Chronicle Books sent ten employees to New Orleans to work with Habitat for Humanity.
A lot of publishers will match their employees' charitable donations. This is a step above. I would love, love, love to do something like this.
Check out their blog from the experience. It's touching and funny, and reminds us that there is still a ton of work to be done, post-Katrina.
I don't know that I'd ever be able to do something on this scale when I open a store, but I will certainly support my employees' involvement in the community - local, national and global.