Holiday Hellos

It’s the time of year to give thanks – not only for what we’ve been given, but also for what we’ve been able to give. Charitable donations from DC Group increased this year, bringing the total to more than $30,000. DC Group gets recommendations from clients about their favorite causes and selects worthy charities once a quarter. Recipients in 2013 were:

Phelps Falcons inner city youth athletic team
American Heart Association
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
Habitat for Humanity
Men as Peacemakers
Tubman Minnesota Family Crisis & Support Services
St. Paul Union Gospel Mission Minnesota
Spay Neuter Assistance Program
North Shore Animal League
Hope House Foundation
Tee Up for Kids
Aurelia Reading & Healing
Tree Trust, Transforming Lives and Landscapes
Toys for Tots
Adopt A Family
Edinbrook Elementary School
Vineyard Community Church
2013 C.H. Robinson MS 150 Ride

“The holidays, no matter which one you celebrate, are all themed around the triumph of light and love over darkness. I think it’s a time to appreciate the people that have helped brighten our lives, and to extend that help wherever we can… to pass the candle to our neighbor and see how bright we can become.” – CEO, Jon Frank

Toys for Tots!
We’ve got squishy. We’ve got fluffy. We’ve got flashing and we’ve got beeping! In fact, we’ve gotten a whole bunch of toys collected already for the annual Toys for Tots drive. So many that a U.S. Marine will be stopping by the DC Group holiday bash to extend personal thanks! After the holiday party (on December 20th) the toys will make their way to Kare 11 and on to their future homes. Thanks to everyone at DC Group for their adorable contributions!Toys For Tots

Adopt A Family
DC Group adopted two families this year through the University of MN’s Parent Program. One family is a single mother with a two-year-old son. The other is a single mother with 12 and 6 year-old daughters. We will be purchasing gifts and necessities and delivering them to the families on December 13th. Update: DC Group has been able to adopt an additional 3 families, bringing the total to 5, thanks to the contributions of employees. Thank you!