Community Outreach

VTM Group employees' commitment expands beyond the office into the greater Portland area with our Community Outreach Program. This program facilitates opportunities for employees to give back to our neighbors by making a donation directly from their paycheck each month. VTM Group rewards their generosity by allowing them to dress more casually than our standard business attire on Fridays.

At the end of each year, employees that participate in the program are given the opportunity to nominate organizations to support and vote for the upcoming year. For 2023, VTM Group employees voted to support the following organizations:

Boys & Girls Aid

Founded in 1885, Boys & Girls Aid serves the most vulnerable community: children in need. These children are living in foster care or are homeless. They find themselves separated from their families and without permanent support. Children in foster care will move three to four times per year; this means three to four different homes to live in, different adults caring for them, different schools, different teachers, and unfamiliar neighborhoods. And with all this movement comes trauma, grief, and loss. Boys & Girls Aid is working with these children and families to stop the movement and to find permanent and lifelong connections for these children. We believe children will have better outcomes and more success in their communities when they are cared for, supported, and loved. We work with children and families across Oregon and Washington. Our agency strives to meet service users where they are, and provides many services including foster care and adoption, pregnancy counseling, permanency and family engagement services, and housing and shelter services.

Boys & Girls Aid currently operates the only homeless youth shelter in Washington County. Through all our programs, we serve more than 1,000 children and families annually. Boys & Girls Aid is creating a lasting impact on these individuals, and the positive effects extend beyond them, influencing communities and families for generations to come.


PAWs Team

PAW Team's mission is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and keep pets and people together by providing veterinary care to the pets of people experiencing houselessness or extreme poverty.
Each year, PAW Team's volunteer-powered programs serve more than 1,200 Portland Metro Area families by offering pet care essentials, drop-in wellness clinics, and ongoing medical support. From our Pet Supply Bank and home base clinic in NE Portland to our Off-Site Outreach clinics throughout the community, PAW Team is here to preserve the animal-human bond and help pets stay with their loving families by providing an accessible, affordable option for care.

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Store to Door
The mission of Store to Door is to support independent living for Portland area seniors and people with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service. Their vision is for the Portland area to be a community where all seniors and people with disabilities are nourished, included, and can age with dignity in the setting of their own choice.

Store to Door was founded in 1989 when a handful of people living in low-income senior housing, unable to shop on their own, requested assistance from the community. Over the years they have grown to reach hundreds of clients with our weekly service. Today, 100% of their clients are homebound, 90% live alone, 70% are considered low-income and 76% are women.

Over the years, this employee program has donated many boxes of supplies and thousands of dollars to such non-profits as:

  • Community Transition School
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Dougy Center
  • Dove Lewis Animal Hospital
  • Education First
  • Free Geek
  • HEAT Oregon
  • Hurricane Katrina and Indonesian Tsunami Victims
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
  • Japan Earthquake Relief - Medical Teams International
  • Loaves and Fishes
  • Mercy Corp
  • Morrison Child & Family Services
  • Northwest Medical Teams
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Oregon Humane Society
  • PAL of Beaverton
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • Sleep Country School Supplies for Foster Kids
  • Sparrow Clubs USA
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Tucker Maxon School
  • With Love

In addition to these organizations, VTM Group employees annually participate in a Holiday Food Basket Drive occurring October through December. Through this effort we collect and build Holiday Food Baskets and small gifts for local families in need. Employees generously donate new clothes, toys, and household supplies and hand deliver the baskets to the families.