Every December, each employee of 212 Media Studios receives a second Christmas bonus with instructions to donate it to a non-profit of his or her choice. Why? Because supporting our community and helping others is part of our ethos. In fact, this opportunity to give back has become a favorite holiday tradition in our office.

 

Marketing Strategist and Director of Social Media Dustin Hickle has decided to support local non-profit Raise the Dough, which assists people who are seeking to adopt. “Raise the Dough helps relieve the financial burden that comes with the adoption process,” says Dustin. “They also walk alongside families seeking to adopt, prepare them for the coming responsibilities, and help them navigate the complex process.”

Raise the Dough’s mission is especially significant to Dustin because he’s seen it in action in several lives. “I have some great friends who are heavily invested in this family-centered organization and have benefitted from the great work they do.”

Each family is connected with other like-minded families who can help them through their journeys, both before and after the adoption is finalized. “Raise the Dough also has a fun and whimsical side,” notes Dustin. “Something as well-loved as donuts can bring people together for a yearly fundraiser that supports something as life-impacting as giving a child a loving family and home.”

Check out Raise the Dough’s website and Facebook page to see how you can support families in their adoption journeys.