D&D Building has made great efforts throughout the years to assist in building a stronger community. This is done through partnering with local organizations that share our vision of building a foundation to support the strengthening of our community members in ways that encourage faith, learning, safety, wellness, preservation, and animal welfare.
D&D Building has remained a supporter of the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum since completing the construction of their facility in July of 1997. GRCM provides our community with a safe and fun environment for children of all ages to learn and play. D&D shares GRCM’s advocacy for the value of play and how it is essential for healthy development. We cherish our continued partnership with GRCM and look forward to the unveiling of a new exhibit that was designed in collaboration with GRCM and D&D employees.
In 2001 D&D completed the construction of what will become the Cook Arts Center. The center was built to provide access to wide array of artistic disciplines as well as to celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood. D&D has continued to support and stand behind the Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities and their mission to enrich the lives of neighborhood youth through diverse and engaging programs that help shape positive self-identities, promote social intelligence and self-awareness.
For over 15 years D&D has supported the Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited chapter and their concerns for the health of the streams and rivers throughout our community. Since it’s beginning in 1962, the chapter has been involved in many conservation activities such as river clean up, stream monitoring, bank erosion and reconstruction, and many more. D&D is a strong advocate for the conservation of our local streams and rivers and supports SWMTU in their efforts to do so in our community.
In 2017 D&D Building launched a new partnership with the Humane Society of West Michigan. In becoming 2017’s transport partner, D&D employees volunteered to assist with several transports of dogs and puppies from other overpopulated shelters to the HSWM facility in Walker. This included several shelters that were overpopulated as a result of the natural disasters that hit southern states this past year. D&D supports the HSWM’s mission to promote the humane treatment and responsible care of animals in West Michigan through education, example, placement and protection.