Although creating high quality and unique office signs for our customers is our true passion, we are also focused on giving back to the Fargo-Moorhead region through our service to the individuals and organizations that make our community so special. One of the values of Office Sign Company is service which includes serving our customers, service our employees, and serving our community. We have been blessed with the opportunity to produce thousands of beautiful office signs for businesses in Fargo, but beyond the signs we produce for these customers, we also feel a sense of pride in knowing that we have contributed to the betterment of the city we reside in through the donations, sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities that are company has given back.
Take a look at some of the ways Office Sign Company has given back to our community.
One of the causes that we are very passionate about is Alzheimer's disease. In June 2016, we partnered with the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota-North Dakota to raise awareness regarding this terrible disease, and raise funds to help with research, providing treatment, and expanding education. We were able to raise awareness through the creation of custom awareness mugs that aimed to educate at-risk individuals of the 10 signs of Alzheimer's Disease. Each mug that sold had a message related to knowing the 10 signs of Alzheimer's on the outside, and included a card which listed out all of the signs on the inside. We also prototyped some of our own office signs which displayed text for one of the ten signs of Alzheimer's on them. $1 from each mug sold was donated to the Alzheimer's Campaign, along with 10% of the revenue generated by Office Sign Company on June 21st. That brought our total donation to $2,518.46
, which was presented to the Fargo chapter of the Alzheimer's Association on July 9th, 2016.
In an effort to give back to one of the largest non-profit organizations fighting poverty in our community, we teamed up with United Way of Cass-Clay Counties in October 2016 to host our First Annual "OSC Garage Sale." This Garage Sale consisted of hundreds of dimensional letters, restroom signs, name badges, desktop signs, photo prints, wood engravings, coasters, mugs, and a variety of other office signs and related merchandise on clearance. In fact, shoppers simply had to name their price on what they wanted to pay for the merchandise. We then donated 100% of the proceeds from the Garage Sale back to United Way. Total, with all of the Office Sign Company products that were sold, we were able to donate $700.00
exactly to the United Way of Cass-Clay team.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
In addition to this website, Office Sign Company LLC has a sister website called FargoStuff.com that sells apparel, artwork, gifts, and more that are designed with Fargo, ND in mind. To get our site going, we teamed up with the good people at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley to sell custom RMHC awareness mugs. $5 from each mug would be donated directly to Ronald McDonald House Charities, and those funds would be used to ensure that a family receiving medical treatment in the F-M area had a warm and comfortable place to spend the night in our community. Total, we were able to donate $355.00
to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley over the duration of October 2016.
It is a major initiative of Office Sign Company to give back to organizations and individuals in our community in the form of both monetary and product donations. In addition to these larger initiatives listed above, Office Sign Company continues to serve our community by donating great office signs, custom raffle items, monetary funds, and more. If you are interested in receiving a donation from Office Sign Company, please email Jack at Jack@OfficeSignCompany.com
to let us know the cause that you are looking to raise funds for. Thank you!
Since 2014, Office Sign Company has been a proud support and sponsor of TEDxFargo, a community initiative that aims to engage the city of Fargo and beyond with ideas worth spreading. We proudly sponsor TEDxFargo because we also believe in the power of the spreading of ideas, and the inspiration that can be derived from engaging with amazing people. The signs that we provide to this event vary from year to year, but have included large routed dimensional letters, window perf and vinyl graphics, banners, hanging lobby signs, and a variety of other unique office signs. We are proud to sponsor such an informative and inspirational event, and also enjoying attending TEDxFargo with our team!
American Advertising Federation of North Dakota
Office Sign Company is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the AAF-ND, who works to provide events and opportunities for individuals in the field of communications and advertising. With the many office signs that we produce in our company, we frequently work with designers, architects, planners, and other creatives in and around the advertising industry. In fact, our very own design team has received multiple "Addy Awards" from the American Advertising Federation of North Dakota for the signage work that we've done for our clients. We love sponsoring this organization.
