Committed to Community
Strong communities are characterized by people willing to give of themselves for the greater good.
Supporting both individual and firm-wide participation of our time and talent for worthy causes and charitable fundraising, the LRS Charitable Task Force Committee is actively involved in various endeavors. The following projects and organizations were supported by LRS and it's employees in 2014:
- Street Roots
- Pixie Project
- Friends of Trees
- Habit for Humanity
- Portland Food Project
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Sabin-Schellenburg Center
- The Oregon Food Bank
- The Community of Hope
- Alzheimer’s Association
- New Avenues for Youth
- Sisters of the Road
- Albertina Kerr
- Outside In
Other community activities LRS has particpated in include:
LRS Holiday Lego Build Off Competition, with donations of Lego building blocks to Dornbecher Children's Hospital.
Sand in the City competitions that benefit Kids on the Block. For several days each July Pioneer Square is taken over by designers and builders working on unique sand sculptures.
Canstruction to benefit the Oregon Food Bank is another fundraiser to which LRS staff have contributed their time and effort. Large sculptures made entirely out of non-perishable food items are on display to raise both money and awareness. All food used is donated to the Food Bank.
LRS regularly contributes materials to the SCRAP (School and Community Reuse Action Project) program which supports education projects with free and low-cost materials, and participated in the "Iron Artist" competition.
LRS has also provided pro bono design services for Raphael House, helping to provide shelter for women and children in the community.