As a locally owned company, Dymon believes in building the communities that build us.
As a business, each year Dymon sponsors a multitude of charities, not-for-profits and fundraising events in the Ottawa community including Make-A-Wish Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa Mission and more. In addition, Dymon encourages employees to get involved in the community, and assists them with Dymon’s Employee Giving Program. This program matches donations to registered charities on a 1:1 basis, as well as pay for registration fees or minimum personal donations required for employees to participate in walks, runs, rides or other sports activities to raise money for health related charities in Canada.
Dymon is proud to be a key sponsor for the Shoe Bank Canada Ottawa Chapter. All of our locations serve as drop off points for donations of pre-loved shoes. In 2017, over 30,000 pairs of shoes were collected through various collection campaigns and events in our community for distribution to those less fortunate in our community and abroad. In addition, Dymon provides storage facilities to sort and store the donated shoes prior to distribution. Some of the recipients this year include: Suits His Style, Dress For Success, The Parkdale Food Centre, The Ottawa Mission, a children’s school in Kugaaruk, Nunavut and towards underprivileged youth programs through Sole Responsibility.Learn More About Shoe Bank Canada
In 2017, for the 5th year in row, Dymon acted at the official drop-off location at all 8 of our Dymon Storage facilities for the All That Glam fundraising initiative. Beginning October until mid-November, All That Glam collects donated gently-used jewelry and handbags from the community and resells the pieces at a one-day sale in November to raise money needed to fund a breakfast program in Nunavut. To date, All That Glam has donated over $100,000 to Sakku School in Coral Harbour.Learn More About All That Glam
There are 20 communities in the Kabarore region of Burundi with a population of over 37,700 people, but only about 20% of households in the communities have access to clean water. As a result, families and especially, children, regularly struggle with debilitating sickness. In order to overcome these life-threatening challenges due to obscure and infected water sources, Food For The Hungry Canada and the communities of Kabarore have set a goal of capping 20 unprotected, natural springs over the next few years.
Every year, Dymon supports a fundraising opportunity tied to its holiday celebrations. In 2017, together with its team of employees, partners and suppliers, Dymon raised over $48,000 dollars that were directed to Food For The Hungry’s Clean Water project in Burundi.Click To Learn More
Over the next few years, the creation of the Dymon Foundation will be the culmination of a major corporate philanthropy goal of Dymon’s owners – Glen Luckman and Brent Wilson. The Dymon Foundation will be focused on contributing 50% of Dymon’s value creation over time back to the community. This will be done through a variety of means including things such as building assisted retirement living housing and low income housing. This goal of pouring resources back into the community is what drives everything Dymon does as a company.
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