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.
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.
In May 2013, MWW COO David Herrick participated in and organized a team for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, a series of fundraising cycling events. 18 cyclists from our NY and NJ offices committed themselves to the cause raising up to $11,000 in funds. We were also very proud to partner with clients like Tour de Cure sponsor, Gold’s Gym, who is helping to fund research.
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.
Together, we make wishes come true for hundreds of New Jersey children through the Letters to Santa program, which provides holiday gifts to children living in poverty.