01.16.2020

DLS Philanthropy Plans For 2020

Among the important values that Diplomatic Language Services holds, the integration of a Philanthropy Plan is a significant core value of our business and company culture. In fact, in 2017, we decided to adopt Salesforce’s integrated 1-1-1 philanthropic model, which is implemented by committing 1% of equity, 1 % of employee time, and 1% of product to support integrating philanthropic efforts into our business. So, it comes with great pride that we have an initiative in place for us to volunteer our time, donate money, and participate in community events. Read on to learn about our Philanthropy Plan for 2020!

DLS Adopt-A-Highway, October 2019
Where We’ve Been

In the year 2019, DLS participated in a variety of philanthropic activities throughout the entire year. For example, we cleaned up trash along our stretch of Route 50 while participating in Adopt-a-Highway in both April and October. Additionally, we raised over $2.3k for breast cancer awareness at our Susan G. Komen Bake Sale and also held a Soup & Bread Sale where we raised over $720 for the 2019 MS 150 Ride. In addition to volunteering our time, we also donated more than 1% of DLS’s equity to the following organizations:

  • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • City Dogs Rescue
  • Fisher House
  • Global Center for Refugee Education and Science
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Lifting Hands International
  • Paper Airplanes
  • Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • United We Dream
  • US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
  • Wolf Trap Animal Rescue
  • Word Dance Theatre
DLS Soup & Bread Sale, March 2019
Where We’re Going

Looking ahead, we certainly have many exciting opportunities to give back to our community in 2020. It will be our first year celebrating World Kindness Day! The year 2020 will be our fourth year of implementing the 1-1-1 model and we are looking forward to the following returning events:

  • Soup & Bread Sale to support MS research
  • National Walking Day
  • Adopt-a-Highway Cleanups
  • Bike to Work Day
  • MS150 Bike Ride: Chesapeake Challenge
  • Susan G. Komen Bake Sale

For more information about DLS’s commitment to community service and volunteer opportunities, please contact our Human Resources Department at hr@dlsdc.com.

Diplomatic Language Services Susan G. Komen Bake Sale

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