Here at Ruby®, our mission is to preserve and perpetuate real, meaningful connections in an increasingly technology-focused, virtual world. Creating Community lies at the heart of the matter, and we strive to connect Rubys to one another, and Ruby to the world.
Philanthropy is a natural extension of what it means to be connected. With a true desire to see our community flourish, we launched Ruby Corps.
A program designed to provide Rubys with an opportunity to volunteer their time, Ruby Corps is a people-powered initiative currently partnering with three local nonprofits. Our partners were selected based on an employee survey, and the question posed was simple, “What nonprofit or cause resonates with you?”. The responses illuminated hunger, education, and homelessness as our collective focus. With this, we set to work finding nonprofits that align with our purpose.
Our Partner Charities
- Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. They distribute food through a statewide network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 970 partner agencies serving all of Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
- REAP Since 2001, REAP has emerged as one of the stellar youth development program models in the State of Oregon. Commonly known for its ability to engage students and develop their leadership potential, REAP has become an essential resource to many business leaders, educators, elected officials, community advocates, and parents in preparing students for college and the workforce.
- Portland Homeless Family Solutions empowers homeless families with children to secure housing and stay there long-term. They envision a community where no family experiences homelessness and receives the support and compassion necessary to thrive. Each year, they help 150 families with children find permanent housing.
How It Works
While Ruby is no stranger to philanthropic endeavors, the creation of Ruby Corps called for some serious goal-setting.
This year, our sights are set completing 500 volunteer hours. How will we do this? Through our people-powered culture, of course! Along with Ruby Corps, we have introduced a new employee benefit including eight hours of paid volunteer-time each year. With over 400 employees, we know we’ll knock this goal right out of the park!
Coupled with our willingness to dive in and get our hands dirty, Ruby offers financial support to our nonprofit partners. And in addition to our corporate donations, Ruby empowers employee giving with our matching program; we match all 501c3 employee donations up to $100 per year!
While we work with our partnered nonprofits, Ruby continues to support other causes close to our hearts. Each year we participate in the Adopt-A-Family program and host the Beaverton Education Foundation Phone Drive. In the event of natural or community disasters, we mobilize our efforts for donations and support.
Ruby takes pride in making personal connections and working a little magic to inspire and wow. Whether with our voices, hands, or time—working together to strengthen our community is central to Ruby’s mission.