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Barron KARES

Barron KARES

Kindness, Appreciation, Response, Empathy, and Service

Barron KARES is our commitment to sharing kindness and appreciation within our community through a hands-on response rooted in empathy and service. Each month, we shine a spotlight on a different charity or non-profit organization that holds high esteem among Team Barron and within the communities we serve. Barron KARES provides a charitable donation of $110 on select purchases, such as tankless water heaters, heat pumps, solar installations, generators, and more.

Why $110? It carries a more profound significance rooted in the wisdom of our owner John Barron’s mentor, who advised, "Go above and beyond your call of duty—push past 100, give 110% every time." This philosophy of exceeding expectations has become a guiding principle for us. John and Brad Barron, his son and company CEO, personify this commitment in every aspect of their work and inspire the greater Barron team to do the same.

With Barron KARES, we see our commitment as more than a monetary donation. It represents a dedication to making a tangible, positive impact on the causes and individuals we support. By featuring a different charity or non-profit each month, we hope to help illuminate organizations that align with our values and resonate with our team and communities.

Being a family-run business since 1972 has instilled in us a deep appreciation for the community. Our Mission: Improving Lives™ is not just a tagline; it encapsulates our enduring commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. Through Barron KARES, we extend this commitment, ensuring that Kindness, Appreciation, Response, Empathy, and Service are not just words but principles we actively live by.

Whatcom Land Trust’s mission is to preserve and protect wildlife habitat, as well as scenic, agricultural, and open space lands in Whatcom County for future generations.

Whatcom County has an abundant tapestry of lakes, rivers, farms, and forests—all of which are vital to our way of life and sense of place. Whatcom Land Trust is committed to both protecting these special places and ensuring that their abundant diversity of life flourishes. Together with many community partners, the organization continues to build relationships to protect these rich and vibrant lands for a healthy, thriving Whatcom County for generations to come.

Whatcom Land Trust is committed to protecting clean, cold rivers and healthy forestland for future generations of all species. Over the last 40 years, the Land Trust has protected forests, farmland, wildlife habitat, shorelines, and created 15 parks and preserves in Whatcom County. Ongoing stewardship and restoration work improves ecosystem biodiversity and restores natural systems to support the recovery of key fish and wildlife species. The organization engages Whatcom County community members in stewardship, inspiring meaningful connections between people, land, and each other.

May 2024—Barron KARES Proudly Donated $10,670 to Royal Family Kids Camp!

Royal Family KIDS creates positive, life-changing moments for innocent children aged 6-11 who have experienced neglect, abuse and abandonment.

We give them a weeklong summer camp where we create moments that matter and treat the campers royally!

At Royal Family Kids Camp our campers receive one-on-one attention from safe, caring adults modeling positive connections and relationships. For one week, instead of operating in survival mode, they can just be kids. With tea parties, crafts, woodworking, birthday parties, music, dress up and much more, these kids can feel "normal" and once again dream, believe and find new hope for their future.

Our Bellingham camp has been serving kids in the Whatcom County area since 1993. Each summer we bless up to 68 campers and are staffed completely by volunteers who give a week of their summer to invest in the lives of these children. This camp is provided at no cost to the child, the foster care family or the State and is purely funded through private donations and grants.

Royal Family Kids Camp is an incredible organization that is near to the hearts of many at Barron. In fact several Barron Team Members volunteer each year at the camp as camp counselors, event coordinators, kitchen staff, and other various support roles.

April 2024—Barron KARES Proudly Donated $12,760 to Wild Bird Charity!

No child goes hungry—Wild Bird Charity is committed to making this a reality and feeding every hungry child in Whatcom County. They currently provide 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinners, and several snacks to children in Whatcom County every weekend. Partnering with 27 area schools who identify families in need and distribute bags of food to the kids each Friday. The need continues to grow, and Wild Bird Charity is determined to meet the increasing need. Learn More

March 2024—Barron KARES Proudly Donated $10,670 to Support National MS Society!

March is MS Awareness Month, and we could not be more excited to help the National MS Society in their efforts to find a cure for MS!  

One unique facet of this particular month’s partnership is that Barron’s combined donation will be going to a Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic Barron team.  100% of the proceeds of this team donation go toward the National MS Society and finding a cure for MS.  The Deception Pass Classic takes place September 7-8 in Mount Vernon, WA. 

The work the National MS Society does has special meaning for the Barron Family – Barron’s co-founder, Vivian Barron, suffered from Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, also know as RRMS (Relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) | National MS Society) from her mid-30’s through her passing in 2017 at the age of 82. Vivian was one of the kindest, bravest people.  She loved her family, friends, and co-workers deeply – she had a profound impact on anyone that was blessed to know her and be around her. This month, we give to the National MS Society in her honor and will "Ride for Vivian" in September.

Feburary 2024—Barron KARES Proudly Donated $10,450 to Support Skookum Kids!

Skookum Kids believes in building resilient communities where children experiencing foster care can thrive.  They are a foster care nonprofit with 4 major priorities in Northwest Washington, and beyond. Learn More 

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