Finnin Ford is committed to community involvement and over the years has had the opportunity to partner with several outstanding community organizations that continually impact the lives of friends and families nearby. Through volunteering hours, special events, services provided, and fundraising donations, we’ve been fortunate enough to contribute to organizations such as Hillcrest Family Services, Mentor Dubuque, Resources Unite, Maria House, Theresa Shelter, Dubuque Food Pantry, Shop With A Cop, Dubuque Regional Humane Society, St. Mark’s, and Western Dubuque Booster Club, just to name a few!
This month we’re focused on Mentor Dubuque, the mentorship arm of Hillcrest Family Services, a non-profit organization that assists children, adults, and families in need of help. Hillcrest Family Services builds confidence in hundreds of people and families, and over the last five years has helped over 167,000 people live better lives by providing adoption, residential care, education and a boarding school for troubled youth, mental health counseling for adults and adolescents, and health and wellness to all in need. Mentor Dubuque is an impactful program as students who regularly meet with a mentor are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and less likely to use drugs or alcohol.
Finnin employees will have the opportunity to wear jeans to work on “Friday Jeans Days” the next four weeks to raise funds for Mentor Dubuque. How it works: Employees wishing to go casual for a cause will pay $5 each Friday for the privilege of wearing their favorite pair of denim jeans all day long. Every dollar they donate will be collected and given to Mentor Dubuque to assist families in need. Just $5 is all it takes to make a difference in the lives of local families here in our community that may need a helping hand.
In addition, we’ll also be sponsoring and supporting Mentor Dubuque’s largest fundraiser, Bowl Dubuque. This event raises over half of the annual budget for Mentor Dubuque. We’re event registering a few bowling teams to participate! We at Finnin have the desire to promote the well-being, health, and safety of our communities, and believe that impactful philanthropy can help to elevate our communities into vibrant, supportive networks of businesses and neighbors. Watch for our employees participating in fun $5 jeans days, as well as our special Winnin’ with Finnin acts of kindness!
Join us April 12th at Creslanes Bowling to support Bowl Dubuque. Contact Kalyn Decker for more information Kalyn.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 563-845-0768