A key aspect of our award-winning culture is our company-wide commitment to giving back. One of the charities we support in the Philadelphia area is the Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard, a fantastic charity that supports those in need located down the road from our home office.
In addition to volunteering at Mattie Dixon throughout the year, our team has regularly participated in Food Drives since we began partnering with them over 10 years ago. To make the event fun for our employees – and to ensure that we amassed as much food as possible – we turned it into a competition.
This year we divided our staff into six teams, incentivizing both teams and individual employees with prizes. We are thrilled to have exceeded all previous year’s donation totals, accumulating nearly 1400 pounds of grocery items! M+K supplemented this with a cash donation of $1.00 per pound, totaling $1400!
Thanks to all of our great employees for their generous donations, and thanks to Mattie Dixon Community Cupboard for all they do, day in and day out, to help those in need.
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill
The holidays are always an especially difficult time for those facing financial hardship and homelessness. Despite the challenges of 2020, two of our favorite charities went the extra mile to serve those less fortunate this past Thanksgiving and Christmas. We were happy to be able to help them out.
The Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission sponsored the ‘Prepare a Plate’ fundraiser to help fund a sit down family style Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless in Philadelphia. Per their fundraising page: “Many attendees may be enjoying their first hot meal since early March at the Mission’s Thanksgiving table”.
Due to COVID restrictions we were not able to send a group of volunteers to help them as in years past, but we did participate in the fundraiser. We were excited to have been among the top five fundraising teams! SBRM’s goal was $30,000, and they exceeded it by $2,706!
The Mattie N. Dixon Community Cupboard is a wonderful local charity near our home office in Ambler, PA. Their staff serve local families that are living at or below the poverty line – providing food, clothing, holiday meals, toys for children, and financial assistance when available.
Early in December they received a huge donation of over 12,000 pounds of food. While they were very pleased, unpacking and sorting all of that food presented a logistical challenge. We deployed a team of M+K volunteers who were happy to have put a big dent in the task, all while being masked up and working outside. We paused for a moment to take this picture.
We were proud to help our friends out at Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission in Philadelphia to support of all the great work they do. Our volunteer team organized clothing donations and served lunch to their homeless guests. Commitment to regular volunteering activities at M+K is one of the ways we are giving back and helping those less fortunate who need it the most.