Palmer-Donavin has a long-standing corporate philosophy of giving back to the community, going back to former owners Bob Woodward, Art Wiles and Tom Doucher, who had met due to the shared experience of raising children with developmental disabilities. As part of that corporate philosophy, the company built and donated a $750,000 residential respite care facility to serve as a safe and temporary home offering specialized care for children with developmental disabilities. The facility, now operated by Franklin County Residential Services in central Ohio as the Palmer-Donavin House, is an important part of our company’s legacy and commitment to the community.
Palmer-Donavin also encourages employees to volunteer in their communities through work-promoted activities, as well as independently, on their own time, by providing grants to eligible organizations based on the number of hours volunteered in a calendar year. We regularly get involved with the United Way, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Palmer-Donavin House, Meals on Wheels, the Salvation Army and Rebuilding Together, just to name a few.