DLH is committed to demonstrating our company values in everything we do. We are always striving to attain the highest level of responsible citizenship as an industry leader in the Federal health and human services market. Acting on this pledge is essential to business growth, sustainability, and maintaining the respect of our stakeholders worldwide.
As a responsible corporate citizen, we actively contribute to advancing the quality of life in the communities where we live and work through our giving program DLH Cares. We currently support active duty military; veterans and service members; underserved children, families, and their communities; and at-risk populations.
DLH created our corporate giving program DLH Cares to address company social responsibility while promoting goodwill through volunteerism within the communities we serve. Since the program's inception, we have collaborated with numerous agencies whose missions closely align with our own. Our mission is to serve active duty military; veterans and their families; underserved children, families, and their communities; and at-risk populations. Since 2010, we have successfully provided support to these groups through employee volunteerism and donations.
Some of the past and present initiatives we have supported through DLH Cares include:
- Collection for Veterans in Leavenworth, Kansas
- Vettes to Vets in Bedford, Massachusetts
- Bingo for Veterans in Dallas, Texas
- Veterans Affairs Carnival at Alvin York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
- Veterans Walk on in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
- Bright Beginnings Holiday Giving in Silver Spring, Maryland
- Heroes for Hotdogs Festival in Atlanta, Georgia
- Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)
- VEO Clothing Drive in Atlanta, Georgia
- VEO Stand Down in Atlanta, Georgia
- VEO Stand Down Charleston, South Carolina
- Hero Health Hire
- Hope for the Warriors
National Window of Service
Each year, DLH employees across the Nation participate in our annual National Window of Service (NWS) volunteer service campaign. During this campaign, employees contribute, volunteer, and serve in a variety of ways to honor and give back to our veterans in the communities in which they work.
NWS kicks off on Patriot Day (September 11) and continues through Veterans Day (November 11). We offer this "Call to Duty" to all of our work sites and remote employees to get involved in a local initiative to help heal, house, and hire our veterans. As always, our DLH Cares team leads all NWS efforts, diligently planning activities that align with our initiatives to benefit veterans and service members; underserved children, families, and their communities; and at-risk populations.
Each year during our NWS campaigns, we provide a list of volunteer opportunities. We encourage staff to visit this page during the NWS to review and register for events that may be of interest.
2018 National Window of Service Events
September 10–end of October 2018
Event Name: Fisher House Foundation—Charleston
Location: Charleston CMOP, North Charleston, South Carolina
Description: The Charleston CMOP will set up a collection site in their lobby for donations to the local Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House provides lodging and meals to veterans' families visiting their loved ones at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.
Contact Person: Carol Atwater or Kathy Evans at 843–554–8844
September 11–November 11, 2018
Event Name: Smile for Vets
Location: CMOP Leavenworth Kansas, 5000 South 13th Street, Leavenworth, Kansas 66048
Description: CMOP Leavenworth is collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste for the residents of the Leavenworth Veterans Administration Domiciliary.
Contact Person: Tara Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 24–November 12, 2018
Event Name: Coat Drive
DLH Atlanta Location: Drop coats and jackets in the coat donation box at the Foxhole (proposal storage room).
DLH Silver Spring Location: Drop coats and jackets in any of the coat donation boxes on the 11th floor (kitchen and lobby) and 12th floor (lobby).
Description: The Veterans Empowerment Organization in Atlanta, Georgia, and the D.C. Veterans Administration Medical Center are in need of gently used coats and jackets. D.C.-based Hearts and Homes also needs coats for children and teenagers. Dry-cleaned coats are greatly appreciated!
Contact Person: Joy Trejo at email@example.com
September 29, 2018
Event Name: Bingo Games/Bake Cookies for Veterans
Location: Dallas Community Living Center Building, 4500 South Lancaster Road Dallas, Texas 75216
Time: 10 a.m.
Description: CMOP Dallas will host bingo games and cookie baking for veterans at the VA Hospital Community Living Center.
Volunteer RSVP Deadline: September 15, 2018
Contact Person: Jessica Sturgeon at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jujen (Dee) Yeh at email@example.com
September 30, 2018
Event Name: Vettes to Vets
Location: Edith Norse Memorial, Bedford VA Clinic, Bedford Massachusetts
Time: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Description: Volunteers will assist in setting up and breaking down the event, collecting donated items, and assisting resident veterans and escorting disabled veterans around the event.
Volunteer RSVP Deadline: September 29, 2018
Contact Person: Sean Thibodeau at firstname.lastname@example.org or Natalie Isaac at email@example.com
October 5, 2018
Event Name: VA Carnival at Alvin York Medical Center
Location: 3400 Lebanon Pike, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Description: Volunteers will assist with games, food, and supplies/gifts given to veterans during the carnival.
Contact Person: Connie Thomas at 615–394–0934
November 3, 2018
Event Name: American Heart Walk
Location: National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Time: 8:30 a.m.
To join the DLH Cares Team:
- Visit www.greaterwashingtonheartwalk.org
- Select "DLH Corporation" as your company from the list
- Complete the registration information and you're ready to begin recruiting walkers and fundraising!
- Click on DLH Cares and Choose "Join"
Contact Person: Joy Trejo at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 National Window of Service
Click on any of the stars in the following map to read more about the amazing work our volunteers did during our 2017 service events.
2016 National Window of Service
Click on any of the stars in the following map to read more about the amazing work our volunteers did during our 2016 service events.
2015 National Window of Service
In 2015, we made an impact totaling nearly $100,000, including donated items, sponsored events, and volunteer hours. Check out a recap of our 2015 Window of Service events.
2014 National Window of Service
DLH employees, family, and friends volunteered and served in a variety of volunteer events and donation drives. DLH is proud to say that our staff gave more than 800 volunteer hours in service to veterans. We have compiled a collection of photographs and highlights of the window of service events.
Atlanta VEO Event
On Saturday November 1, 2014 the Atlanta office as a part of the NWS initiative, organized a Heroes Hot Dog Festival for the residents of Atlanta's Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO). The Heroes Hot Dog Festival was an afternoon of food, carnival games, music, and raffle prizes. It was a huge success and will be an annual event to support our Nation's Veterans.
The VEO provides housing, treatment and recovery for addiction, healthy meals, and basic necessities, for homeless veterans as well as medical care, mental health counseling and life-skills training.