Charitable Contributions

Toys for Tots Campaign

To show their appreciation for all that is done for the employees at Paradigm Design, each year the staff purchases holiday gifts for the partners of the firm. For years these gifts ranged from desk accessories, to evenings of fine dining and entertainment, to gift cards reflective of the partners’ individual interests.

In 2003, the coordinator of the holiday plans decided to take the gift giving in a different direction by making donations to local charities in the four partners’ names. The response of the partnership was so overwhelmingly positive that the decision was made to continue making charitable donations in lieu of gifts. Over the last few years, Mel Trotter, In the Image, Wedgwood Christian Services, The Salvation Army, and Toys for Tots have been the recipients of the staff contributions.

Last year, the Paradigm staff used the funds contributed to purchase toys for the Toys for Tots campaign.  Prompted by the generosity of their staff, the four partners at the firm decided to match these funds with a check from Paradigm Design.  The morning of the annual Paradigm Design holiday luncheon, two Marines came to the office to pick up the toys and were presented with the check.  We were reminded that each American has a responsibility to consider the needs of others as these men, who sacrifice daily so much for our nation, collected toys for the less fortunate children. It was a touching moment for the entire firm.