community outreach

We firmly believe in giving back to the community. We participate in a number of community outreach programs throughout the Bay Area. We donate labor, materials, supervision, equipment as well as cash donations. Program involvements include: 

• Movember Foundation November 1 is the kickoff for the annual Movember campaign to raise awareness for cancer research and men’s overall health. We became supporters when John was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000. Roughly 94% of Gachina employees are male. We hope to educate all members of the Gachina family and extended family of customers, vendors, partners and friends. We encourage all men to schedule their wellness check ups. Please join us in fighting this disease; education is just the start. You can join Team Gachina and show your support by making a donation here, joining our No-Shave November campaign to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness or creating a Mo challenge on your individual page.

Downtown Streets Team We have been involved in Downtown Streets for over a decade. Our core values are inline with Downtown Streets philosophy. They believe that treating people with dignity and empowering them to be a part of the solution to their struggles is a major factor in their ultimate success. Their approach is unique in that we not only challenge Team Members to take an active role in their own recovery but empower them to create long-term solutions for their peers. We have participated in their soup kitchen for Thanksgiving as well as are a sponsor of A Classic Rock Christmas Party. Our sponsorship helps homeless and low-income people find permanent housing and employment. 

The National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation As a NALP Foundation Ambassador – Gachina donated $25,000.00 to award scholarships and fund educational activities for the landscape industry. Founder John Gachina believes that investing in education and professional growth builds industry leaders. “Giving back to an industry that has given so much opportunity to the team members of Gachina Landscape Management is the primary reason that we decided to support the NALP Educational Foundation.” The Gachina Landscape Management and the Gachina Family Scholarship awards $1,000.00 scholarships to exemplary candidates annually.

JobTrain We have partnered with JobTrain since 1992. John was on the Board of Trustees, Annual Golf Tournament Volunteer and Breakfast of Champions sponsor. John was named Champion at their 1996 Breakfast and was honorary chairman at the 2015 Golf Classic. The annual golf tournament was named the John Gachina Memorial Golf Tournament for 2016. We provide free year round landscape maintenance to their facility in East Palo Alto as well as performed a $40,000 landscape renovation project at their day care facility free of charge in 1996. Long time partners, JobTrain and Gachina  embarked on an organic demonstration garden to help train future chefs and gardeners in 2013– the result is known as “The Farm.” We provided the land, donated the expertise, labor and all the materials to make The Farm happen. The goals of the Farm were to provide opportunities for JobTrain students to gain “farm to table” skills and also provide fresh produce for Gachina employees. The Farm was recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat – John’s dream come to life. JobTrain is a training facility that helps their clients launch new careers and break out of the community’s existing cycle of poverty, low education levels, homelessness, drugs, crime, and prison.

City Team Ministries We sponsor City Team Ministries since 1994 through BOMA Silicon Valley’s annual Share Your Holiday program. The program adopts needy families during the holidays by providing food, sundries, clothes and a gift for every child.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer We have participated in Bay Area Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events annually since 2006. Employees raise funds with a company match to support the cause to grant more birthdays to those affected by this horrible disease. Team VIVA! We walk in both / either San Francisco and San Jose events every year

Rebuilding Together We have participated in Rebuilding Together projects partnering with IFMA Silicon Valley annually since 2008. We volunteer our time to assist in the rebuilding of multiple low income projects. We donate items such as planters, irrigation materials, soil and plants to beautify daycare centers, housing projects, and job training centers. Past recipients include:

HIF (Housing Industry Foundation) We have sponsored HIF events annually since 2009. We sponsor their annual Summit as well as their annual Golf Classic. In addition, we helped rebuild their Sisters of Charity project, St. Claire Apartments. The St. Claire Apartments assists those with housing crisis’ in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

• We participate in earth day and a variety of beautification programs throughout the Bay Area. We donate labor, materials, equipment and supervision to accomplish these projects.

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