Day & Zimmermann’s True Colors ERG’s mission is to advocate for a culture of inclusion so that all employees may participate fully in living the Company's value of success. The group fulfills their mission through education, mentoring relationships, community service, and providing a safe haven to connect.
In 2022, The Trevor Project, a nonprofit focused on ending suicide among young LGBTQ+ people. Over the past six months, and with heightened focus during PRIDE month in June, True Colors dedicated resources to internally raise $1,726. This was first done through the sale of ERG swag and later through other voluntary employee contributions in the ensuing months. True Colors' closed donations in November 2022 following the end of Transgender Awareness Month.
In addition to the internal donations from True Colors' ERG members and other internal employees, our group received a helping hand from Day & Zimmermann’s brand new ‘D&Z Gives Back’ Program. Introduced in the beginning of 2023, this program provides opportunities to employees who would like to participate in fundraising for their local communities and/or causes that are important to them.
We're proud to share that through D&Z Gives Back, D&Z generously agreed to match True Colors' 2022 donation for The Trevor Project. True Colors is thrilled and humbled by the company's match of $1,500, as it enabled us to reach and surpass their ambitious goal of $3,000 in total donations to the nonprofit of choice.
Day & Zimmermann strives to bring out the best in our people–not just in the work they provide our clients, but what they can do for their local communities. Day & Zimmermann is thrilled to have kicked off the program by supporting a cause that resonates with our community, our business, and its values.
About the Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people. Transgender youth are among some of the most at risk youth for suicide.
According to a 2018 report by the Human Rights Campaign, "More than half of transgender male teens who participated in the survey reported attempting suicide in their lifetime." Sadly, these numbers have increased through the pandemic as more transgender people experienced increased isolation and lacked support from close friends and family. (Ennis, Dawn; Forbes, May 2021)
Through their 24/7 access to trained support personal and volunteers, The Trevor Project has helped to counsel, mentor and save the lives of hundreds of young, disenfranchised LGBTQ+ teens and young adults.