Dakota contributes to a number of organizations within our community. We contribute as a corporate sponsor to several organizations as well as specific individual project/team organized activities.
Toys for Tots
For several year’s Dakota's chosen charity for giving back to the community during the holiday season has been the Toys for Tots program. Dakota's team supported the cause by donating toys and gift cards for kids of all ages. Mr. Lokesh Sayal, Dakota Vice President said, "I'm pleased to witness the outpouring of generosity and kindness by Dakota team members. We hope our contribution helps in lighting up a child's face and bringing them holiday season joy."
As part of Dakota's commitment to support the communities where we work and live, our staff have worked with Rebuilding Together, a national network of non-profits that provides critical repairs and renovations for low-income homeowners. On April 26, 2014, our Denver Dakota team, worked diligently to restore an elderly woman's home in Denver, CO. Ms. Kimberly Bockman, Dakota Program Manager, said, "There are many unexpected benefits of working with Rebuilding Together, including getting to know these wonderful people in need. A secondary benefit is the team building for our Dakota Team members, as this experience allows our group to see each other outside the work environment and build relationships and friendships with one another. The experience goes with us in our daily lives and helps all of us to be grateful for the things we have and look for ways we can contribute to the greater good."
A Wider Circle
During the 2013 holiday season, Dakota's Silver Spring office continued the tradition of adopting a family in need to make their holiday brighter. Dakota participated in A Wider Circle's holiday program which matches organizations and families. Dakota employees generously donated over $500 of gifts to the family of four. The mother joined us for a holiday luncheon on December 19th and was overjoyed with the gifts she was able to deliver to her family. In December 2012, our Silver Spring office organized a gift giving project as part of A Wider Circle, a Silver Spring charity that provides support services to families moving from homelessness to a home. Staff contributed a wide variety of gifts to help a local family in need.