While giving generously is not new to our associates, the 2020 coronavirus pandemic is shining a spotlight on employees finding compassionate, creative ways to help others.
One company-wide campaign has paved the way for numerous associates to join the giving: D.A. Davidson’s campaign benefits The Salvation Army, which focuses on helping people in poverty or without homes. Employees have donated approximately $10,000 to the organization’s COVID-19 response, and D.A. Davidson has provided matching funds.
Professionals in various offices, from Montana to Washington, have felt inspired to provide meals for healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic battle. A financial advisor described a gift of pizza as one designed to alleviate stress and bring a smile, “if even for just a few moments, before getting back to work keeping our community safe.”
When Kathie Robbins, a D.A. Davidson IT professional, learned some of her colleagues couldn’t find face masks, she didn’t hesitate to create them. She has spent hours sewing and donating masks for co-workers in her home state of Oregon and six other states. Kathie, who normally designs and sews quilts, said she was energized by the work and “grateful I was able to help in my own small way.”
During this unprecedented time, we salute Kathie and our many other colleagues who support others with their generosity.