People and Culture | Community Impact

Leading means caring.

We’ve learned along the way what it takes to build safe, productive workplaces. We’re proud of our success – and we’ve made it part of our company mission to share it with the communities we call home. Our Corporate Impact Program helps us extend this work throughout the Midwest, helping people around us be healthier, safer and more confident.

Corporate and Employee Donations

Year-round, MEM supports numerous fundraising efforts of local charities through sponsorship, matching gifts, charitable gifts and in-kind services. We support organizations within MEM’s charitable giving focus areas:

  • Safety
  • Health and wellness
  • Education and skills development

In 2018, MEM’s corporate monetary donations, combined with more than $88,000 from our employees and their volunteer time, benefited 118 organizations throughout Missouri where our employees live and work. In fact, just over 60 percent of MEM employees donated 3,000-plus hours to volunteer in their communities this year.

From the time spent by MEM employees at our summer feeding sites, to here in the volunteer room to time spent at our larger food drives, you all have really set a standard for philanthropy and commitment to community service in this community.”
Lindsay Lopez, Executive Director, The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri

  • We provided more than $15,000 in in-kind printing donations for charitable causes and events in 2018.
  • In June and July, we were proud to support athletes from nearly every county in Missouri by sponsoring the Show-Me State Games.
  • In August, more than 80 MEM employees volunteered at The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri’s Summer Feeding Program.
  • In August, MEM issued a Buddy Pack Match Challenge donating $25,000 to a campaign that raised more than $66,000 in five days to feed 368 children in Mid-Missouri during the school year.
  • In September, thanks to the generosity of our employees, MEM was once again a Heart of Missouri United Way Pacesetter.
  • In September, we raised more than $9,000 for Kids’ Chance of Missouri through our internal events during MEM’s annual WorkSAFE Week.
  • In November, we gave away approximately $55,000 to CoMoGives participants and other Missouri nonprofits during #GivingTuesday.

To learn more about MEM’s community involvement, contact us or read about giving back on the blog.