We’ve been fortunate to do business in the great community of Fargo/Moorhead creating products that we are passionate about while also building a business that has put food on our tables.  Our give back initiative is one way of saying Thank You! to our past clients and local community for their support.

With each “From Our Tables to Yours” giveaway we’ll gift a custom Grain Designs table to a deserving family or individual.  Each giveaway also includes a full meal catered from our generous give away partner, At Your Service Clean & Cuisine.  Whether the deserving recipients are facing hardship or being rewarded for stewardship, our hope is that a custom Grain Designs table and a catered meal will be a beacon of hope and conversation for years to come.

Please help us by nominating a family that is deserving of a new table.  NOMINATION FORM BELOW.

Past Giveaways

 

Summer 2016 – Paul Morlock Family

 

Paul Morlock of Moorhead, MN was nominated by his neighbors and selected for his hard work, positive attitude, and dedication to his family and Bison football all while battling an ongoing bout with lung cancer.  We had the opportunity to meet Paul and his family, talk Bison football, and enjoy a delicious catered meal while we enjoyed time with the Morlock family and some of Paul’s closest friends and neighbors.

“Thank you to the entire Grain Designs Team.  Your generosity on the beautiful table presented to my family is overwhelming and much appreciated.  Thank you so much for your kindness and the professionalism in this give back to the community program.  Thanks again.”  -Paul Morlock

Fall 2017 – Christopherson Family

 

Ben Christopherson of Fargo, ND began battling with multiple sclerosis in the summer of 2017.  At the time, it was undiagnosed and his condition continued to worsen until he was hospitalized and undergoing numerous tests to diagnose the deteriorating condition.  Ben and his wife Caitlin helplessly watched his condition worsen.  Soon Ben was confined to a wheelchair and his Caitlin reached out for an accessible custom table to accommodate Ben’s chair.  We felt the call to help and offered to work with the Christophersons to design and build an accommodating table free of charge.  The team from At Your Service Clean & Cuisine again generously catered in a delicious meal for the family and their friends to enjoy.

 “A heartfelt thank you to the guys at Grain Designs! The beautiful, accessible table allowed us, for the first time in 5 months, to share a meal where all members of the family could be seated comfortably. We truly appreciate your generosity and that from At Your Service Clean and Cuisine for providing the delicious food for our crew!” -Caitlin Christopherson

Winter 2018 – Landon Solberg Family

In November of 2018 the Grain Designs team was blessed with an incredible opportunity to work with Landon and meet the Solberg family. Landon faced a hard fought battle with cancer before passing away in September of 2019. Landon had a passion for sports, design and loved HGTV; helping his family redesign and renovate their basement. A family friend of the Solbergs, Katie of Pretty Domesticated, reached out to our team and nominated the Solberg family for our From Our Table to Yours Campaign. The goal was to build a table and bring a family together around a piece of furniture that could be beacon of hope and conversation. On this particular project, the roles were quickly reversed as Landon became a beacon of hope and conversation for us and thousands of others.

Blain first met with the Solbergs to design a custom table and bench with Landon at the Grain Designs showroom. At first Landon was eager to learn but would quietly point to direction of his design selections. Soon into the visit he was excited to share his opinion, proposing multiple solutions he liked but not making any firm decisions before checking with the family to ensure they all agreed. Blain left that meeting in awe of Landon’s passion, his positivity, and the positive attitude of the entire Solberg family, despite the circumstances.
Weeks later, between cancer treatments, Landon and his family visited the Grain Designs production facility to help our team put the finishes touches on Landon’s masterpiece. As his younger brother and sister chased the cats around the shop, our team showed Landon how the table top was built milling and cutting wood. Then he tried his hand at welding with Grant, and finally worked with Pat testing multiple finishing techniques to determine which he liked best. The goal of this meeting was to teach Landon about design and craftsmanship. Again, we quickly realized that we were the beneficiaries of life’s lessons that Landon was quietly teaching.
Once the table was complete we delivered the table to The Solberg family’s home. His mom Andrea mentioned he wasn’t feeling great, but aside from a hesitation to smile on this day, you would never have guessed Landon was sick. His eyes lit up and a grin cracked as he touched the table and sat on his new bench. Once again his passion for life’s moments and his positivity infectious. At the conclusion of each year, the entire Grain Designs team gathers for a team building, Year in Review. In January of 2019 we gathered around our own table sharing the strongest qualities of each team member, and each team member shared their favorite project or memory of the year. In our most notable year of projects to date which included a new GD showroom and The Pines Venue, these weren’t the benchmark projects. Landon although not present that day, left a lasting impact on our team and that meeting as multiple Grain Designs team members noted Landon’s Table Project as their favorite project/memory of 2018.
Landon’s fight, faith, positivity and kindness has reached hundreds of thousands of people over the past two years. The life lessons that Landon has quietly taught are numerous, but for us the most impactful was to see Landon’s unwavering positivity, despite the circumstances. We’re grateful to have been among that fortunate group that Landon impacted.
A huge thanks to Dan Francis Photography for capturing these moments as well as Midwest Nest Magazine for sharing Landon’s story in more detail. Check out the full story here: https://bit.ly/2m8MLC1

 “We will forever cherish gathering around our table that Landon helped design and build. A simple thank you falls short of how grateful we are to have this memory. This tribute to Landon is beautiful. ❤-Andrea Solberg

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