COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Giving back to our wonderful community

 

Multiple generations of Vandermeers have grown up in Durham, which is why it is our priority to support the community that has supported us for so many years. Vandermeer Nursery makes over 150 donations to community organizations and fundraising efforts each year. From Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada to The Humane Society of Durham Region to various community gardens, it is our pleasure to help and support each and every one of you!

That being said, with so many amazing community organizations, we are regrettably unable to participate in every fundraising effort. Organizations and events supporting gardening, youth development, and the health and wellness of our community are near and dear to our hearts, but we are not exclusive to these issues**.

Donations can be made in the form of planter baskets, individual plant material, gift cards, etc. depending on what you are looking for so please be sure to specify in your donation request letter.

** Please note that we unfortunately cannot support personal fundraising efforts such as overseas travel, Stag & Does, school trips, etc.

 

If you are looking for a donation for your qualifying upcoming event or fundraiser, please submit a formal donation request letter to info@vandermeernursery.com or drop one off in person and we'll get back to you as soon as possible (typically within 10 business days).

Fundraising Programs


 

We offer a seasonal fundraising program twice a year as another way to support our local community! Organizations such as schools, extracurricular groups, and non-profit organizations can register for the program as a way to raise money for their group or cause. Our spring program runs from mid-February to mid-April, and our winter program runs from the beginning of October to the end of December.

Spring

 

Our Spring Fundraising Program offers indoor plants and arrangements for a pop of spring colour in a range of different prices and profits, as well as gift cards. All items are sold at our regular retail price, with a portion of the proceeds going to the fundraising group.

 

Winter

 

Our Winter Fundraising Program offers a selection of indoor and outdoor arrangements in a range of different prices and profits, as well as gift cards. All items are sold at our regular retail price, with a portion of the proceeds going to the fundraising group. The winter program is available in two forms: delivery and voucher. In the delivery program, the items are delivered to one location and distributed to the group by the group organizer, whereas in the voucher program, the vouchers are distributed and redeemable in store for the item. The same items are available in both forms, however the voucher program can offer a wider range of colour options than the delivery program as individuals select their own items in store.

 

 

Getting involved in fundraising

 

For more details or to be added to our email list for the next seasonal program, please email us at: fundraising@vandermeernursery.com.