D. C. Taylor Co. Finishes 2017 Charitable Campaign
D. C. Taylor Co. was proud to continue the 12 Months of Giving campaign it began in 2016. “Year one we supported about 25 organizations, non-profits, fundraisers, and local sports teams,” says Dana Harvey-Moore, Vice President Administration, D. C. Taylor Co., Cedar Rapids, IA. “This year we surpassed that, giving to more than 35.”
The 12 Months of Giving campaign was launched as a way for the company and its employees to support causes, community organizations, and national non-profits that are accomplishing extraordinary things. “If it matters to the employees, it matters to the company,” says Jana Madsen, Marketing Communications Associate, D. C. Taylor Co., Cedar Rapids, IA.
With four offices and input from employees, Dana and Jana created a calendar of themes to inspire the employees in Cedar Rapids, IA; Barrington, IL; Peoria, AZ; and Concord, CA, to seek out opportunities to volunteer or donate goods, services, or money. Themes ranged from four-legged friends to sexual assault awareness and Alzheimer’s.
Highlights of the 2017 program include:
- A half-day volunteer Habitat for Humanity build attended by a dozen Cedar Rapids employees.
- The assembly of 10 Easter baskets for Phoenix Rescue Mission.
- Speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association’s East Central Iowa Chapter and the Cedar Rapids Police Department (sexual assault defense education).
- Visits from two Deafinitely Dogs’ ambassador service dogs to the Cedar Rapids, IA, office.
- The delivery of 15 frozen turkeys to St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix the week before Thanksgiving.
- Donations to food banks who are supporting the needs of families impacted by Northern California wildfires.
D. C. Taylor Co.’s 2017 campaign helped the following organizations/events/teams:
Alzheimer’s Association (East Central Iowa Chapter)
American Heart Association
American Red Cross
Arthur Elementary, Cedar Rapids, IA
Boys and Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids
Catherine McAuley Center
Cedar Rapids Adult Soccer League
Cedar Rapids Public Library
Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity
Especially for You (Breast Cancer) Fund
Families Helping Families of Iowa
Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano County
Fur Fun Rescue
Gabriel Brown AYSL Organization
Garrison Fire Department
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP) – Operation Backpack
IFMA Foundation Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) – Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief
Linn County Trails
Meals on Wheels of Contra Costa
Phoenix Rescue Mission
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Mary’s Food Bank
Tigers Youth Baseball
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Community Resource & Referral Center
Zach Johnson Foundation – Kids on Course
“We are excited to continue this relatively new tradition of giving in 2018,” adds Harvey-Moore. “It has been a real source of pride for our team members and has educated employees on the needs of our community and non-profit organizations where we live and work.”
About D. C. Taylor Co.
D. C. Taylor Co. is a Cedar Rapids, IA-based roofing contractor with more than 60 years of experience installing, repairing, and maintaining roofs at commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. With service centers in five states and more than 40 service and roofing crews, D. C. Taylor Co. is poised to respond to customer needs quickly and efficiently. For more information on D. C. Taylor Co., visit www.dctaylorco.com.