Missouri MENTOR Participates in The MENTOR Network’s Third Annual National Volunteer Day
28 May 2015
Employees, individuals served, family members and friends of Missouri MENTOR came together on Saturday, April 25 to participate in The Network’s third annual National Volunteer Day.
A group in Columbia volunteered at “Float Your Boat,” a fundraiser for The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri. This fun event allowed volunteers to lend their time by entering and registering contestants and judging the cardboard boat races, while raising crucial funds for the food bank.
In St. Louis another group cleaned and greened the Dutchtown South Neighborhood in conjunction with the organization Brightside St. Louis.
As activities were going on in Missouri, there were also over 2,000 others from across The MENTOR Network simultaneously completing 50 service projects in 16 other states. All four operating groups of The MENTOR Network were represented: Redwood, Hastings, CareMeridian & NeuroRestorative. Employees from the corporate headquarters and Shared Service Center in North Andover also participated.
Some projects included painting and gardening projects, sorting food donations at food banks and Goodwill stores, helping at charitable fundraisers and thrift stores, serving meals at soup kitchens, participating in food drives, and cleaning up at various Boys & Girls Clubs.
“I’d like to thank everyone who contributed to the great success of The Network’s third annual National Volunteer Day,” said Bruce Nardella, President and CEO of The MENTOR Network. “It’s inspiring to see so many of our employees excited about giving back to the communities in which we live and work, extending our mission of service to the community at-large by taking time to volunteer along with family members, friends, and consumers we serve. I’m proud to work alongside such dedicated individuals, and look forward to seeing how far this event will grow in the future!”