Our Commitment to our Community

June 11, 2020 by DRG

DRG is Committed To:

Listening to The Needs of Our Community

Striving Towards Creating A More Diverse Work Environment At DRG

Giving Back with Time and Resources to Those Organizations Who Need It Most

The last few weeks has made us stop and reflect on the type of company we are, and the type of company we want to be in the future. We have realized we have been complacent for too long. Now is the time to speak up and act. DRG is committed to supporting not just the city that we love, but those voices that have been silenced for far too long.

Within our commitment to our community we are asking for your help! We believe now is the time to listen to support those efforts that our community needs the most. DRG is asking all of our clients, past and future, as well as our neighbors to let your voice be heard and help guide us. Please send your charity and organization suggestions that DRG should be backing. If you let your voice be heard to DRG, we promise to act.

Please send your suggestions and ideas to info@drgmpls.com, or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram.

And while we work with you to make the biggest impact we can, we encourage all of you to support our local BIPOC owned business and other local businesses that are supporting change. We recognize this is not a complete list by any means, but it represents some of our North Loop neighbors:

Queen Anna House of Fashion: Through the end of June, donating a portion of sales to the George Floyd Fund for the benefit of his 6-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Soul Bowl: Has been partnering with local churches to give meals to people in need through the “Food For Your Soul” program; is among several restaurants organizing a cleanup on West Broadway on June 13th from noon-3pm

Statement Boutique: Portion of sales this week and all of next week going to the West Broadway CoalitionNorthside Funders Group and We Love Lake Street to help rebuild parts of north and south Minneapolis.

Fulton Beer: Opening its new patio and renovated taproom with all sales this week going to the West Broadway Coalition to help rebuild north Minneapolis.

Inbound BrewCo: Selling artwork with all proceeds going to the Northside Funders Group and West Broadway Coalition; donating 25% of the cost of their new Wild Rice Porter and Russian Imperial Stout to Northside Funders and West Broadway; taking part in the Black Is Beautiful beer initiative—a collaborative effort in the brewing community to bring awareness to injustice

Modist Brewing: Also joining the Black Is Beautiful beer initiative with 100% of proceeds going to Justice Frontline Aid, which works to provide aid to peaceful protesters and collect donations to help the community; Modist made its facility available to this group in the weeks after George Floyd’s killing to collect donations.

NOLO’s Kitchen: ‘NOLO’s is donating $1 from every sale of our #1 selling menu item, the Cheeseburger, through 2020. Those funds will go toward local charities that focus on supporting African Americans and rebuilding the local community. We are starting by supporting The Urban League Twin Cities.”

Red Cow and Red Rabbit: “For the remainder of 2020 and 2021, we pledge to donate through our InspiRED Giving Fund to organizations that support equality for BIPOC. Currently, our restaurants are drop off zones for the local communities that are without basic household supplies and food. We ask that when you come to Red Cow & Red Rabbit you bring a non-perishable or household item to donate. We will deliver your donated items along with our own donations. We look forward to serving you and being part of the solution.”

Crisp and Green: Formed the “Crisp and Green Foundation” to help bring lasting change in minority and other underserved communities and support the rebuilding efforts of small businesses in the affected neighborhoods. Starting with a $25,000 grant, they hope to raise $100,000.

Fairgrounds: Pledged to donate 10% of all sales last week to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund which supports racial justice through advocacy, litigation and education.

Black Sheep Pizza: “Going forward we will use our donation program to support organizations that encourage equality and an end to systemic racism in our community.”

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