United Way

Far West Recycling has been a long time supporter of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette. Each Fall we run a company fundraising campaign that involves everyone and is both rewarding and FUN. From a “kiss the pig” contest to bingo, from a pie in the face contest to cakewalks and bake sales, anything to raise money for a worthy cause. Over the years, we have been honored with the “Cascade” award as well as the “Pacesetter” award for outstanding community fundraising efforts. In 2007, we joined a select group of companies as “Cornerstone Partners” to help cover the overhead costs of United Way so that 100% of further donations from the campaign could go directly to the community needs.

We are also very proud to be the founders of the Far West Fibers Classic Golf Tournament to benefit the United Way. Over the past 17 years we have been able to raise close to a million dollars.

United Way takes the guesswork out of giving. They bring the right people, resources, and ideas together to help people who are most vulnerable, face multiple challenges, and have few options. United Way funds programs in the four-county Portland/Vancouver region that are focused on three core areas:

Breaking the Cycle of Childhood Poverty

United Way is advancing the common good by mobilizing the caring power of communities across the four county Portland/Vancouver metro area in both human and financial resources.  By working together, united, they inspire hope and create long-lasting changes in the lives they touch and our community.

In addition to our annual fundraising campaign and Classic Golf Tournament our President & CEO, Keith Ristau, is a former member of the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette.