D+R in Our Community

At D+R, everything we do is centered around a vision of a sustainable future. That vision extends beyond our corporate walls and into our community. We are proud to be active members of the community and believe it’s our duty to give back to the many diverse charities and volunteer projects in our area—all while keeping our carbon footprint in check.

In our 30+ years in business, D+R has provided financial and hands-on support to many local volunteer projects, including conducting an energy efficiency retrofit of the Maryland Ronald McDonald House, holding food drives and packing bags of food for DC Central Kitchen, helping Martha’s Table prepare food for distribution, providing holiday gifts for families served by Linkages to Learning, staffing dinner service at Shepherd’s Table, and donating furniture to A Wider Circle.

In the past two years, we have supported the following organizations:

AKC Reunite – Helps local Emergency Management provide animal care services immediately following a disaster

All Hands Volunteer – Addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and local communities

Arts for the Aging (AFTA) – Engages older adults in health improvement and life enhancement through the arts

Compassion for Animals – Provides education and support to raise awareness of our responsibility as stewards of this world and to create compassion for all animals

Casa Ruby – Provides bilingual and multicultural lifesaving services and programs to the most vulnerable in the LGBT community

Families of the Wounded Fund – Raises money and gives 100% of it to the families of combat-wounded service members

Fisher House – Provides military and veterans’ families a comfortable place to stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment at a military or VA hospital

Friends of Trees – Improves the urban tree canopy and restores sensitive natural areas in the Portland, OR, area

Hacienda CDC – Provides affordable housing, homeownership support, economic advancement, and educational opportunities to Latino families in the Portland, OR, area

HealthWell Foundation – Helps insured low-income patients with chronic and life-altering illnesses pay their share of prescription drug copayments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums so they can focus on getting better

Homes for Our Troops – Builds mortgage-free specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured veterans to enable them to rebuild their lives

International Refugee Center of Oregon (IRCO) – Promotes the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy, and inclusive multi-ethic society

L’Arche Greater Washington DC – Fosters community in homes for people with intellectual disabilities

Literacy Council of Montgomery County – Serves approximately 1,700 adults in Montgomery County, MD, each year through educational programs that strengthen English language proficiency, build life skills, and foster community involvement

Lorton Community Action Center – Provides a variety of services and programs to break the cycle of poverty and prevent homelessness

National Parks Foundation – Enriches America’s national parks and programs through the support of private citizens, park lovers, stewards of nature, history enthusiasts, and wilderness adventurers

Outside In – Helps homeless youth in the Portland, OR, area with varied support, including assistance with housing, education, employment, physical and mental health, and healthy food

Pathways DC – Provides home, health and hope to more than 3,000 individuals who are homeless or at risk for homelessness in Washington, DC

San Diego Renewable Energy Society – Promotes the education, adoption and advancement of renewable energy solutions while creating green jobs that facilitate its use in homes, educational institutions and commercial facilities across the region

Shepherd’s Table – Helps people in the Silver Spring, MD, area who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals, social services, medical support, clothing, and other assistance

So Others Might Eat – Helps people who are poor and homeless in the nation’s capital by providing food, clothing, and healthcare, as well as assisting with affordable housing, job training, and addiction counseling

Unidos Por Puerto Rico – Provides assistance to individuals and small businesses in Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricanes Irma and María

Washington Ice Dogs – Gives people with physical and developmental disabilities the chance to play the sport of ice hockey in an environment which is adapted to the level of ability which the athletes are able to participate

Washington Area Bicyclist Association – Promotes bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation; advocates for better bicycling conditions; and educates riders and motorists about safe bicycling

Weatherizers Without Borders – Fights energy inefficiency and energy poverty, improving the health, safety, comfort, and economy of families across the globe

A Wider Circle – Provides basic need items, education, and long-term support, including job training, mother-and-baby support, and public housing wellness to help individuals and families living in poverty in the Washington, DC, metro area

WINNERS Lacrosse – Makes learning and playing lacrosse available in the Washington, DC metro area to boys and girls (ages 5-14), in a safe and fun environment for kids to learn and grow

YMCA YouthLinks – Provides court- and child-welfare involved youth in Montgomery County, MD, with mentors for caring, consistent support