We recently announced that San Francisco Business Times included Landis in its Top 100 businesses in the Bay Area Corporate Philanthropy list. In our last blog, Landis President Sean Dowdall and Founder David Landis discussed business’s role in fostering and supporting the communities in which our clients, community and family live.
In 2020, we celebrated Landis’s 30th anniversary by donating $300 to nonprofits that are part of our team’s communities and support causes close to their hearts. In 2022, we’re upping the donations to $320.
Below is part one of our list of nonprofits our team and we are proud to support:
It’s pretty scary to be a woman these days, so I earmarked my $320 Landis donation to be sent to the National Women’s Law Center. They’re a well-regarded (top marks on Charity Navigator!) group of advocates, experts, and lawyers who fight for gender justice, taking on issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. They drive change in the courts, in public policy, and in our society, especially for women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. I’m hoping we can all create change – finally – for women and their right to healthcare. It’s especially important to me to do what I can to support women as I watch my daughter grow with fewer rights than I had at her age. We haven’t come a long way, baby…
Milo Foundation, located in Richmond, California, provides a second chance to California’s unhoused pets, including rescuing as many animals at high-kill shelters as they can. Milo Foundation also rehabilitates pets that are not adoptable and educates the public about what it means to be a responsible pet owner. The rescue center places pets in a home that will love and care for them for the rest of their life.
I chose to donate to Milo Foundation because it has been a big part of my life in the last couple of years. It all started with my aunt deciding to foster a mother husky and her puppies – the husky mom went on to become my pup and best companion, Indie. My aunt has fostered several dogs for them since Indie (including her “foster fail,” Lena), and I’ve helped her provide her foster dogs with basic training using positive reinforcement until they found their new homes. I soon plan on following in her footsteps by fostering at this wonderful organization. Over the years, we’ve had four furry family members join our “pack” from Milo Foundation. We are forever grateful to Milo Foundation for helping our dogs find a forever home in us.
I don’t know one person who hasn’t felt the pinch at the grocery store with the cost of food and needed items skyrocketing over the last couple of years. For those who can afford groceries and eating out, there are many more who can’t even afford to put a nutritious meal on the table for themselves, their families, or their children. In fact, more than 33 million people, including five million children, are food insecure, according to the USDA. That’s why I donated my $320 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano (foodbankccs.org). The Food Bank helps with one of life’s basic needs – healthy food. One in six residents in Contra Costa and Solano counties rely on the food bank for emergency and supplemental food. It provides more than 3,500,000 meals monthly (50% of that being fresh produce) to 250,000 people each month and rescues more than 4,500,000 lbs. of food waste annually. These meals keep kids’ stomachs full, so they can concentrate in school, and adults don’t have to worry about where their own or their child’s next meal will come from. The next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up a can or two of food or purchase a ready-made bag of groceries to be donated directly to your local food bank.
Over the next few posts, we’ll continue to share the organizations that help us build our communities and celebrate Landis’s 32 anniversary.