From feeding our communities to protecting our environment, giving back to our communities is a core value at MWW. Through Good Matters, a company-wide CSR program, we are public servants who walk the talk. We are proud of our collective efforts that have defined MWW’s commitment to corporate citizenship, whether it be for our environment, community, employees, or our clients.
Along with doing our part to protect the planet, Good Matters enables employees to support local charities and other causes that are close to their hearts. Each year, team members can take advantage of eight hours of paid time to volunteer for an organization of their choice. We also run numerous company activities throughout the year, and encourage our employees to participate.
MWW received the Ann Klein Advocacy Award for our “Good Matters” program, which supports employee volunteer hours and pro-bono work. Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is part of our agency DNA, and it was an honor to be recognized for our efforts. The Ann Klein Advocate Awards have been held annually since 1988 to honor Ann Klein, former Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, who was instrumental in establishing a community-based system of care for people with mental and physical disabilities.
On October 16th, MWW participated in GLAAD’s Spirit Day and employees wore purple to take a stand against LGBT youth bullying. Spirit Day has been observed annually since 2010, and individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures across the nation show their support by wearing purple, which symbolizes 'spirit' on the rainbow flag.
On May 22nd, MWW employees across all our US-based offices had the opportunity to donate $5 to the GI Go Fund and wear blue jeans to work to help support Veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The GI Go Fund is a non-profit organization which assists returning veterans with their transitions back into civilian life.
In 2008 MWW launched its “green” program, incorporating environmental responsibility into every aspect of our business. We have led the way among PR firms in integrating environmentally-friendly practices into our overall business model and doing our part to help protect the planet.
For the second year in a row, MWW has participated in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, a series of fundraising cycling events dedicated to raise funds and awareness to help stop diabetes. In May 2014, our New York, Los Angeles and Chicago officesjoined the fight against diabetes and rode in their respective cities.
Throughout the year MWW employees volunteer for Dream Room Makeovers, a New Jersey non-profit organization that helps families with children suffering from life-challenging illnesses or disabilities. The projects give children their dream rooms, as well as refurbish other rooms in the home for the entire family.
Each Thanksgiving, MWW employees come together to help ensure that the holidays are memorable for families by donating items and helping to bag food at the Center for Food Action. Working to prevent hunger and homelessness and improve the lives of individuals and families living in poverty, MWW employees supported local families by packaging a total of 1,220 bags of food in 2011.
Just before the start of the school year, MWW offices collect supplies for distribution to low-income and foster children. Last year the Tools 4 Schools program served over 170 schools and educational programs.