalaenopsis /Cymbidium Orchids of our choice, with colors and amounts at our discretion. Special requests for colors will be considered.
  5. Non-profit organizations are limited to one (1) donation per year.
  6. After your event, please send us a note saying how much the Westerlay Orchids raised for your organization.