The Arts Partnership
Office Sign Company has proudly supported The Arts Partnership over the years, and as a sponsor we were able to create some pretty amazing signs and routed letters for this organization. Our relationship with the arts community in general, operating as a sign company with a design team and numerous other arts enthusiasts on staff, is one of endless support. Our CEO himself is a "partner" for The Arts Partnership, and quite the creative painter. Our love for the arts drives us to create unique and beautifully-designed office signs every day.
Habitat for Humanity
The Lake Agassiz Chapter of Habitat for Humanity is one of our closest friends in the community, and we are always looking for ways to sponsor the great events that Habitat for Humanity puts on. We have sponsored great events such as Habitat's "Home's Where the Art Is" and "Tour de Habitat," and continue to maintain a solid relationship with one of the real impact players in our community. The Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity aims to put God's love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. We can stand by that!
Other Organizations and Events We Sponsor
The list goes on… take a look at some of the other great organizations and events that we sponsor, whether through monetary contributions or through the supplying of great office signs and more:
- American Diabetes Association
- Fargo South High School Volleyball
- FM United Soccer
- Jade Presents
- Longspur Prairie Fund
- March of Dimes
- Moorhead Crush Softball
- Myriad Motorsports
- Nature of the North
- Operation Thank You
- RDO Caters Taters for Charity
- Red River Market
- Rourke Art Museum
- Silver Goat Media
- Solid Brotherhood MC
- Suedes Car Club
- Tech Tailgate
- Theatre B
- Tri City Soccer Club
- Trollwood School for Performing Arts
- Village Family Services
- And More!
If you're at all interested in learning about ways that you can team up with Office Sign Company, or that our office signs can make a positive impact on your event or organization, send Jack an email to Jack@OfficeSignCompany.com. Thank you!
United Way's Day of Caring
For the past several years, United Way of Cass-Clay Counties hosts a "Day of Caring" in October. This day involves several local businesses going out in the community and volunteering at the homes of elderly individuals in our community. One of the reasons that this day is so exciting for our team at Office Sign Company is that we can take a break from our production of office signs to lift some spirits in our community! The team engages in activities such as cleaning houses, washing windows, doing yard work, and simply visiting and sharing smiles with elders. In 2016, we had 15 volunteers out in the community for the Day of Caring (almost half of our team!). It was a beautiful day for the entire Office Sign Company team.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
In tandem with our holiday spirit, we had a team of Office Sign Company employees out ringing bells for the Salvation Army. We have been fortunate enough to create some office signs for Salvation Army in the past, and it was our goal to give back to this great organization by volunteering our time to their winter cause. Our team was stationed at various locations across Fargo and Moorhead, ringing bells and raising funds for Salvation Army. We had a great time volunteering for this awesome organization!
Prairie Public Telethon
The Prairie Public Telethon is always one of our favorite community-related activities! We send a team of office sign fabricators out to our local public broadcasting station, Prairie Public. There, our team answers phones and engages with the statio's audience in order to raise funds for Prairie Public. We always have some great conversations, and are able to help out a fantastic local organization, which makes this volunteer opportunity all the more meaningful! Every once in a while, we slip in some conversation about office signs with the callers as well.
In general, with the commitment that Office Sign Company has to its community, we are constantly looking for new ways in which we can impact the well-being of the Fargo-Moorhead area (in more ways than just providing them with stellar office signs!). We have constructed an "OSC Community Team" who goes out and volunteers with local non-profits and initiatives, a PR team that works on providing monthly volunteer opportunities for our employees, and an overarching love and support of community activism that emanates through all levels of our company. If you are in need of some Office Sign Company employees to volunteer for your company, please send an email to Jack at Jack@OfficeSignCompany.com
with any pertinent information. Thank you!
Our ability to produce beautiful and professional office signs is the reason that we exist, but our devotion to serving our community is really Office Sign Company's greater purpose. We believe that it is absolutely imperative to give back to those who raised you up, and all of the great deeds this community has done for us has made us want to give back even more to Fargo-Moorhead. Whether it's donating funds to a charitable organization, sponsoring office signs for a non-profit or community-related event, or volunteering our time and energy to a great cause, we love serving our community. We would encourage all organizations, regardless of the industry or city you reside in, to look for ways in which you can positively impact your community as well. It's not just small businesses from Fargo that create office signs that can do good in the community – it's all of us!