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. By mid-May, employees had donated approximately $10,000 to the organization’s COVID-19 response, with donations still rolling in.
Professionals in some branch offices have been inspired to give to healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic battle. These branches have donated a number of pizzas for healthcare workers in Montana and Washington state. A financial advisor described the gift 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.