Giving back is at the core of who we are as a company and associates.
Stewards of our communities
We take to heart two deeply held convictions of our co-founder Horace Hagedorn: “Find a need and fill it,” and “You must give something back.” Beyond lifting up others, volunteerism fosters teamwork, leadership and skill development.
We empower our people to support causes that mean the most to them. Our Give Back to Gro program provides two paid days off annually for nonprofit volunteering. The reach is far and wide.
Justin brings gardens to an urban food desert
“Some of the students didn’t know that a tomato comes from a seed or where food comes from. And they’ve never seen vegetables grow.”
Food for the less fortunate
Our associates plant and tend to gardens that produce bountiful harvests of fresh food for the local pantry.
Throughout our company, we support causes big and small, from disaster relief to fighting cancer and heart disease. When we step up, we go all in.
American Heart Association
The Central Ohio Heart Walk supports science in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Our walkers have been the top fundraiser.
This annual event backs cancer research. Associates are motivated to ride for a cure, raising more than $300,000.