Support our Student Leaders!

Please help us raise $7,500 during the holiday season so we can provide job training for local high school students in 2020.

Each summer, we hire and train 15 or more students in our café, gardens, butterfly pavilion and Fort Umpqua. During the school year, two students train in our nursery for two classes a day as part of our new work study program. More than 35% of Elkton High School students receive job training at ECEC during their school years.

When you give to ECEC, you create an opportunity for a young person to develop their skills and confidence in a supportive, real world environment. Help us develop the leaders of tomorrow by making a donation today.

Would you like to know more?

Check out our Youth Employment Program.

Looking for a special gift?

Make a donation in someone’s name and we’ll send your loved one a card acknowledging your gift. Use the form on this page to make your donation then send us a message with the recipient’s name and address. ($30 minimum) If you would like us to include the amount of the gift write “include amount” in your message. Is it a special event, like a birthday? Let us know and we’ll personalize the message.

ECEC Gift Certificates fit everyone’s wish list! Our “Butterfly Bucks” can be used in the gift shop, nursery, and summer café or at a community dinner. Contact the ECEC office at 541-584-2692 or send us a message.

In Kind Wish List

  • Mini fridge for student break room
  • Counter top microwave
  • Men’s full body mannequin (w/head) for Fort display
  • Wheelbarrow
  • 16 16 16 fertilizer
  • Chainsaw
  • Walk behind mower
  • Gas weed eater
  • Shovels, leaf rakes, hoes
  • Reams of 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper (preferably 20 lb; 92 or 96 bright)
  • HP printer cartridges (HP 950 regular or XL black / HP 951 regular or XL multi pack, color)

Make a Difference!

ECEC is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, funded by donations, grants and earned income from sales and site rentals. Annual contributions provide a stable, flexible source of support to ensure that ECEC’s educational programs can continue for years to come and benefit local youth.  When you support ECEC, it has a positive ripple effect throughout our rural economy.

Our Students.

Our Future

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