We believe Mungo is the best builder in SC. We are so happy we chose them.
Along with success comes responsibility, and we are fortunate to be able to give back to the very communities responsible for that success!
In 2014 to honor our 60th Anniversary, Mungo Homes began a partnership with WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, to recognize people who have contributed to the community in a positive way: those who are true COMMUNITY BUILDERS.
Honorees are nominated and the award presentations are a complete surprise. In addition, the Michael J. Mungo Foundation gives a check for $1000 to the charity of the honoree's choice, often the organization for which they volunteer.
This summer, we were pleased to work with several of our partners to rebuild a beloved Irmo landmark: Pelicans Snoballs. A staple in the Irmo/Ballentine, South Caorlina, community, Pelicans Snoballs is a popular "pit stop" for both kids and adults and a highlight of many Mungo community events. In May, Pelicans was robbed and burned. Mungo team members along with the help of more than a dozen of our trade partners decided there’s not a “SNOBALL’S” chance we could let Pelicans stay down for long! Owners (and sisters) Merewynn Summers and AC Greene reported that they were “in shock” when they got the call that Mungo wanted to help and just started crying.
In conjunction with the Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina Charitable Foundation, Mungo Homes has joined four other Columbia area builders, each of which will construct a pavilion at Centennial Park in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Fort Jackson. Fort Jackson is the largest Army Basic Training installation in the Country. More information on BIA Charitable Foundation.
On Hunger Action Day, ten members of our Savannah team worked with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia to help provide 3,450 meals for those in need. Giving back to the areas we serve is a fundamental belief of Mungo Homes, and our Savannah team is proud to be involved in such a great cause.
Established in 1981 in Savannah, Georgia, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a locally inspired, volunteer-driven nonprofit food bank and community partnering organization. Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at risk for hunger throughout Southern Georgia. More information on America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.
Members of our Charleston team enjoyed preparing dinner for patients and their caregivers at the Charleston Hope Lodge. The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Carol Grotnes Belk Campus offers out of town cancer patients and their families a free, temporary place to stay while undergoing treatment in Charleston. More information on Hope Lodge.
The Raleigh team presented a check to Bob's Buddies for Pediatric Cancer Research. The donation is in honor of the child of a Mungo employee in Raleigh currently undergoing treatment for a tumor. More information on Bob's Buddies.
Founded in 2006, the Miracle League of the Triangle provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball. More than 400 children are served annually on 30 teams, with a 4000 person volunteer base. In conjunction with Certainty Mortgage, Mungo Homes is proud to support this organization each year. More information on Miracle League of the Triangle.
The Mungo for Mutts team enthusiastically turned out again for the annual Bark to the Park spring event to support Pawmetto Lifeline, and help rescue homeless pets. An animal rescue organization solving pet overpopulation in the Midlands of South Carolina, Pawmetto Lifeline seeks to correct this problem through adoptions, spay and neuter clinics, rescue collaboration and education efforts. Support Bark to the Park.
At Christmas, a Columbia team donated to Hidden Wounds -- an organization that is committed to “Helping Heroes Battle the Invisible War at Home.” The fundraising efforts provide counseling and act as a liaison between counselors, veterans and families. More information on Hidden Wounds.
Our Greenville/Spartanburg team donated funds to the United Way of the Piedmont supporting the Imagination Library which is a literacy initiative launched by Dolly Parton and her foundation. Registered children under the age of five living in Spartanburg or Union Counties receives a free age-appropriate book each month in the mail. More information on the United Way of the Piedmont.
Our Myrtle Beach team volunteered at a Christmas toy drive and donated funds to Help 4 Kids food drive, so Backpack Buddies can send healthy food home with children over the weekend. More information on Hope 4 Kids.
Our Raleigh team held food drives in each of their models and donated funds to help the children of Raleigh as part of North East Wake Backpack Buddies program.
