As the Season of Giving grows near, the team at DIETRICH wasted no time jumping right into working together to support a variety of local and national non-profits. Kicking off with Giving Tuesday, an abundance of non-perishable food items were collected and donated to the local Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard. The Cupboard has relied on the generosity of the people in the communities they serve for over 40 years. They do not receive federal funding and raise all of their operating costs thru the support of local fundraising efforts. Also offered in celebration of Giving Tuesday, a company match program in which DIETRICH matched up to a certain dollar amount an employee contributes to a charitable cause of their choice.
With the cold weather rolling in, the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania’s Philly Polar Plunge was next up on the team’s schedule. As a corporate sponsor and year-round partner of SOPA and the Polar Plunge, Krista Koteles, Vice President of Marketing and Geoff Dietrich, Executive Vice President, were very excited to take the plunge into freezing cold water on a chilly late November day for DIETRICH. Held at Drexel University, a business luncheon was followed by a trip outside into the mid 30’s temps to take the bold plunge into a very cold pool of water. “Geoff and I jumped together and we both agreed, the water took our breaths away! It was a lot of fun to see the business community come together. There were even a few SOPA athletes who were so inspired, they plunged a few times!” says Krista Koteles. The event beat their fundraising goal, bringing in close to $165,000. All funds raised will go to support the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania’s athletes and programs.
Rounding out the holiday season is DIETRICH’s Cookies for Kids’ Cancer annual holiday giving program. “We’ve developed a year-round program with cookies being sent to all new closed business, giving away cookie subscriptions at industry events and of course, our holiday gift program where we send cookies to our close partners. We receive so many thank you notes for the delicious cookies and for supporting a great program” says Koteles. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds for research to develop new, improved, & less toxic treatments for pediatric cancer.
DIETRICH’s website has a Philanthropy dedicated area which reads, “At the core of our business is our philanthropic efforts and relationships with local and national non-profit organizations.” Koteles adds,“While the season of giving is a very philanthropic time of year for us, our commitments to those in need continues all year long.”
To learn more about Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard: visit https://community-cupboard.org/
To learn more about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer: visit https://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org/
To learn more about SOPA: visit http://www.specialolympicspa.org/