Recapping Recent Community Involvement

MetroGistics prides itself on being very involved in our community and participating in multiple charity activities every year. As we embark on our second annual Monster Mash fundraiser on October 19, we thought now would be the perfect time to recap our recent charity involvement.

September was the month to Step Up for Down Syndrome, and our very own Martha Garcia-Perry helped the Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association raise $262,000 at their walk in Denver as part of Team Xavi. She said, “From the day my son Xavier was born, RMDSA has provided our family with support, resources, encouragement and hope.”

Also in September, the St. Louis Rams and Emerson Electric hosted a Make-A-Wish Foundation event. This event brought many smiles to children in need, and MetroGistics donated $2,500 to the organization.

As part of our Metro Giving Back Program, we let one of our employees pick the charity of their choice for us to donate to every month. This past August, Alycia Lamartina chose The Ronald McDonald House in St. Louis. Alycia said, “I picked the Ronald McDonald House Charities because they provide comfortable living arrangements for families that are coping with the heartache of a seriously ill child. This program also eliminates the financial burden of housing accommodations while being close to their child. This becomes the family’s home away from home.”

July was Bryan Dierkes’ month to choose an organization, and he didn’t hesitate when picking Special Olympics Missouri. He said, “My mom has been in special education for 30-plus years, and we have members of our family who have special needs and participate in events they hold. I also have participated in charity events they hold such as the polar bear plunge and bowling tournaments. I have seen how Special Olympics has made it so people with special needs can do the same sports as everyone else.”

MetroGistics held an online charity contest in July, where votes from the public would determine the recipient of a donation. With the most votes, the winning charity was USO of Missouri, Inc. Because the Metro Giving Back donation went to them in July, they designated the funds to their Christmas in July Toy Drive, and will use the funds to buy toys for their annual children’s holiday event in December.

Also in July, MetroGistics teamed up with the St. Louis Rams and companies throughout St. Louis to help raise money for the March of Dimes. MetroGistics staff had the opportunity to golf with Coach Jeff Fisher, and even though we didn’t win the tournament, we had a great time with the coach. “What an honor it was to have the opportunity to golf with Coach Fisher, talk football and enjoy a great day for a great cause,” said Scott Naz, managing partner.

MetroGistics is excited for our upcoming charity involvement, and hope that we will continue to serve our community well and inspire others to do so.

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