Archive for the ‘Giving Back’

Annual Pie Night

Last week we hosted our annual Pie Night/ Client Appreciation Night. What a blast it was! We gave out over 130 pies to our clients and enjoyed a night of food, cheers and company. We love our clients and love the relationships we have built over the years. We’d love for you to be our client too and partake in these annual traditions?

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Water Watch Auction ReCap

We love giving back to our community and one organization that we support is Water Watch. Their mission is to  protect and restore flows in our rivers to sustain the native fish, wildlife, and the people who depend on healthy rivers.  This past weekend, The Caplener Group was a proud sponsor at their annual auction. Held on November 5th at The Tiffany Center, to a sold out crowd. Complete with a silent, auction and program it was a fun night working for a great cause.

They met their goal of $170,000! The annual auction is a general fundraiser for the organization, and it funds several projects and support the operating capacity of WaterWatch. For a list of what they are currently working on, please visit their website:



Glencoe Auction a success!


The Caplener Group was a Gold Sponsor at the 2016 Glencoe Auction held the 1st of April this year. We love helping our community and schools succeed.
Let us know if we can help you!

The annual Glencoe Elementary School auction is the major fundraiser for the Glencoe Foundation, which helps to fill in gaps in critical staffing needs at the school – past examples include a reading specialist, on-site IT support, media specialist and counselors. This year’s auction was a huge success, netting just over $75,000. The event was emceed by Mark Nelsen, Chief Meteorologist for KPTV Channel 12, with assistance from Principal Lori Clark. Principal Clark really took to heart this year’s theme of ‘Be a Fool for Our School’ – the auction date was April 1 – by dressing up and doing a cartwheel on stage after surpassing our direct appeal goal.

Impact Northwest’s Holiday Drive

As unbelievable as it may seem, the holiday season is now upon us.  Things are about to get busy very quickly and during this time of year, it can be easy to focus on the little things and forget the big picture. For most of us, it’s a time of year to celebrate with gift giving, but we also need to remember that there are so many in our own town that don’t have the basic necessities that we take for granted.

For the last few years, The Caplener~Lincoln group has worked with Impact Northwest to collect donations and volunteer at its yearly Holiday Magic Gift Drive and Holiday Store.

Impact Northwest is a local non-profit whose mission is to help people prosper through a community of support.  Community is the key word; they say: “By working with schools, businesses, faith communities, other community-based organizations, and governmental agencies, we create a safety net and springboard for community members to improve their quality of life and achieve independence.”  Primarily facing issues of local poverty, Impact Northwest, founded in 1966, annually helps over 60,000 low-income children, youth, families, seniors, and adults with disabilities.

It starts with you – from now until the middle of December, we will be collecting donations in our office.  Impact NW is badly in need of baby items (diapers, blankets, toys, etc.), clothes and toys for children, teen gifts, and outerwear for all ages.  Then, in December, the team will be bringing all donations to, and working at, the Holiday Store.

The Holiday Store is a unique opportunity to connect those in need with the items they need.  All guests are invited to choose a predetermined number of items from a variety of categories – from necessities to toys and everything in between.  It has always been an extremely powerful and important experience for us to be involved with such a hands-on process of giving back.

We believe strongly in “paying it forward” and encourage others in our community to pitch in.  We hope you join us in helping out by bringing donations to our office.  If you have any questions on what to bring or how you can help, feel free to call or email me – 503-367-9250 or


Photos courtesty of Impact Northwest.  For more information, please visit their website.


Join Us in Donating for Hurricane Sandy

We are in the business of homes, and we work hard every day to assist our clients buying or selling.  One of our greatest joys as brokers is being able to help our clients with such a big and important process – and it breaks our hearts to know that there are so many people in our own country that are now without their homes, possessions, and are perhaps in physical peril.  During trying times like these, we believe it is extremely important to help those that are in need.

In light of the current situation on the East Coast relating to Hurricane Sandy, Realty Trust Group has made a contribution to the Red Cross to assist with disaster relief efforts.

If any of you have family or friends affected by the Hurricane, we send our thoughts and wish them the very best in recovering from the devastation that has occured.

A donation can be made by you as well:

Red Cross Donation Center

U.S. Salvation Army

Photo courtesy of the Red Cross.