An important, fun, and personally rewarding part of what we do at Frame USA doesn’t have anything to do with manufacturing or selling wood picture frames or doing anything else related to frames. It’s our company charity initiatives. Our founder and CEO Dan Regenold has integrated a culture of giving into our company makeup.
We have a Charity of the Month featured on our website home page to support mostly national charities, and we support local charities through our warehouse outlet store. Dan’s favorite local charity is the Healing Center, an organization that serves many members of our community who need help.
The most fun we had with a charity drive during this last year might have been participating in the “Pie in the Face” event in April, but the biggest drive of the year was “Fill the Truck” during December. That was fun, too, especially since we filled a whole trailer truck with donations for the Healing Center for the second year in a row and received many donations to help other charities this year with ten additional trucks at different locations.
Our company tries to make charity events fun for us, and we have a lot of fun with them. But the most personally rewarding part is the feeling that, besides doing our jobs, we get a chance to do something to help people in need.
On January 18, we received an additional benefit from our charity initiatives—a dose of public recognition. Frame USA was honored to receive the Medical Mutual 2012 Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business during a banquet held at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown.
As members of the Frame USA team, we want to thank all our customers, friends, vendors, and other businesses who helped us Fill the Trucks and donated to our other charity drives during the year. We couldn’t accomplish much without your help. And thanks to Medical Mutual and Smart Business, too, for the much appreciated recognition.
But speaking of doing our jobs, it’s time to get back to work. It’s time to take care of our customers who want to buy picture frames. We enjoy doing our best at that, too!