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 incredible staff:
Water for People
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. 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 world.
Habitat for Humanity
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.
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility anywhere. Discoveries made there have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Because of donations, no one pays for treatment beyond what is covered by insurance, and those without insurance are never asked to pay. WK Dickson’s company holiday card program supports this charity with 90% of the proceeds going directly to St. Jude’s.
The Salvation Army is an international movement known for its evangelical, social and charitable work. They seek to bring Christian values to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their physical and spiritual needs, but its ministry extends to all, regardless of ages, sex, color or creed. Like some of our other programs, WK Dickson’s company holiday card supports this charity with 90% of the proceeds going directly to the Salvation Army.
Special Dress-Down Days
It may seem like just a small thing – paying $5 to be able to dress down one day per month. But our employees average more than $2000 per year to dress ultra-casual. Unlike our other giving programs, dress-down days allow each regional office to choose the local charity of their choice. Organizations benefiting from this program include:
- Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
- Charlotte Rescue Mission
- Guiding Eyes for the Blind – Southeast Puppy Raisers
- Habitat for Humanity – Columbia, SC