A whole lot of love: Three organizations win MLK Day of Service Challenge

Each year, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with our annual Day of Service Challenge, in which three Weyerhaeuser employees are awarded a $3,000 grant for the nonprofit they support. To enter, Weyerhaeuser employees posted a photo and description of their nonprofit project to our Facebook. 

This year, 19 community service projects vied to win the grant. The projects took place over six months, and employees, family and friends had until Feb. 25 to express their support on Facebook.


The three employees who won each received a $3,000 grant for the non-profit organization they supported for their project. The winning organizations are as follows:

  1. Camp Leo for children with diabetes. 

  2. Lavender Haven Sanctuary and Rescue for abandoned, neglected or unwanted animals. 

  3. Bike Box Project Pedaling for Parkinson’s, which raises funds to assist people with Parkinson’s and to support Parkinson’s research. 

In addition to the three winners, 15 other employees were awarded $300 grants for their participation in the contest:

  • Pierce High School FBLA in California

  • Mt. Evergreen Ski Club in Kenora, Ontario

  • Chehalis Foundation in Centralia, Washington

  • United Way of Mid-Maine in Fairfield, Maine

  • Smiles and Frowns in Vanceboro, North Carolina

  • LIFE of North Carolina in Grifton, North Carolina 

  • Boys and Girls Club of Santiam in Lebanon, Oregon 

  • WF High School Equestrian Team in Longview, Washington

  • Clemson Outdoor Lab in Aiken, South Carolina

  • North Valley Stand Down in Redding, California

  • Ryan’s Cases for Smiles in Cottage Grove, Oregon

  • Carmichael HART in Sacramento, California         

  • Edson Lions Club in Edson Alberta

  • United Fund of Surry in Elkin, North Carolina

  • Starkville Habitat for Humanity in Columbus, Mississippi

Learn more about how we get involved in our communities in the Community Investment section of our Sustainability Report.