The Douglas Company’s Adopt-a-Family Gift Drive makes the holidays brighter for area families unable to buy essentials and gifts this holiday season. The holidays can be a challenging time of year for families and children who have been struggling.
The Douglas Company and their associates are doing their part to change this for some families in partnership with Family House to make a difference in the community by “adopting” local families for the holiday season and providing them with gifts and meals.
"We are overjoyed to be able to support the local community in this way," said Nikki Depner, Marketing Coordinator of The Douglas Company. “Our associates came together to make this a very special holiday for several local families who needed our help. Giving back to our local community has always been a priority of The Douglas Cares Program, and it is a pleasure to extend the holiday spirit to... Read More >
The Douglas Company, a General Contractor in Holland, Ohio, recently donated $2,100 in food donations to the Nightingales Harvest food pantry in Toledo, Ohio. The donation was made in honor of Brian McCarthy, a well-loved executive of the company who lost his battle with cancer this year.
This year the annual food drive was conducted virtually through team member's monetary donations. The donations allowed us to purchase in bulk the most-needed food items that will soon find their way into the kitchens of Toledo-area cancer patients and their families.
"The Douglas Company understands the importance of a local organization that provides food access for people in need. The donation is just one of many the company makes to charities and non-profit organizations through our Douglas Cares Program," said Nikki Lopez, Marketing Coordinator at the Douglas Company. "Our team proud to support Nightingales Harvest and their initiatives in providing food, hope,... Read More >
The Douglas Company team volunteered at Family House over the holidays to bring a little holiday cheer. The day started off doing a holiday craft with the children to give their parents for Christmas, followed by a nacho bar for approximately 65 residents and a fun-filled movie party, including popcorn, candy bags, and hot cocoa to wrap up our day.
Family House is a homeless shelter that focuses on keeping families together during their time of need. The goal of Family House is to help families in their time of crisis find permanent housing, help them regain control over their lives, and reclaim their independence through education, community resources, and compassion. Family Houses serves more than 700 families annually in Northwest Ohio.
"Volunteering at Family House was a very humbling experience. It makes you stop and realize to appreciate the things we sometimes take for granted. You never know when a random... Read More >
The Douglas Company held its 2nd annual food drive, collecting 1,580 pounds of nonperishable food and 2,776 lbs. of water, which we had the pleasure of donating to support Providence Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry in Holland, Ohio.
"We are very happy with the success of the event and extremely grateful for the thoughtful donations from our employees to help fight hunger in our community,” said Gayle Ashbridge, Director of People Development of The Douglas Company.
Providence Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry
The mission of the Providence Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry is to eliminate hunger in our community and surrounding areas by acquiring and distributing food to those in need of assistance. Envision a community in which everyone has access to sufficient and nutritious food. The generosity of individuals helps to support the Providence Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry. According to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, one in six people and one in four... Read More >
Right before the Christmas holiday, the employees of The Douglas Company donated a heaping 1,860 pounds of non-perishable food and cleaning items to The Family House of Toledo. The Douglas Company initiated a food drive challenge amongst the departments for the campaign, “It has been to get rather competitive around here, and the challenge fit our group well,” said Andrew Sokol, Estimator at The Douglas Company.
The Family House is truly a unique homeless shelter because the whole family can stay together. The average age of a homeless child is four, and right now, 65 kids live within these walls at Family House, the second-largest family homeless shelter in Ohio. “We are feeding approximately 131 people three times a day, so you can imagine how much food we go through.” said Renee Palacios, Executive Director of Family House.” “This is by far the largest food donation we have received in the... Read More >