COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS & DRIVES Along with the usual goals people make to improve their health, take a trip, spend more time with your family, start a new hobby. How many of you have a goal to give back or volunteer for an organization this next year?
Your Community Outreach Committee is dedicated in helping organizations that matter most to our membership. We want to partner with our members to help MPI make a difference in our surrounding community. Here are some highlights of the organizations we have committed to helping in the upcoming months.
March & April Donations: Seattle Humane Society
Seattle Humane Society brings people and pets together for lifelong relationships. I know from firsthand experience this is true! Although I didn't get my little guy from the Seattle Humane Society, I did get him from a Shelter in Arizona, I am grateful every day for the love and compassion he received at the shelter prior to his adoptiong. What we will be collecting:
Pet Food and Spare change. We will be collecting your change to help fund the various programs that the Humane society supports. At the March & April meetings there will be a coin jar as the center pieces of the tables to collect any and all loose change.
*Also, please send in photos of your furry friend we may use them during this Community Outreach!
Committee Organizer: Melanie DeGrow, Sourcing Sales Executive, American Express Meetings & Events
April: National MS Society Walk
This year our local chapter will be partnering again with our MPIWSC members in Spokane in a collaborative effort to raise money and walk for MS. There are over 12,000 people battling MS in your local community and over 72,000 who support these people affected. There are approximately 2.5 million people worldwide that have Multiple Sclerosis. Help us make a difference and have some fun with your friends and fellow chapter members this April. The walk is April 14, 2013. Sign up now to join either the Seattle or Spokane Walk MS team!
Committee Organizer: Jennifer Antos, Senior Sales Manager, Bell Harbor International Conference Center
May & June Donations: Dress for Success
Spring Cleaning? Bring your used work clothes to the May & June Meetings! Dress for Success helps low-income women on their paths to self-sufficency by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools needed to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success respectfuly requests donated clothing to be:
PLEASE NO: wrinkled items, men's clothing, flip flops, casual clothing, jeans, soiled or stained clothing, nightwear, t-shirts, used hygeine items, active wear or tennis shoes.
- Interview or workplace appropriate (Would you wear it to an interview or to work?)
- Clean and on hangers or folded neatly so as not to wrinkle
- Modern and in style (year 2008 or newer preferred)
Get Involved! Do you want to help what charitable events and donations MPIWSC participates in? Join the Community Outreach Committee and not only make a difference in MPIWSC but in your local community. Contact the Community Outreach Committee to get involved.
Have a favorite charity? The Community Outreach Committee wants to hear from you. If you have charities that you volunteer your time for or community events you feel the chapter should participate in, then send the committee your ideas. We want to make sure we are participating in events and contributing to organizations that matter to our members as well as benefit our industry and community. Send us your ideas today and help MPIWSC make a difference.