Leinbach Employees meet Tommy, a black lab dog currently being trained as a service animal for veterans.

Leinbach & Employees Give Back

Every year the Leinbach Company adopts a special fund raising cause to encourage their employees to give back.  This policy benefits various charities.  In recent years charities such as the Wounded Warriors, the Humane Society and the Childrens Abuse Network received sizeable donations.  Additionally, employees are also encouraged to participate in the United Way program.  During the annual enrollment, the company offers various incentives for signing up, such as a day off with pay.

Patriot Paws Chosen

In 2016, Leinbach employees raised approximately $14,000.  This was matched by owners Ed and Kathy Leinbach.  Their chosen cause was Patriot Paws, a Dallas-based nonprofit which provides service dogs for disabled veterans nationwide. The organization has a long waiting list. They furnish trained service dogs to veterans with both physical and emotional disabilities free of charge.  To find out more about Patriot Paws, click on the link provided at the bottom of the page.

Most of the funds were raised at the company Christmas Party in December of 2015.   After hearing a short talk about Patriot Paws, an appeal was made to the employees, who responded with great enthusiasm.  As a result, many donated half or more of their Christmas bonuses to the cause.  The employee portion totaled over $14,000 and this sum was matched by Ed and Kathy Leinbach.  The company consists of approximately 125 employees, so the fund raising goal was much bigger than previously attempted.  As a result, enough money was raised to provide complete sponsorship and training for a service dog.

In August of 2016, employees attended a company picnic and were introduced to “Tommy” the black labrador retriever whom they were sponsoring.  Representatives of Patriot Paws were present and spoke to employees about the organization and their training process.  Furthermore, the employees discovered that the training process involves several different phases and takes around 3 years to complete.  The organization provides regular updates on Tommy’s progress, which are shared with all the employees.   Ed Leinbach had an uncle who flew in World War II, hence the name “Tommy”.

Click here to learn more about Patriot Paws.