We Care & We're Green

Scott's Rock & Gem is run by real people, who care for real people. We are grateful for our success, and choose to pass it on. Scott & Meesha have chosen to donate to the following causes:

The Special Olympics; http://www.specialolympics.org/. Holiday donation made in honor of Scott's mother, Joann and sister, Nancy.

Native American Heritage Association; working to provide heat to Lakota residents. www.naha-inc.org
Donation given in honor of Scott's brothers, Todd & David.

Covenant House; actively assisting homeless and runaway youth with crisis care and transition programs: www.CovenantHouse.org 
Donation given in honor of Meesha's sister, Pam, mother, Bonnie, and Dads, Eugene & John.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - In Memory of Meesha's Stepmom, Vicky Koch; http://pancan.org/index.php

First United Methodist Church, Ashland, OR; http://www.ashlandmethodist.org/, providing meals for the hungry every Tuesday evening, and strongly focused on world outreach.

The Havurah Shir Hadish; http://www.havurahshirhadash.org/

Doctors Without Borders; http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Arbor Day Foundation; http://www.arborday.org/

Crater Rock Museum; http://www.craterrock.com/

Red Cross: for assistance in Haiti and Tsunami Relief; http://www.redcross.org/

The "My Sandy Hook Family Fund", in honor of the children, and to help families devastated by the tragedy.

LibraryDisplayScott600                                        Scott installs a mineral display at his local county library. 

Donation to the Sacramento State Geology Club's 2012 auction. The event raised $13,000 for the Geology Department. (Good job everyone!)

Speaking of Sac, I made a 2013 vehicle donation to Capital Public Radio, since I listen sometimes while I am driving through. My vehicle fetched $745 at auction, and helps to continue the thoughtful and intelligent programming on listener funded radio. 

A fellow mineral dealer in Brazil, Geraldo Alvim was in trouble when his home was destroyed by a flood. He and his wife and son were on the steet in an unsafe area. Scott's Rock & Gem made a donation, in conjunction with other rockhounds, collectors, and dealers in our network. The effort was spearheaded by Larry Rush, a retired geologist, and mineral dealer in Connecticut, and aided by Kitty Heacox, a collector in Hawaii. Geraldo was eventually able to build a home, and his family and future are now much more secure. Here is Geraldo's new home, inside and out - Muito bom! 

The Outside of Geraldo's House











To do good deeds in Humboldt County, California, a unique and beautiful, yet somewhat isolated coastal area, Scott's Rock & Gem partners with Dana Hope, an area wedding officiant and counselor. Dana utilizes our donations throughout the year for the following causes:

     Trinidad Library Committee, raising funds to create a library in the community. Trinidad Library

     Big Lagoon Elementary School, Trinidad, CA. Big Lagoon Elementary School

     Humboldt Baykeeper - working to promote a clean, healthful, and biologically diverse coastal                      environment. Humboldt Baykeeper

     Six Rivers Planned Parenthood. Six Rivers Planned Parenthood

     The Trinidad Civic Club - 95 years of service to the Trinidad community. Trinidad Civic Club

     EPIC - Environmental Protection Information Center - Grassroots, non-profit organization working to          protect endangered species, and forest ecosystems on California's North Coast.  EPIC

     The Roshni Center for Women - Encouraging economic and educational opportunities for women living        in the rural, northern part of Pakistan. The Roshni Center for Women

     Humboldt Mediation Services - 31 years of striving to make Humboldt County a more peaceful place          by providing residents with conflict resolution skills and community based peacemaking                            options. Humboldt Mediation Services

And locally in southern Oregon: Toys for children campaigns, displays for our Talent Library and elementary school, and lending of our collections for use in museums and education efforts.

Scott's Rock & Gem is also aware of our environment. We run our business, knowing that our children - and grandchildren will inherit the planet we leave behind.

Scott's Granddaughter Rose
Scott's Granddaughter Rose.

Specifically, Scott's Rocks:

  • Recycles all office paper
  • Reuses 90-95% of all inbound packing materials for our outbound shipments
  • Recycles all wooden pallets and crates, and metal trunks from imports
  • Consolidates errands to limit trips, thereby reducing gas usage

We also recycle all of our home recyclables. We are lucky to have such a great recycling pick-up program in our town. Push for one in your area, if you don't have one. If you do have one - please use it!

Together, we can make a difference!