Giving of both time, resources and funds, we support charitable programs that make our hometown an even better place to live. We are proud of the enormous volunteer work carried out by the entire Dragas team and each employee's dedication to creating a stronger community. See some of the ways we've given back below.
Our Most Recent Undertakings
$50,000 contributed to ForKids’ Annual Art Auction
As part of our “year of giving back” initiative to celebrate 50 years in business, The Dragas Companies made a Capstone Contribution of $50,000 to ForKids’ Annual Art Auction, helping the local non-profit toward its goal of building two new centers that will serve 62,000 area residents each year. This marks the fifth year Dragas has served as title sponsor of the ForKids Art Auction.
Girls on the Run Family 5K
Fifty girls from Title 1 schools (those with high percentages of children from low-income families) got a new pair of running shoes courtesy of The Dragas Companies. When we launched the local branch of The Girls on the Run Family 5K event 12 years ago, 34 girls took part. This year, more than 12,000 girls participated.
The Rosemont Road Unit of the Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Virginia Boys
To encourage reading among the 260 children attending this summer’s program, we donated 50 summer reading kits to the Boys and Girls Club. “Our staff was passionate about their favorite book series, so we built our list around their recommendations,” said Sally Horvath, VP of Sales and Marketing.
Summer Sleepaway Camper Kits
Everything needed for a summer sleepaway is in each of the 50 camping kits we donated to ForKids Inc., a local nonprofit fighting homelessness. “Instead of spending their summers in shelters,” said Thaler McCormick, CEO of ForKids. “This gift helps help us show our kids there is so much possibility in the world."