DHC COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
There's an idea that a job can be more than an income and can impact more than oneself. For DHC, this idea becomes reality because our employees have a natural inclination to think outside themselves and care for others. Throughout our individual stories, one theme continues to emerge: we have all been the recipients of incredible generosity at one point in our lives, whether it was time, money or other support that someone was willing to give freely. Generosity is contagious. After seeing the impact it can have, we firmly believe DHC has a part to play in giving back.
At DHC, we try to create and support opportunities for our employees to be involved with the community around us, beyond the impact we have in our industry. As a company, our desire is to further an employee's impact by partnering with them in their generosity. We've been able to do this in many ways, whether through giving our time by apple picking and packaging food for local food banks, or through financial support via our scholarship program and Giving Tuesday donation matching. We love it when our people bring new ideas of generosity to the table because we don't want to stop with what we have done - there is always more to do.
WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES THINK
We do so much work all around the country but rarely get to do work in our own backyard, so it’s great to also have the opportunity to give back locally through DHC.
It’s important to me that DHC plays a role in our communities because everything we do, as individuals and as professionals, whether we’d like to believe it or not, has a direct or indirect impact on our community. So for me, it’s important that the company I associate myself with doesn’t negatively impact the communities that we’re all a part of.
It is wonderful to be a part of a team that genuinely wants to leave positive ripples in the world. DHC leadership is quick to support new ideas related to community contribution which empowers employees to take action in the causes they are passionate about.
Through the DHC Giving Tuesday donation match, I’ve literally been able to double my impact to organizations I deeply care about whether it’s my local church or food bank, or small businesses that make positive contributions to our community. It’s also allowed us employees to share our interests and passions with each other so that we can connect with each other on a deeper level and even contribute to each other’s causes.
While DHC provides the best engineering services in our industry, which directly impacts the clients we work with now economically, I feel it is the impact of bettering our neighbors and world that empowers future generations to make lasting advances in higher standards of living and global improvement. It is this level of dedication and responsibility that makes all areas of life better. For me, this is the highest calling and accentuates DHC’s core values.
It is vital to form a positive impact on our communities as we strive to help others grow and succeed. I’m proud to be part of such a phenomenal firm offering our resources and expertise such that more people attain the opportunity to fulfill their passions while being supported. We do so by volunteering in our local neighborhoods, donating to numerous charitable causes, and providing financial assistance to future generations of students. DHC’s philanthropy empowers us to assist during someone’s time of need by listening and learning continuously from others.