Not only is MetroGistics committed to providing excellent transport service to our customers, we are also committed to helping charitable organizations in our community. As part of our Metro Giving Back Program, we let one of our employees pick the charity of his or her choice for us to donate to every month.
Here’s a recap of our recent donations.
Julia Engert chose the Children’s Hospital NICU/CICU program as her giving back charity. Julia told us, “My nephew Jack was there quite a bit. I can’t thank them enough for all that they have done for him and the family.”
Craig Clayton chose the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. “In March of this year, my family was rocked when our youngest son, Camden, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes,” said Craig. “There is no prevention or cure for Type 1 diabetes. JDRF has been a very supportive organization.”
Elliot Myers chose Camp Casey, a nonprofit horseback riding program for children with cancer, as his Giving Back charity. Elliot told us, “I chose Camp Casey because I have known the founder for years and she is very dedicated to making kids happy even though they are going through difficult times.”
“SVDP helps families pay their rent, utilities, car payments, medical bills and more,” said Jesse Chilton. “The St. Clare parish, with the help of SVDP volunteers, also runs a food pantry for any and all in need. They are given vouchers to SVDP thrift stores where they can buy furniture, clothing, shoes, linens, and all types of housewares – things they would never be able to afford on their own.”
Bobby Johnson chose Miss Amazing to honor his sister, who recently won a senior Miss Amazing pageant. This nonprofit celebrates the abilities of girls and women with disabilities. “I chose this organization for my sister, Katie, who is one of the sweetest and most loving individuals on the planet,” said Bobby. “I can only hope that this donation helps Miss Amazing touch the lives of more women with cerebral palsy like my sister, because every woman deserves to feel beautiful.”
“I chose Give Kids a Smile because it is a national program endorsed by the American Dental Association that started right here in St. Louis,” said Michelle Burton. “I have volunteered with the bi-annual clinic and other events put on by this organization. They do a wonderful job of making dental care accessible to all children.”
Mike Dzurian chose the Grace Hill Settlement House, Patch Neighborhood Center Food Pantry. “I picked the Patch, as they are a good neighborhood charity and can use all the help they can get,” said Mike. “They are the only relief for people in this area.”
Brittany Twist told us, “Responder Rescue is a local charity out of Saint Charles, Missouri, that helps police officers, firefighters, and EMTs in need. Responder Rescue compensates for funds that the departments and insurance companies do not pay out when these individuals are injured and/or unable to work.”
Dustin Ruch chose this organization because YMCA programs build self-confidence, teach leadership skills and reinforce positive values. He said, “The YMCA Strong Community Program helps children who could otherwise not afford to play team sports. Participating in team sports builds a sense of community and promotes a healthy lifestyle that will hopefully follow them throughout their lives.”
While we’re on the topic of charity, we’d like to mention that MetroGistics will be hosting the 3rd Annual Monster Mash on Saturday, October 25. This popular event benefits the Humane Society of Monroe County, Illinois, and Humane Society of St. Clair County, Michigan, both nonprofit organizations that take in rescues and owner surrenders. The animals are updated on all vaccinations, tested for heartworms, and spayed/neutered, making them available and ready for their forever homes. Watch for more details coming soon!