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 HouseHope Haven, Sustainable Sharing, Conley Outreach and Mutual Ground 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.

Midwest staff also have the opportunity to participate in Day of Service events with Anderson Animal Shelter and Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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

Below are just some of the donations the Midwest Companies have made...

  • Anderson Animal Shelter 
  • Chicago - Flower & Garden Show
  • Churches
         Calvary Episcopal Church
         Julie Towers Little Sisters of the Poor
         Knights of Columbus
         Our Saviours Lutheran Church
         St. Gall Catholic Church
         St. James Episcopal Church
  • Community Projects
         Conservation Foundation
         Danish Immigrant Museum
         Hands of Hope
         McKinley Library Play Park
         St Charles Park District     
  • Conley Outreach
  • Conservation
         Dupage Forest Preserve

         Pizzo Native Plant Nursery
         Uchicago Argonne LLC
         Wild Ones
  • Eagle & other Scout Groups
         Eagle Project Roselle Fire Station
         Elgin YMCA Eagle Project
         Fairview Elementary School
         Forest Elementary School
         Hillside Cemetery
         Knights of Columbus
         Palatine Township Sign
         Pilcher Park Eagle Scout Project
         Ronald McDonald Hines
  • Fundraisers
         Adler Planetarium
         Association for Individual Development AID
         Chicago Zoological Society
         Community Crisis Center
         Danish Sisterhood of America Dagmar Lodge #4
         Dupage Friends of Extension
         Family Shelter Services
         Fox Valley Wildlife Center
         Kane County 4-H Foundation
         Literacy Volunteers Fox Valley
         M
    ake a wish foundation
         Prairie View Grade School P.T.O.
         We Grow Dreams
         
  • Garden Clubs/Clubs
         Elburn Lions Club
         Elgin Gardeners of America
         Geneva Garden Club
         Glenview Park District
         Keeler Garden
         Plato Center Garden Club
         Tri-Village Garden Club
  • Hesed House
  • Hope Haven
  • Mutal Ground
  • Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Schools
         Graymont Grade School
         Hobson School Naperville
         Illinois Landscape Contractors Assoc.
         Lemont Highschool
         Maine South HS Geology Class
         MSU Hort Demonstration Gardens
         Purdue University-Horticulture Club
         Spring Hill Elementary School
         The Savanna Group
         Trihydro- Carol Kinzer
         Univ Of Il-Urbana/Cham Ground
  • Sustainable Sharing