At Rejuvenation, we believe we must value the past while working toward the future. Founded in 1977 as an architectural salvage store, our company is built on a commitment to socially responsible business practices. We put our beliefs into action in the communities where we live and work.
Made In the USA
All our lighting is assembled and finished right here in Portland, Oregon. By doing this we help sustain hundreds of living-wage jobs and job-growth opportunities in our community. Beyond that commitment to working with local craftspeople, we try to use as many American-made parts as we can. It’s not always easy to find American parts, but we’re excited to announce we’ve recently been able to add more American vendors to our list. Most of our shades are American-made by small family-owned glass manufacturers.
We donate a percentage of the company's yearly profits to programs that help support vibrant, sustainable communities where our employees and customers live and work. Our charitable efforts are primarily in the areas of housing, historic preservation, the arts, and the environment. Some of the organizations we support in this way include:
Our charitable partner in Portland is p:ear. p:ear builds positive relationships with homeless and transitional youth, ages 15 to 24, through education, art and recreation to affirm personal worth and create more meaningful and healthier lives. Each year p:ear serves almost 900 homeless and transitional young people.
Our charitable partner in Los Angeles is PATH. PATH’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by empowering individuals and families with the tools for self-sufficiency, such as finding finding work, saving money, securing housing, and otherwise empowering their lives.
Each year we support the Bosco-Milligan Foundation, whose mission, through its Architectural Heritage Center, is to preserve the historic character and livability of our built environment, and to promote sustainability through the re-use of period homes and buildings.
Sisters of the Road Café
Each Thanksgiving we support Portland’s Sisters of the Road Café. Sisters Of The Road works toward systemic solutions that reach the roots of homelessness and poverty to end them forever.
Other Ways We Support Our Community
Cash for Kids
In an effort to support education, every fall, all employees who have children enrolled in public schools (grades Kindergarten through 12) receive a check for $100, made out to the school, for each of their children.
Days of Service
Rejuvenation employees regularly participate in company-sponsored (i.e., paid) 'Days of Service' where they get their hands dirty in community efforts, from park restoration projects and trail maintenance to historic preservation and house painting.
Examples of Days of Service projects over the past several years include:
- Working at the Oregon Food Bank’s Eastside Learning Garden
- Participating in trail clean-up and tree planting during the “Day of Stewardship” for the Forest Park Conservancy
- Preparing and serving lunches to homeless youth at p:ear.
- Working on invasive species removal, restoration, and clean-up at various City of Portland Parks (including Elk Rock Island, Forest Park, Sellwood Riverfront Park)
- Assisting with building projects (including construction of a bike shelter and raised garden beds) at join
- Assisting with home improvement projects for low-income seniors through REACH