Community Engagement

We truly recognize and embrace our responsibility as members in our community, so when it comes to giving back, you can certainly Count on Us!

Cotton’s Giving Committee provides our employee’s a chance to give back to our community! We recognize that the DMV has numerous opportunities to assist those who are less fortunate. Our Giving Committee organizes events and provides opportunities for our employees to donate their time, talent, and funds to worthwhile causes. While we support charities that operate on a national level, we make it a point to focus on giving back to our local community. Some of the local organizations we support include:

We sponsor numerous events throughout the year in which our employees are able to join in with our efforts:

Service Events

We organize service related events in which employees can volunteer their time and talents to give back to our local community. In the past our employees have assisted with clean-up in local Alexandria parks, assembled furniture at local shelters, prepared care packages to send to our troops, and packaged food supplies at local food shelters that are provided to local families in need.

Team Activities

We sponsor teams that participate in numerous walks, marches, fun runs, and 5ks including the March for Babies, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to name a few.

Collection Drives

We collect non-perishable food, school supplies, pet toys, and holiday gifts to donate to local charities when they are in need.


Each year we sponsor a myriad of events that not only raise funds for charity but also allow our employees to get involved, have fun and win prizes! Annual events have included:

  • Raffle Prizes at Bi-Annual Staff Meetings
  • March Madness Bracket Tournament
  • Get Fit Competition (Teams compete to see who can get the most “fit”!)
  • NFL Pick‘em Tournament
  • NFL Fantasy League
  • Poker Tournament
  • Cooking Happy Hours
  • Corn-hole Tournament
  • Happy Hours
  • Silent Auctions

In addition to donating the proceeds from the events described above, Cotton & Company also matches all employee donations to approved charities, so that in addition to our time and talent, we were able to donate over $122,000 to various charities from 2018-2020.