As an agency that cares deeply about its community, Two Rivers Marketing has integrated giving back into our workplace culture. Because when we support meaningful causes in our neighborhoods, we can drive real change and improve the places we live and work.
“At Two Rivers, we believe that our community gets stronger when we work together to make an impact in someone’s life,” explains Jill VanDerPol, director of agency and community initiatives. “As a company, it’s important to us to give back and give our associates ample opportunities to do the same.”
In 2022, we had the privilege to partner with a variety of nonprofit organizations throughout the Des Moines metro. Join us as we take a look back on this year’s initiatives and efforts.
Giving Back to Propel Our Community Forward
While the holiday season is a time of giving, our generous associates work together to make a difference in our community all year long. Throughout 2022, we took on pro bono and in-kind work for such organizations as Special Olympics Iowa and JDRF.
“I’ve had multiple opportunities to design materials for the JDRF Hope Gala. Each time, it has been an incredibly rewarding experience to see the event come to life,” says Emily Shendelman, associate creative director. “This cause is near and dear to my heart as we lost my mother-in-law to Type 1 Diabetes, and I am so honored to be a part of this local effort.”
Associates also support organizations and causes they care about through volunteer time off (VTO). Popular choices include Furry Friends Refuge and Habitat for Humanity.
“I am proud to work for a company that values charitable giving through monetary contributions, as well as through its associates’ time and talents,” says Anna VandeVenter, digital experience director. “Our volunteer time off program has not only enabled but encouraged and inspired me to give back to the organizations that make our community a better place to live, work, and play.”