To be integral and indispensable to the communities in which DPR works
For its fifth year, the DPR Foundation has pledged to contribute $845,000 in grants to support youth organizations across the country. This focused, company-wide outreach exists to help socio-economically disadvantaged children (grades K-12) within the communities in which DPR operates. Along with financial contributions, DPR employees become deeply involved with their chosen organizations, volunteering their time to mentor, build, tutor, plan events and more. The grantees and the DPR offices that support them include:
- Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Brookhaven Club - Atlanta
- Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito (new grantee) - San Diego
- Future for KIDS - Phoenix
- Girls, Inc. of Orange County (new grantee) - Newport Beach, Pasadena
- Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods (ICAN) - Phoenix
- John Avery Boys & Girls Club - Raleigh-Durham
- LifeWorks (new grantee) - Austin
- Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers - Falls Church
- New Hope for Kids - Orlando
- Peninsula Bridge - Redwood City
- Roberts Family Development Center - Sacramento
- Seven Tepees Youth Program - San Francisco
- StandUp for Kids - San Diego
- The Milagro Center - West Palm Beach
- TurningWheels for Kids - San Jose
The following is a sample of events that took place this year:
BROOKHAVEN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
Held in Suwanee, GA, the seventh annual “Building Great Things” Golf Tournament, hosted by DPR’s Atlanta office, drew 25 foursomes who raised a combined $20,000 for the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club. An additional $5,000 was raised in mulligans and raffle tickets. Participants also had the opportunity to be photographed at the 18th hole with DPR’s Steve Bartkowski, a former Atlanta Falcons quarterback. A dinner reception followed, which included prizes and speeches from current participants and recent graduates.
TURNINGWHEELS FOR KIDS
For the second year in a row, DPR San Jose partnered with TurningWheels for Kids to host a bike repair clinic and hot dog barbecue. Held in the DPR office parking lot, this year’s clinic resulted in 95 repaired bikes and a donation of 10 used bikes (an increase from last year). Kids lined up around the block early for help with problems ranging from stolen seats to broken brakes. Some bike repairs were just flat tires, which were quickly fixed with new tubes; others required much more. In addition to fixing bikes, volunteers spent time teaching the kids about basic repairs so they can fix their own bikes in the future.
FUTURE FOR KIDS
DPR Phoenix raised more than $23,000 for Future for KIDS with a Fantasy Football League and Draft Day Party fundraiser. Leveraging a $2,500 DPR donation, the event, which was held at the Phoenix office, was a sellout with 20 companies participating in the league and attending the party. The office played host to former NFL players, with food from the DPR Grill, beverages from the DPR Wine Bar, live drafting, a DJ and more.