Dansko is committed to giving back to our community. Every employee is allotted 20 hours of paid time off per year to volunteer, which adds up to more then 1,000 hours devoted to helping local organisations. Our helping hands have planted trees and painted playgrounds; cleaned up highways and built houses; constructed oyster reefs and cooked meals for needy families. Not only do we pay our employees to volunteer, we also donate the equivalent of what they were paid for their volunteer hours to the organisations they help out.
We’re passionate about leaving the world a better place than we found it. If that means building another house, pass us the hammer and nails; if it means cooking another meal, hand us an apron!
In 2003, we launched the Dansko Foundation to inspire, support and facilitate charitable giving to not-for-profit community-based groups and local chapters of national organizations. To date, the Foundation has provided over half a million dollars to more than 80 not-for-profit organizations in and around Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley. This funding has helped provide meals, shelter, clothing, household goods and animal rescue services, as well as educational, therapeutic and recreational programs for children and adults. Additionally, employees can double the value of their charitable donations through the Foundation’s matching grants program.
The Foundation Board, which consists entirely of Dansko employees, meets quarterly to review grant proposals and distribute funds to qualifying organizations. Funding for the foundation is generated internally by proceeds from shoes sold in our Company Store, in West Grove, and from our online outlet business. If you’re in the area, please stop by. Your purchase will help those in need.