Each year Johnson’s gives back to the communities where our employees live and we work. We donate gift cards to events hosted by schools, churches, charities, fraternal organizations, and other groups. Every fall, we sell and honor the “Care for Kids” discount shopping cards sold by the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The proceeds from this sale benefit the programs and patients at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. At Christmas, we collect non-perishable foods for So Others Might Eat and team with radio station WMZQ to support the Salvation Army’s “Coats for Kids” drive.
Johnson’s two locations also serve our local communities as produce collection sites in support of the Garden Writers Association's Plant a Row for the Hungry program. Plant a Row for the Hungry is a people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little extra and bring the produce to a central location where it will be donated to local soup kitchens and food pantries that serve the homeless and hungry in their local community.
We help interested gardeners get started with their commitment to plant something extra. We provide items such as selected seeds, peat plugs, and fertilizer free of charge to help you get started. When you harvest your bounty, bring what you cannot use to one of our stores and we’ll take it to a local food bank or soup kitchen that feeds the hungry. We’ve made arrangements with such organizations as the Central Union Mission, Martha’s Table, So Others Might Eat, the DC Central Kitchen, the Gaithersburg Community Soup Kitchen, and The Lord’s Table to accept donations.