During 2017’s Giving Tuesday, Missouri Employers Mutual surprised a handful of organizations with a significant contribution as part of our corporate impact program. The program promotes healthy, safe and productive lives through corporate giving, volunteerism and leadership throughout the state of Missouri.
MEM employees traveled around Columbia making check donations to five organizations, including:
- Meals on Wheels
- Heart of Missouri United Way
- Boys and Girls Club
- First Chance for Children
- The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri
“One of MEM’s core values is caring. We take care of folks – not just those injured at work, but the people with whom we share our communities,” said Jim Owen, President and Chief Executive Officer of MEM. “These organizations give so much to our community, and we feel lucky that we have an opportunity to give something back.”
MEM employees donate time and money through charitable giving, volunteer efforts, sponsorships and producer partnerships. In 2016, more than half of MEM’s employees volunteered more than 2,000 hours and donated nearly $60,000.
Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global movement fueled by the power of social media that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.