Staff Contributions

Meet CJ, a member of the DPP family!CJ a Special Olympian

CJ is a laid-back, happy-go-lucky teenager who likes the outdoors. Floating in the pool is a favorite activity. He loves music: making it, listening to it, and bopping along with it.

CJ has been a participant in the Special Olympics since elementary school. One of the events he participates in is track. Last year was the first year CJ completed his track event without the use of a gait trainer. He crossed the finish line holding the hand of his physical therapist.

As the son of one of our employees, CJ joins us on many of our company gatherings. He is a reminder to us all of how important it is to support programs like Special Olympics in our community.

2019 Jeans for Charity Campaign:

If it’s Monday through Thursday, and you see one of our staff members wearing jeans, you’re also seeing a contribution to a charitable organization. We pay to wear jeans to work. Jean money is collected at the end of the month, and distributed to designated charities. These are the charities we are focusing on in 2019.

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • Gary Sinise Foundation
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Families Helping Families (an initiative of Palmetto Project)

Palmetto Project’s Families Helping Families:

In November and December, we participate in Palmetto Project’s Families Helping Families program by sponsoring a Midlands family.

Charitable organizations who have received our support:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross (Haiti, Chile Relief)
  • Angels of Charity
  • Children’s Chance (school supplies)
  • Disabled American Vets (DAV)
  • Families Helping Families (an initiative of Palmetto Project)
  • Harvest Hope Food Bank
  • Healthy Learners
  • Humane Society
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
  • McLeod Hospice House
  • March of Dimes
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Providence Heart Hospital Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
  • Pawmetto Lifeline
  • Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
  • Sistercare
  • S.C. Autism Fund
  • Special Olympics South Carolina
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • Woodyard Fund
  • Wounded Warrior Project

Community Relations