Freightliner dealership’s ‘Jeans for Charity’ nearing third year
In January 2011 the accounting and human resource departments of Stoops Freightliner, along with employees of Stoops NationaLease, came up with an idea that employees could swap out their workpants with jeans every Friday for a donation of $2 per week.
At the end of each quarter, participating employees can place the name of a charitable organization into a hat and a name is pulled from the hat and the money collected for that quarter – along with a matching amount from Stoops Freightliner – is sent to the organization.
Over the years, the benefciaries have included Southside Animal Shelter; Dove Recovery House; Big Brothers/Big Sisters; United Christmas Services (adopted a family and provided Christmas gifts and dinner for them); The Refuge; Wounded Warrior Fund; Susan G. Komen for the Cure; St. Baldrick’s Kids with Cancer; and F.A.C.E. Clinic.
On occasion, staff will decide to use the collected funds to help a the family of a Stoops employee stricken by crisis.