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: One Blanket and Sandwich at a Time … Helping the Community

One Blanket and Sandwich at a Time … Helping the Community

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Each year, MMG, as part of Ketchum and its family of companies, participates in Ketchum Social Responsibility (KSR).This initiative is platform to demonstrate the organization's focus on and commitment to community service and corporate social responsibility. Here at MMG, September was a busy month as we participated in two charitable affairs. And they were fun and easy and made a difference in our community!

 

Our conference room turned into a party earlier this month when we gathered to assemble meals for the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH). As a group, we packaged 40 bagged lunches to be delivered to MCCH, a community-based non-profit organization in Montgomery County, MD. The lunches contained two sandwiches, healthy snacks, and water.

 

MCCH is a major provider of housing and shelter for homeless and formerly homeless individuals. This community service event helped to provide lunches to an organization that has a positive impact on the lives of more than 1,500 homeless men, women, and children who MCCH serves every year. More information about how to help this organization is available at www.mcch.net.

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Also as part of KSR, we gathered to make blankets to support Project Linus. Project Linus is a non-profit organization, headquartered in Bloomington, IL, that orchestrates activities across many chapters in the United States. The goal of the organization is to help children in need by providing blankets made by individuals who care-adults and children from many walks of life.

 

Again, as a team, we cut up blankets purchased from a local fabric store to make a truly unique gift for children in need. The edges of the blankets, cut in stripes, were tied up creating a fun new border on an already colorful blanket. Five children in need will now be much warmer as we approach the cold winter months!

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Project Linus averages about 350 donated blankets every month and continues to grow. As the blankets are collected locally, anybody interested can chip in. For more details on this organization, visit www.projectlinus.org.

 

September at MMG was a month of giving and helping the community, and we look forward to other opportunities to give throughout the year. We are proud to have contributed to those less fortunate than us and are looking forward to doing the same next year and for years to come!

 

 

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