For the 3rd year in a row, Birch is being recognized along with Microsoft, Paccar, Costco, Alaska Air, Google, Nordstrom, Walsh Construction, Starbucks and Boeing as one of the top 75 Washington State businesses with the largest community giving programs.
“These communities in Washington and Alaska are our homes where we work, play, and raise families,” says Sarah Rothenbuhler, Birch owner and CEO. “We really began our strong connection to community over 20 years ago. My company was struggling financially when we started our community gives programs, but somehow we’ve always found ways to support others.”
To date, Birch Equipment has also donated over $1 million dollars to Hospice in addition to raising funds and awareness. In early 2000, this giving blossomed to annual giving of over $200,000 to multiple community organizations.
The Birch ‘Yes’ Culture
Birch leads by example with nearly daily donations to support community organizations. Employees regularly support, and Birch dedicates employee paid workdays to assist with community fundraising and events.
Birch also works to connect local businesses and available jobs to students and educators K-12, technical students, and college students via walk throughs, lunches, Business Shadows and working with AGC and Business Alliances to show the abundance of careers offered at Birch and other local businesses. See complete list of Birch Community Gives recipients.