Every year in March, the DS2 team hosts a canned food drive within the company to provide for our local neighborhoods through donation to Sharing & Caring of Okaloosa County. This amazing charity provides financial and food assistance to local families in need, and with the increase in unemployment from the COVID-19 pandemic, their services are vital to our community.
DS2’s goal for this year’s drive was to focus on foods that were highly-requested by local food banks, and the team had fun gathering over 200 essentials for Sharing & Caring! Over the month of March, our employees donated 133 cans and 92 non-perishable foods. Items were dropped off directly to Sharing & Caring in Niceville, and though the associated Hunger Run 5K was cancelled this year due to inclement weather, all proceeds went to the foundation.
Giving back to our community is an important aspect at DS2. We work hard to achieve this through our core values, and we believe building a stronger community is the right thing to do. We are currently growing our Kindness Works program to continue to exemplify these values every day, so be on the lookout for more exciting things to come!
Throughout the months of March & April, members of DS2 collected and donated goods that are needed and essential to the Sharing & Caring Niceville operation, including canned goods, dry goods, and monetary funds. Sharing & Caring of Niceville is a non-profit organization that provides food, essential items, and assistance to families in need in the Niceville, Valparaiso, and Choctaw Bay communities.
DS2 co-sponsors the 2019 Annual Hunger Run 5K hosted by Bluewater Fitness held on Saturday, April 6, 2019.
DS2 proudly sponsors and participates in the Hunger Run 5k, hosted by Bluewater Fitness, held on April 30, 2022. This year, the theme was “Sock it to Hunger”, encouraging race participants to wear wild and crazy socks in celebration.
This national recognition demonstrates our commitment as a company to our Core Values and workplace culture focusing on a healthy work/life balance. We are honored to be recognized by our employees as a supportive workplace they are proud to be a part of.
On February 13th, DS2 attended the All You Need is Love and a Good Teammate event as a Bronze Sponsor, in support of the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast.
The DS2 team proudly sponsored and supported our local area’s First Responders’ Appreciation Day on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The event was held at the Emerald Coast Science Center for our first responders and their immediate family members. First responders were in attendance from all of our local departments.