Do it Best Corp. is involved in many causes that benefit the communities we serve.
Do it Best Corp. has been involved for many years with Big Brothers Big Sisters, particularly in the Lunch Buddy program. Do it Best Corp. president emeritus Don Wolf was a co-founder of the Northeast Indiana chapter of BBBS. Both Don Wolf and Do it Best Corp. president emeritus Mike McClelland have served on BBBS’s national board of directors, as has Bob Taylor, our current president and CEO. Click here to visit the BBBS web site.
Do it Best Corp. has long been a strong supporter of the United Way. Our staff participate in annual pledge drives to help fund the organization’s endeavors. The United Way partners with community groups and volunteers to help children, families, seniors, and people with disabilities improve their lives by helping to meet their basic and emergency needs. Click here to learn more about the United Way.
Junior Achievement helps young people understand the economics of life through hands-on experience. JA brings the real world to students, opening young minds to their potential. Many Do it Best Corp. employees donate time and effort to helping today’s youth better understand today’s business environment, either by serving on the local board or by working as volunteer teachers. Do it Best Corp. also sponsors the Do it Best® store in the Fort Wayne Exchange City program, a miniature town in which local youth elect a mayor and operate businesses. Click here
to learn more about Junior Achievement.
In 1989, Do it Best Corp. president emeritus Don Wolf founded the Study Connection program, a volunteer-based effort that provides tutoring and mentoring for young people in need. This nationally acclaimed program is now being duplicated in communities across America. For one hour each week during the school year, Do it Best Corp. staff volunteers meet one-on-one with local elementary school students identified by their teachers as needing extra assistance. Each year, teachers and volunteers nominate outstanding student participants for Don Wolf awards. Do it Best Corp. has long supported the growth and development of this program, and we offer our Fort Wayne facility for on-site education. Click here
to learn more about the Study Connection program.
The Start! Heart Walk is a non-competitive walking event to benefit the American Heart Association. Participants in local walks around the country raise funds for heart disease and stroke research and education. 150 Do it Best Corp. staff, along with family members and friends, participate each year, raising tens of thousands of dollars in pledges. Click here
to learn more about the American Heart Walk.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a team event that raises money for the American Cancer Society’s research and education efforts. Do it Best Corp. employees from both corporate headquarters and our retail service centers have participated in local Relay for Life events for many years. Click here
to learn more about Relay for Life.
In 2004, Do it Best Corp. selected Habitat for Humanity as our cause of choice. Habitat’s mission is to eliminate substandard housing around the world by providing decent, affordable shelter for those in need. Click here
to visit the Habitat for Humanity web site.