We are business sponsors of all of the local Farmer’s markets:
- Hood River Farmers’ Market
- Hood River Saturday Market
- Mosier Farmers’ Market
- Mercado Del Valle
- Stevenson Farmers’ Market
- White Salmon Farmers’ Market
- Goldendale Farmers’ Market
- The Dalles Farmers’ Market
Donation instead of Christmas Cards
Since opening our doors in 2005 we have donated to the United Way of the Columbia Gorge in December in the name of our clients, instead of sending Christmas Cards.
1% of net profit goes to local non profit organizations
Since 2011 we have given 1% of our net profit to local nonprofits such as Gorge Owned, Gorge Grown, The Next Door Inc, United Way and others.
Silent Auction Donations
Since 2005 we have given treatment vouchers, valued more than $150 each for silent auctions to each organization who asked us to give – no exceptions. This amounts to about $5000 in services donated each year. Please ask us!
We do month long food drives once or twice per year, offering free Happy Hour Acupuncture treatments in exchange for 10 items of food. Those food drives typically result in 600-800 items of food, that’s 60-80 free treatments rendered in in one month!
We are there to support our community members affected by traumatic events and their caregivers.
On a smaller scale, as part of our outreach and compassion, we have provided free Acupuncture treatments to individuals affected by large stressors in their lives, such as the loss of a person’s business to a fire and for anybody affected by the local wildfires over the years (Mosier, Rowena, Goldendale), they receive free Happy Hour Acupuncture treatments, focused on stress for one month.
Featuring a local Non Profit in our Newsletter
Each month we highlight a local Non Profit, giving them an outreach opportunity. Additionally each employee and volunteer of those organization get a free Happy Hour Acupuncture treatment during “their” month. Please ask us!
We make our services accessible for most anyone.
Annually, in honor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine day, we offer Acupuncture Treatments, at no charge, which allows people to experience the beauty of what Acupuncture can offer, without financial barriers.
We have offered a sliding fee scale for persons with lower incomes since opening our business in 2005. This scale lowers the price per treatment by 25-30% for those who qualify. We do not have a cap on how many clients we offer the sliding fee scale rates. Business advisors have suggested numerous times over the years to stop offering sliding fee scale prices, but we feel it is important to offer this so that most anyone is able to receive treatment in our clinics. It is our desire to continue these lower cost treatments, in order to make Acupuncture treatments available to as many people as possible. Due to being insurance providers we need to document why we give discounts, hence the income verification.
We are proud members of our local Chambers and Gorge Owned
- Hood River County Chamber of Commerce: 800-366-3530
- Mount Adams Chamber of Commerce: 866-493-3630
- Skamania County Chamber of Commerce: 509-427-8911
- The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce: 541-296-2231
- Greater Goldendale Area Chamber of Commerce: 509-773-3400
- Gorge Owned 541-490-7365
In our communities we provide educational workshops and lectures, at no charge.
Carola Stepper, LAc, RN retired, is an active member of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. This is a nationwide volunteer association of health care professionals who devote their time as motivational speakers. The mission of the organization is to deliver educational workshops, at no charge, on health related topics in their local communities. Carola’s lectures for civic organizations (Lions, Rotary, Soroptimists and others) and Businesses (Google, Insitu, Heart of Hospice and others), have all been very well received. Her presentations have been described as informational, motivational and entertaining. For additional information regarding this service we offer, please click here.