Recently, Duncan Aviation partnered with Raising Cane’s and organized a coat drive for the People’s City Mission of Lincoln, Nebraska. The drive resulted in 119 coat donations to keep others in the community warm this winter.
This is Duncan Aviation's first year partnering with Raising Cane's, which is in its eigth year running the coat drive. The goal is to raise 2,500 coats in 2014, and Duncan Aviation saw this as an opportunity to combine our green initiatives with our strong support of volunteerism in the community to help Raising Cane’s reach its goal.
Generous team members cleaned out their coat closets and brought in one or more coats in exchange for a Buy One Get One coupon from Raising Cane’s.
“Coats can be taken directly to all three Raising Cane's Lincoln, locations during the month of October, but many of our team members live out of town and don’t have the opportunity to drop off coats. Duncan Aviation made it convenient for team members to participate by collecting coats on-site,” says Kaela Paseka, lead graphics designer at Duncan Aviation and a member of the Green Team.
Four years ago Duncan Aviation brought a group of team members together from all across the company with the goal of researching and implementing "green" initiatives that will save energy and money, reduce waste and give precise focus to innovative efforts, as well as strategic priorities. As a group, they wanted not only to impact change while at work, but also to encourage change in the daily lives of all Duncan Aviation team members. Their message is that even small changes can have a large impact.
This year, Duncan Aviation's Green Team has devised a plan to remove Styrofoam cups from break rooms beginning in 2015 and will continue to provide education to team members on how to go green, find recycling locations, track down donation sites and brush up on recycling facts.