“I respect generosity in people, and I respect it in companies too, I don’t look at it as philanthropy; I see it as an investment in the community.”–Paul Newman
“We have to give our fellow citizens, not only within each nation but in the global community, at least a chance to share in our prosperity.” –Kofi Annan
We, at Friedman’s Home Improvement, are big believers in giving back to our community. When you give back, everyone wins. You win because you feel good about helping others. The non-profit organizations and charities feel good because they’re providing valuable services to others. The recipients of those services win because they can regain their footing and walk down the path towards a better life. That’s the cycle of giving.
Friedman’s believes in helping others, and here are some of the groups we donate our time, money, and resources to:
Celebrate Community–As part of this program, Friedman’s offers donated advertising space to local non-profits and charities to advertise or promote their organization.
Schools Plus–Friedman’s supports both the Schools Plus Telethon and hosts the Annual Friedman’s Home Improvement Golf Tournament benefiting Schools Plus.
Hands Across the County–Friedman’s is the corporate sponsor of the program and our Team Members volunteer during their workdays.
Rebuilding Together–Friedman’s Team Members volunteer their time and skill at this once-a-year workday. All materials provided by Friedman’s are offered at a discount.
Red Cross–Thanks to help from Team Members and customers, Friedman’s raised over $20,000 to aid in the Hurricane response of 2005.
Community Smart–Friedman’s is proud to be the only home improvement center participating in this program, both in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.
The Ukiah Senior Center–Friedman’s donated new windows to upgrade the appearance of Bartlett Hall. In addition, Friedman’s donates discontinued product to the Senior Center for them to sell in their thrift store.
FFA and 4-H–Friedman’s purchases lambs raised by local youth to support the growth of the agricultural community. The funds raised by the youth go to pay for their education, and the meat is donated by Friedman’s to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and Plowshares of Ukiah.
If you’d like to help others while you shop for yourself, come visit us at one of our Santa Rosa, Sonoma, or Ukiah stores, or at Friedman’s online. Friedman’s Home Improvement, where you’ll get the lowest price and local advice