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Majority of Businesses Engage in Charitable Giving and Community Support

DO YOU OR DON’T YOU: Our Brain Squads reveal diverse ways in contributing to social causes.

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QUESTION:

Do you give to charity, or actively participate in charitable causes?

YES: 90.5%

  • We are very heavily involved in a large variety of charitable causes.  Some are seasonal around specific holidays or annual events and some are very much ongoing and part of our commitment to our community. — Wade Neff, Strategic Factory, Owings Mills, MD
  • We donate to some local charities each holiday season.  We have also helped with community clean-up near our plants. — Kristi Duvall, The BoxMaker, Kent, WA

  • We donate 10% of our profits to charitable organizations for causes we believe in. We believe it is important to speak out about issues we believe in and not just give lip service, but put our dollars behind it. — Tracy Hiner, Black Crow Studios, Long Beach, CA
  • We always look for opportunities to help in our community. The most recent one was dressing up our company’s mobile-sign van inside and out to participate in the non-profit Trunk or Treat event for Wonderfeet Kids Museum. There were tons of kids and we handed out lots and lots of candy and custom stickers we made. — Tami Napolitano, Awesome Graphics, Rutland, VT
  • Most local charities — we get a flier and we nearly always participate. — Malcolm Geiske, IDWraps.com / Identity Group, Slatington, PA
  • In support of minor sports, if the client provides the print-ready file, we will print the team banner at no cost. The key here is that they have to provide the final file — as you know, chasing down sponsors for quality logos is a pain and the real costs are in the setup. — Tim Bezner, Westmount Signs and Printing Co., Waterloo, Ontario
  • We have to pick and choose charities, but always find ways to help. If not a straight cash donation, it may be free or heavily discounted signs, graphics, or banners. — Jim White, Go Graphix, East Longmeadow, MA
  • We love to support our employees and their charitable endeavors through in-kind donations, tickets, financial support.  Always fun to have an employee’s back and help them do good. — Brian Adam,  Olympus Group, Milwaukee, WI

  • Special fund raisers annually and/or personal events, runs, boat event, etc. Then we regularly participate with child leukemia for MUSC and cancer awareness. — Kim Magraw, Vivid Sign, Mt Pleasant, SC

NO: 9.5%

  • Personally, yes. As a company, no … but we encourage our employees to contribute to the well being of their favorite charities. — Jim Dittmer, JDA Creative Color, Gresham, OR

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