We are not only dedicated to our work, but we work just as hard to improve our community.
We take great pride in our employee volunteers and their commitment to community organizations throughout metropolitan Phoenix. DWL staff are also involved in a number of local and regional advocacy associations, whether it is through board/committee participation or event sponsorships.
Since 2007, DWL has participated in the Phoenix CANstruction competition, which showcases colossal structures made entirely out of full cans of food. The creations are displayed as a public art exhibition, and afterwards all food is donated to the St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. DWL’s commitment alone to this event has provided more than 30,000 can donations to the Food Bank.
Support Sky Harbor Coalition
The Support Sky Harbor Coalition, in partnership with the City of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department, organizes Spring and Fall clean-up days. These events bring hundreds of volunteers together to spruce up neighborhoods west of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Coalition Board member and DWL President Steve Rao, along with DWL staff, regularly participate in these clean-up events
Jet Pull – American Airlines / City of Phoenix
DWL participates in the annual Jet Pull event, which raises money for the United Way. Teams of 20 people are assembled and pay for an entry to compete for the top honor of pulling a 95,000-pound Airbus 319 fifteen feet in the fastest time.