Giving Back to our Community: Raising Money for a Cure
Philanthropy goes beyond just a donation at Melrose and it can at your store too.We bet you didn’t know that the Melrose mission statement is all about you (and trust us, this is getting to Breast Cancer)…but it is!
“The Melrose Mission is to provide customers with superior service, quality products, expert design and outstanding value. We believe that by achieving these goals, Melrose International can enhance the potential for the success of our customers, representatives and employees.”
We live by that mission statement of helping our customers succeed, every day. But, each October we like to go beyond helping those we have a business relationship with by giving back to the community through a donation to the Blessing Hospital Breast Center.
To raise funds for this year’s donation we held a carnival themed lunch hour for our employees at our headquarters in Quincy, IL, with all proceeds going to Blessing. Our employees got involved by purchasing fun lunches and playing classic carnival games. We also had an employee led bake sale and sold raffle tickets (prizes included gift cards and of course, our Simplux Candles!).
Why do we go to so much trouble to raise money for this cause? Because we know it touches people all around us: our mothers, daughters, wives and friends. And because coming together as a company to raise money for our community brings our employees closer together. Which gets us back to our mission statement—to “enhance the potential for the success of our customers, representatives and employees”.
And of course…happy employees lead to happy customers 🙂
Are you bringing your employees together in the spirit of philanthropy? What causes are you working towards? We’d love to hear your story in the comments below.