Practicing Generosity


DEMDACO is always looking for other companies and organizations who are working to make their communities better. In Kansas City, Crema is one of those companies.

Crema is a digital product agency that designs and builds web and mobile applications for disruptive companies and industry leaders.  They would say that they help companies get unstuck, and move them forward with creativity and technology.

One of their company values is generosity.

We sat down with Mandy, an Application Developer at Crema, to hear how she describes this practice.

Lifting the Spirit Through Literacy

“Third grade marks the transition from learning to read to reading to learn.” – Andrea Stevenson

Gallatin Valley YMCA: Bozeman, MT

DEMDACO’s mission is to strive to Lift the Spirit in consumers, in each other, and in our communities. It’s why we view business primarily as a human endeavor–not simply a financial one.

The Gallatin Valley YMCA in Bozeman, MT has been one of DEMDACO’s community partners for several years. Andrea Stevenson is the CEO. Her husband Kern works in Product Development at DEMDACO.

For the past four years at the Gallatin Valley YMCA their Y-Achievers program has helped local children increase their literacy skills. Every summer they’ve been able to measure and see the results of their work. Andrea said, “Every year, we’ve seen incredible progress in literacy between our pre-tests and post-tests. The average gain in the summer is one to three months of progress in six weeks.”

Learning to read, and read well, is one of the key skills needed to succeed in life. DEMDACO is grateful to be a part of the great work the Gallatin Valley YMCA is doing in their community to lift the spirits of children.

CLICK HERE to learn more about their literacy program and the many other ways they’re helping make their community a better place.

Helping Single Moms in Kansas City

At DEMDACO our mission is to Lift the Spirit. A big part of that is the work do in our communities. We love finding other companies who also pursue the common good and have a love for their communities.

Unruh Furniture in Kansas City is one of those companies. Every month they give away a dining room table to a single mom whose been nominated to win. You can find out more about the Moms Fund by Clicking Here

The Baucom family is one of their past winners.

Here’s their story.

Lift the Spirit Days

At DEMDACO, our Mission is to strive to lift the spirit in consumers, in each other, and in our communities. One of the ways we do this is with our Lift the Spirit Days.

Each year, every DEMDACO colleague has 5 paid days to help lift the spirit in their community. Some of these days are more organized with one of our partner organizations, but many of our colleagues have their own ways they like to use their Lift the Spirit Days.

Here is Paul Morrison, our Customer Service Manager, sharing some of the ways he’s used his Lift the Spirit Days.

CBIZ: A Conversation with Polly Thomas

CBIZ is one of the nation’s leading providers of professional advisory services, focused on accounting, benefits and insurance, HR and payroll solutions. They deliver these solutions through a unique combination of locally based, trusted advisors backed by a national team of specialized experts.  DEMDACO has partnered with the CBIZ office here in Kansas City to help us with our benefits.

CBIZ’s mission statement is to provide exceptional advice and solutions that help our clients achieve their goals.  At DEMDACO, our Mission is to strive to Lift the Spirit in consumers, in each other, and in our communities. We’re grateful to help tell the stories of other businesses who share a common view that business is not solely a financial endeavor.  It is first and foremost a human endeavor.

We sat down with Polly Thomas, President of CBIZ Employee Benefits in Kansas City, to hear more about their company, and what’s important to them.