Because our Miller Tanner team members are located around the globe, we have the great fortune of supporting organizations and those in need throughout the world. We embrace that opportunity to serve and make an impact in our respective communities by encouraging our associates to participate in corporate social responsibility (CSR).
Over the past year, here are just a few ways that our incredible team members have generously contributed their time and talents to corporate social responsibility. This speaks volumes to “the gift of service” and altruistic nature of the people who work at MTA – always looking for ways to serve others whether it be our clients or those in need. We are grateful for the work that they do across the globe not only professionally but also philanthropically.
Our Media and Production Team, consisting of members based in the US, South America, Europe, and Asia, pooled donations to support the work of Kiva.org, a person-to-person micro-lending program. What an impact they’ve made globally! They’ve currently loaned $5,625 to date serving 225 people in 72 countries.
Our Barcelona-based associate, Gemma, volunteered with Banc dels Aliments, a local food bank in Barcelona whose main objective is to recover food surpluses and distribute them among local entities so that they can reach people in need. Gemma helped with food collections at a local supermarket and school and filled almost 5 large boxes during her volunteer hours. With Gemma’s help and other generous supporters, the organization collected more than 4 million kilos of food in the Catalonia area in two days!
Our Denver-based associate, Meredeth, volunteered her CSR time to help with Jewish Family Service “Lunch Box Express“, a free lunch program serving kids up to age 18 during the summer months. The program has 5 buses that run daily throughout the summer handing out between 700-1000 lunches every day!
Our Canada-based associate, Glenda Ann, has dedicated her CSR time to support several causes throughout the year. She volunteered to help with Habitat For Humanity Women Build Quebec all-female building teams that raised $5000 and built a home for a single mom. She also helped launch an Out of the Ashes campaign to help families in the Province of Newfoundland who were evacuated from Fort McMurray, Alberta due to the forest fires. With help from others, they supported 35 families by collecting donated items and raised $2,500 for the Red Cross. Using social media to get the word out and hosting a fundraiser in collaboration with local musicians, they raised $45,000 to support the cause! She also worked with friends to collect donations for care packages for the Syrian refugees living in Montreal. The packages included clothing detergent and other useful toiletries. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Meilleurs Coeurs Solidaires Orphanage in Benin, Africa which hosts 27 children.
Fifteen of our Tennessee-based MTA staff had the opportunity to volunteer with Thistle Farms, a nonprofit that provides safe and supportive housing, the opportunity for economic independence, and a strong community of advocates and partners for women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.
The day began with an inspiring meditation led by graduates of the Residential Program, followed by a couple hours of work in the Thistle Farms Studio and Body & Home Manufacturing Center. Our team partnered with employees (many of whom are graduates or current participants of the residential program) to clean and organize their art/paper studio and assist in the production of handmade bath and body products. By adding 15 extra people in the mix of their normal operations, the team was able to make a huge impact, especially preparing their manufacturing center for a fast-paced and demanding holiday season.
Each summer, our entire global Miller Tanner Team comes together for annual training and a team-building CSR project. Miller Tanner proudly donated 7,050 school meals through the Feed Projects and our team members also dedicated a morning to sprucing up a local children’s home by cleaning, painting furniture and walls, and giving the property a fresh new look. It was amazing to be part of the transformation and experience the difference that a little paint and a lot of teamwork can make.
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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead
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