Holiday Giving 2020
In a year where we all learned a “new normal” which focused more on home, we were grateful for the opportunity to accomplish and surpass our goals. Along with success comes responsibility, and our tradition of giving took on new life this year with so many non-profits having faced such hardship in 2020. Mungo Homes was proud to donate over $78,500 to worthy local charities in our communities.
In Columbia, the team decided to support Family Promise of the Midlands and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia. Family Promise is an organization that provides shelter and food for families without a place to call home. Their mission is to aid families experiencing homelessness to achieve sustainable independence. The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia provides housing and home-cooked meals to families of seriously ill or injured children. This service empowers the family to focus on the health of their child without worrying about the cost of hotel rooms or long commutes.
Over the last three years, the Charleston team has actively participated in serving meals to Charleston Hope Lodge patients and their caregivers. This year they were only able to fulfill that commitment in the first quarter as the Hope Lodge has been closed since March due to COVID concerns. Their recent fundraising efforts have been to support their lodging fund, which aids patients and caregivers through hotel stays.
This donation will assist their lodging fund and allow them to make preparations to safely open their doors again to patients in 2021.
The Greenville-Spartanburg team chose to support both Shriners Hospitals for Children and Miracle Hill Ministries. The Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville is committed to its mission of improving children's lives by providing pediatric specialty care. Miracle Hill Ministries' mission is to serve people experiencing homelessness. Their many different kinds of programs, transitional homes, and much more enables them to fulfill this mission.
The team in Myrtle Beach supported The Salvation Army of Horry County. They adopted ten families for Christmas providing four gifts per child and Food Lion gifts cards to each family.
The Savannah team contributed to both the Family Promise of Greater Savannah and Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. The Second Harvest fights hunger in coastal Georgia by providing nutritious food to non-profit agencies, at-risk elderly people, and youth that are in need.
The Raleigh team supported both Toys for Tots and InterACT. They held collection sites at six of their models and the main office and in total collected 185 toys for children in need in the Triangle. As well as the monetary contribution to InterACT, their vendor partners also donated their time and materials to make InerACT's building more structurally secure. InterACT provides services to women and children experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault in Wake County.
In the season of giving, the Triad team supported both the Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC and Toys for Tots. The Second Harvest Food Bank fights hunger in Northwest NC by distributing food to those in need. The Triad team will continue to support the Second Harvest Food Bank in 2021 with volunteering efforts.