In The Community
Most people believe that every corporation has an ethical obligation to contribute to the community in a charitable way. WK Dickson feels the same way. Did you know that we consistently give back to a number of worthy groups throughout the year? Below is a list of some of the organizations that have benefited from the firm’s incredibly generous staff:
WK Dickson's Community Day is the firm's most ambitious giving program of the year. Annually in the spring, the entire company spends a day in their respective communities to give back to an organization or work on a special project. On April 28, 2017 more than 75% of the firm's employees participated in the outreach and completed more than 250 hours of service combined in a single day. For a closer look, please enjoy our video collage.
WK Dickson has aligned with Water for People, an organization that helps people is developing countries improve quality of life by supporting he development of locally sustainable drinking water resources and sanitation facilities. In 2011 two members of WK Dickson’s senior management successfully summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa to help raise awareness to this important cause. And that was just the beginning. In 2012, and with a much larger team of 20, they ascended the 14,110 foot summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado, and in 2014 with a multi-disciplined team of 7, they conquered the 19,347 foot volcano called Cotopaxi in Ecuador. The team’s final climb in 2016 took them to the summit of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, home of the "world's worst weather." Over the course of four campaigns, WK Dickson helped raise nearly $50,000 for critical water and sanitation projects around the developing world.
Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 150,000 houses with families in need. WK Dickson has contributed financially to this organization as well as having several employees firm-wide who are actively involved in the building process.
Every day there are millions of children and adults who do not get the meals they need to thrive. Feeding America works to get nourishing food – from farmers, manufacturers, and retailers – to people in need. At the same time, they also seek to help the people they serve build a path to a brighter, food-secure future. WK Dickson’s annual holiday card supports this charity with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Feeding America. Over the years, it is estimated that our firm's financial support has helped provide more than 25,000 meals across the United States.