Dane County Outreach
Dane County Has Been Our Home Since 1996
Encouraging Community Service Where Our Employees and Customers Live and Work
Service is the rent we pay for living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.” — Marian Wright Edelman
At Midwest Home Care, our service philosophy comes to life every time we help a family – whether with a simple, everyday request or in an emergency situation. We show the same care and commitment to service in our Dane County communities.
We encourage good citizenship by supporting organizations that cultivate meaningful opportunities for civic engagement by our employees and members of the community, whether as volunteers, donors, voters or patrons.
We also serve Dane County communities by supporting industry related research, advocacy, strengthening families, encouraging youth to respect their elders and pursue healthcare careers, and elevate the role of caregivers (family and professional).
Why Buy Locally Owned?
There are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us to choosing local, independently owned businesses. We realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally and so merely ask you to Think Local FIRST!
- Buy Local — Support yourself: Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.
- Support community groups: Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.
- Keep our community unique: Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Dane County.
- Create more good jobs: Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in Dane County, provide the most jobs to residents.
- Get better service: Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products and services they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
- Invest in community: Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
- Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy: A marketplace of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
- Encourage local prosperity: A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.