Likewise, our Wilmington team held a food drive and donated funds to the food bank to help our neighbors in New Hanover County. More information on the Food Bank.
During the 2019 holiday season, Shugart Homes collected toys for Toys for Tots and set up a Sock Tree in their office. Toys for Tots is an organization that collects toys, books, and other gifts to donate to less fortunate children. During 2019, the Winston-Salem chapter of Toys for Tots distributed over 15,000 toys and supported over 7,000 children. The Sock Tree was set up in the lobby of the office for employees to place new, unwrapped socks on. More information on Toys for Tots.
During the 2019 holiday season, the Myrtle Beach team chose to support Back Pack Buddies, an organization that is part of Help 4 Kids. Back Pack Buddies is a volunteer organization that helps children in Horry County. They provide snacks to over 2800 children who might otherwise not have them when they are not receiving free breakfast or lunch at school. They also provide back to school items such as clothes, shoes, and backpacks, hygiene items, and books. Learn more about Help 4 Kids/Back Pack Buddies.
During the 2019 holiday season, the Greenville-Spartanburg team chose to support Miracle Hill Ministries, South Carolina’s largest and most comprehensive provider of homeless services for children and adults. Miracle Hill operates four adult rescue missions across Upstate South Carolina, a Children’s Home, Boys’ Shelter, Foster Care Program, as well as providing addiction recovery services. Learn more about Miracle Hill Ministries.
During the 2019 holiday season, the Wilmington team chose to support Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, a local organization in the Wilmington area that serves those who are hungry through distribution of emergency food. Once a month, any person or family in need may stop by Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard to receive a 3-5 day supply of groceries. If a person or family doesn’t have a stove, they can receive a smaller bag and are served weekly. The Wilmington team took time out to get together and go shopping for items off of the organization’s wish list. Learn more about Mother Hubbard's Cupboard.
During the 2019 holiday season, the Savannah team split their donation between Family Promise of Effingham and Family Promise of Beaufort. The mission of Family Promise is “to help homeless and low income families achieve sustainable independence through a community based response.” The organization provides food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. They currently work throughout 42 states, community-by-community, guided by those who know the community best. Learn more about Family Promise of Effingham and Family Promise of Beaufort.
During the 2019 holiday season, the Raleigh team decided to not only donate a $5,000 check to InterAct, they will also be donating their own time in February 2020. InterAct is a local women’s shelter in Raleigh that is dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence. They offer a safe haven for women and children fleeing from harmful situations, and helps them rebuild their lives. Learn more about InterAct.
During the 2019 holiday season, the Charleston team supported both the Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Lowcountry Food Bank. Lowcountry Orphan Relief is a non-profit organization established to help children who have been abused or neglected. They work with other organizations as well as schools, foster parents, and government agencies to identify the needs of children in these situations. Lowcountry Food Bank is a non-profit organization that provides education and nutritious options to partner agencies and schools that serve the community’s most vulnerable. Additionally, the Charleston team participated in Lowcountry Orphan Relief’s Stocking Tree, which are used to make Care Kits for foster children in the Charleston tri-county area. Learn more about Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Lowcountry Food Bank.
In Columbia, the team chose to support both Families Helping Families and Happy Wheels. Families Helping Families provides assistance to families in need during the holiday season, and Mungo Homes, in partnership with the Michael J. Mungo Foundation, was able to provide gifts for 200 people that may not otherwise have had them. The team took time to donate funds, shop for gifts, and wrap gifts. When several adopted families were suddenly returned to Families Helping Families, the Michael J. Mungo Foundation stepped up to adopt the families in addition to those that Mungo already adopted to ensure no one would be left out. Learn more about Families Helping Families.
Happy Wheels provides toys to hospitalized children throughout South Carolina. Their mission is “to put smiles on the faces of hospitalized children in South Carolina,” and they are able to provide a bright spot during an otherwise dark time. Learn more about Happy Wheels.
We believe Mungo is the best builder in SC. We are so happy we chose them.