If you follow DollarDays on its social media platforms, you know how hard we work to help nonprofits stretch their donation dollars. Since 2007, we’ve assisted charitable organizations with their holiday outreach efforts by supplying more than 1.2 million blankets, five million pairs of socks and four million backpacks.
Offering affordable, wholesale products for nonprofits and their recipients is just one way we’re contributing to our communities, though; DollarDays also makes it a mission to donate its team where needed through the DollarDays DonationDays Program. Similar to programs at Fortune 500 companies, DonationDays encourages all DollarDays employees to give time in meaningful service to Arizonan nonprofit organizations.
Spreading goodwill Valleywide
The DonationDays Program launched in January 2018 and is currently spearheaded by Jim Jacobs, DollarDays’ Chief Financial Officer. According to Jacobs, “Many of our employees are already contributing in a number of ways to a variety of worthy causes. By taking advantage of our DonationDays Program, they can now use two paid workdays to spend time supporting organizations and promoting the DollarDays mission. From the Phoenix Rescue Mission to Strikes for Kids, we appreciate all that our team members have done to help local programs. We can and want to grow our influence across the region.”
Some of the Phoenix-area organizations benefitting from DonationDays year to date include:
- The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
- The Pappas Kids Schoolhouse Foundation
- Strikes for Kids
- Phoenix Rescue Mission
- The Herozona Foundation – Tools 4 Schools
Recently, DollarDays team members Joe Belcher, Gabe Sandoval and Frank Albanese volunteered with the Valley of the Sun United Way, donating time in support of a local service project.
“We had a great time helping the United Way,” said Belcher, one of the company’s Inside Sales Representatives. “The DonationDays Program makes volunteering and helping local organizations even more rewarding. As a company, we’re in the business of supporting nonprofits every day. It’s nice to also be able to give our time to make a difference. It’s great to know that DollarDays allows us to practice what we preach.”
Participation is easy
DonationDays is open to all employees who have been with the company for more than three months. Team members are encouraged to use two paid workdays every year to support Phoenix-area causes.
“We appreciate our team members taking and sharing photos of their volunteer activities so that we can spread the goodness with our partners and other local organizations in and around Phoenix,” explained Jacobs. “There is tremendous potential for doing good from the team within the walls of DollarDays. Together, we can make a difference in our communities.”