Midwest Groundcovers and Midwest Trading proudly support the green industry and the community by giving back with in-kind donations toward beautification projects.

The Midwest companies contribute to local communities, social service agencies, Eagle and other Scout groups, schools and non-profit foundations, through plant gifts and donations. Each year, the sister companies receive several letters from Scouts requesting materials for their extensive Eagle service projects.

For over ten years the Midwest companies have supported local social service agencies through donations from the Midwest Charity Committee, a volunteer group composed of both Midwest Groundcovers and Midwest Trading employees. The Committee coordinates internal events to raise money annually for the Hesed House in Aurora, Illinois, and Hope Haven in Dekalb, Illinois. The Midwest staff participates in fundraising with cash contributions for events such as a spring bulb sale, flower and vegetable sale, luncheons and a year-end raffle. At the end of the year, the companies match the total dollar amount.

“Family and community are core values of the Midwest Companies” said Christa Orum-Keller, Midwest Groundcovers Vice-President Sales & Marketing. “Giving back is one way we can make a difference in the community and our environment,” she added.

Here are some of the donations the Midwest Companies had made…

  • Arboretums
  • Chicago - Flower and Garden Show
  • Chicagoland Wilderness
  • Churches
  • City of Geneva
  • Conserve Lake County
  • Eagle and other Scout groups
  • Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice
  • Fox Valley Wild Life Center
  • Garden Clubs
  • Geneva School District
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hawthorn Hill Nature Center
  • Hesed House
  • Hope Haven
  • Kane County Forest Preserves
  • Lincoln Park Conservatory
  • Living Well Cancer Resource Center
  • McHenry County Conservation District
  • MELA
  • Michigan State University
  • Park Districts
  • St. Charles Chamber
  • St. Charles Police Department
  • St. Joseph Memorial Hospital
  • Sustainable Sharing with Guatamala
  • The Conservation Foundation
  • The Danish Immigrant Museum
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
  • Villa Park Community Foundation
  • Wild Ones