The Local Community, Charities and a Basic Principle...
It's no secret that over the course of the past several years, DSi has experienced a great deal of success and we are deeply grateful to both our clients and vendor-partners alike for their continued support of DSi.
We firmly believe that with great success comes great responsibility. This responsibility extends beyond the walls of our offices and exceeds the boundaries of our industry. It demands that we take a portion of our success and willingly pass it to those less fortunate. Whether it's time, talent, labor or money, there are those in need and we try to help.
DSi employees are encouraged to seek participation outside the company in community, industry and charitable organizations that can use their diverse talents to solve problems or render aid.
Official DSi corporate sponsored charities:
|Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund • (JDRF is an official DSi corporate sponsored charity) The JDRF has a simple mission statement: Dedicated to finding a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. For 2003 DSi was the presenting Traverse City sponsor for the "Walk to Cure Diabetes" raising over $58,000.00.|
|March of Dimes • (One DSi staff member is Chairman of the local Board of Directors and an additional staff member also serves on the board) A well known and respected organization, March of Dimes is dedicated to ending birth defects through education and research.|
|Women's Resource Center • The Traverse Area Woman's Resource Center provides aid, council and shelter to women and children in domestic violence situations. The ultimate purpose of the resource center is to eventually reunite families into a loving and caring family unit. Short of that, the resource center maintains secret ‘safe houses' for the protection of the victims and teaches needed skills to those people who will likely never reunite.|
|Penrickton Center for Blind Children • Penrickton Center for Blind Children is a unique, private non-profit agency, providing five-day residential, day care, and consultation/evaluation services to blind, multi-disabled children ages one through twelve. Each program is individually designed to promote independence in all aspects of daily living.|
|In addition to the above organizations, DSi employees are involved in the following groups:|
|Zonta International • (DSi staff member is on the Board of Directors, an additional staff member is the committee chairmen for the JDRF) Zonta provides service at the global and local level to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women as well as the advancement of understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of executives in business and the professions.|
|Jaycees • (DSi staff member is the Chairman of the Board & Individual / International Development V.P.) The goal of the Jaycees is to provide leadership training through community service for individuals between the ages of 21 and 39.|
|Rotary Club International • Their motto is Service Above Self. This organization is the world's first service club. Rotary International is in the final steps to eradicate polio through their Polio Plus program. Polio outbreaks are now confined to small areas of India, Africa and the Middle East. Rotary makes local grants and scholarships available.|
|Junior Achievement • Is guided by the basic beliefs of integrity, respect, and excellence. They educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives.|
|DSi also promotes the local arts through the Encore Society of Music, Old Town Playhouse, Traverse Symphony Orchestra, The Traverse City Opera House and the Sweet Adelines (The Sweet Adelines in addition to giving their regular concerts and encouraging youth in music, this local group supports women's charities and gives free concerts for seniors who love the old four-part harmony songs.) DSi is also a proud sponsor of Traverse City's annual National Cherry Festival.|
Industry specific groups that DSi supports and/or holds memberships include: CLM (Council of Logistics Management), ACCA (Air Courier Conference of America), ECA (Express Carriers Association - DSi staff member is on Board of Directors), MCAA (Messenger Courier Association of the Americas) and the Northern Michigan Ad Club (DSi staff member is on the Board of Directors.)