Community Involvement & Giving Back
Community & Giving Back are two of our core values (read more about our other core values)
Community Involvement & Giving Back
Dave Jones recognizes that success cannot be measured on revenues alone. The company and its employees are committed to their community and offer support to a variety of causes by volunteering their time and making financial contributions to those organizations.
Swinging for a Cure: Benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Wisconsin
The Dave Jones team developed and hosts this annual event. DJ covers the costs of the venue and event, so 100% of the money raised through sponsorships, golfer registration, and auction items are donated directly to the CFF of WI.
Hard Hats with Heart
The American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association have come together with the Hard Hats with Heart program to encourage heart-healthy activity and habits in the construction industry.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, southwestern Wisconsin’s largest hunger-relief organization, is a non-profit organization that is committed to ending hunger in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties through community partnerships. It serves nearly 141,000 people struggling with hunger each year; 43% of whom are children. We recently held an inter-office food drive which was a great competition, but more importantly, we were able to help so many in need.
Hammer with a Heart
Every spring Project Homes’ Hammer with a Heart program helps many homeowners in Dane County that are in much need of assistance with crucial home repairs. Since 2002, Hammer with a Heart has repaired 94 area homes for low-income seniors, veterans, people with disabilities and families with young children. This program will provide home repairs, basic maintenance, and improve the families’ safety, comfort and health in their homes through the help of generous skilled volunteers and Project Home staff. Our volunteers will replace roofs, windows and doors, build wheelchair ramps and stairs, rehab bathrooms and kitchens and much more. We are happy to assist these families in need.
Habitat for Humanity
As firm believers of quality, Dave Jones is proud to have contributed to the goal of eliminating substandard housing in Dane County by donating all of the plumbing and heating labor required to complete two Habitat for Humanity homes each year. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity, please visit their website at www.habitatdane.org.
The company has also committed its time and financial support to Gilda’s Club, an organization committed to helping cancer patients and their families. 2010 will mark the fifth year that we have provided financial support to the organization in the form of a donation, and we also completed the Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkling systems for their new facility in Middleton. Our donation to this project exceeded $25,000.00 in products and services. For learn more about Gilda’s Club, please visit their website at www.gildasclubmadison.org.
ABC Extreme Home Makeover
Dave Jones was proud to join Veridian Homes during the ” ABC Extreme Home Makeover” in Richland Center, WI in July of 2008. Our staff provided the labor for the home while our trade partners donated the materials required to complete the plumbing in the home. It was a whirlwind experience and took the utmost teamwork from all involved to complete the home in such a short time frame.
High School Involvement
The company also assists the future of our industry’s workforce by educating high school students about careers in the trades through hands-on demonstrations and job shadowing programs.
March of Dimes
Additionally, the company raises money for organizations such as the March of Dimes, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We support these organizations through employee contributions that are matched dollar for dollar by Dave Jones.
Toys for Tots
Each and every holiday season the gift of giving stands above the rest. Employees and vendors of Dave Jones graciously open their hearts to make sure children who are not as privileged as others receive gifts each holiday season. We know we have given back once the box is overflowing with gifts! We look forward to giving back to the community each holiday season.
Dave Jones also supports the following organizations through charitable efforts:
- American Family Children’s Hospital
- Project Home
- Ronald McDonald House
- American Diabetes Association – Step Out to Fight Diabetes Walk
- UW Carbone Cancer Center, Lymphoma Research
- Rawhide Boy’s Ranch
- Eric F. Stutz Scholarship Fund
- Homes for our Troops
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Young Life
- MBA Women’s Council
- Monona Volunteer Fire Department
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure
- MS 150
- University of Wisconsin Athletic Department
- Mount Horeb Landmarks Foundation Inc.
- The Salvation Army
- St Francis Xavier Catholic School
- Hollandale Fire Department
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation