Garten's mission is to support people with disabilities in their effort to contribute to the community through employment, career, and retirement opportunities.
Our actions increase society's awareness of human potential.

Giving Back to Our Community

Even as a nonprofit organization, we believe in giving back to our community . . .  not merely focusing on asking the community to give to us. As we give back, everyone at Garten realizes deeper connections to our neighbors and our community.



Mid-Valley Green Awards

 
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Garten works in close partnership with Marion County Environmental Services and Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center to co-sponsor, plan and co-host the Annual Mid-Valley Green Awards each year. Garten was about sustainability before sustainability was “cool” - and we believe in recognizing and celebrating individuals and companies who are making choices to live more lightly on the earth.



Annual Awesome 3000

 
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Garten serves as co-sponsor for, and provides a team of volunteers to assist with, the Special Needs Run at the Annual Awesome 3000. Garten believes in the great work being done by the Salem Keizer Education Foundation on behalf of Pre-K to 12th grade youth in our area.



United Way Loaned Executive Program

 
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As a United Way partner organization, Garten proudly conducts an internal Employee United Way Campaign each year. In this way, we provide the opportunity for our employees and program participants to give back to the community and help others less fortunate than we are. Garten has also provided a key employee to serve as a United Way Loaned Executive during the United Way’s annual campaign. More than 140,000 people in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties received assistance from program’s partially funded by United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley. Garten’s Summer Youth Employment Program receives 12% of its funding from the United Way, and Garten is pleased to participate actively in the United Way’s annual campaign in support of the collaborative projects they support.



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