As our company grows and thrives, we are committed to positively impacting our communities and providing support to help them flourish. To support this commitment our charitable efforts are focused solely on two areas – youth development and hunger.
The majority of our employees are under the age of 18 and we would like to better their lives before and during their employment. As such, we support organizations that are working to teach the following skills: literacy, leadership, communication, responsibility, and resourcefulness.
We believe magic happens when people and food come together. We also believe everyone should enjoy this simple pleasure, so we will support organizations who aim to create this opportunity whenever and wherever possible. More specifically, we give to groups that provide food for those affected by hunger.
On an annual basis we offer substantial contributions to a handful of organizations. This enables the selected organizations to make larger impacts on the populations they serve, while enabling Dion’s to take a stand and make a difference on youth development and hunger.
Over the next several months we will be highlighting the organizations we have selected to support this year. We would like to start by featuring Horizons. Horizons is a non-profit organization offering enrichment programs to transform the lives of students caught in the achievement gap – giving them the tools and support to become successful and confident college-bound students. (Watch this compelling video that explains how the achievement gap widens each school year.) “Horizons National programs provide long-term deep engagement to low-income public school students. The hands-on approach is designed to fuel a life-long passion for learning, using a blend of high-quality academics with arts, sports, cultural enrichment, and confidence-building challenges, particularly swimming.” If you would like to learn more about Horizons Albuquerque, please click here.
Dion’s has already selected the groups we will be supporting this year and will not be accepting any new community support requests. As we consider organizations for future giving opportunities, we will reach out to those organizations personally.
We are grateful to all organizations that do great work in a wide range of need-based areas in the communities we serve.