The Mungo Foundation Begins New Giving-Back Tradition
In keeping with the Mungo family tradition of giving back, the Mungo Homes Foundation was established this year with the sole mission of improving the communities in which Mungo builds. Our team helps by providing economic, educational, health, housing and emergency hardship support to individuals in need. A portion of each home sold is contributed to the Foundation, investing in the local community of that home.
Along with the monetary donations made by the Foundation, a huge component of our efforts come from the generous volunteer time of our employees. Mungo team members are provided with company-allotted volunteer hours each year, making it possible for them to comfortably take time to give back to organizations and individuals throughout the year.
Week of Giving
The first-ever Week of Giving ran December 6th through 10th, and members of the Mungo teams throughout all nine major markets in which we build used some collective 700 volunteer hours to help out a selected local charitable organization. In addition, approximately $120,000 in donations were presented to selected local charities. Learn more about the organizations each market worked with below.
Team members in Myrtle Beach, we made a monetary donation to Ground Zero, a community which nurtures relationships with teens through life-changing experiences to make a positive impact on their lives and help transform their futures. Additionally, team members used their volunteer hours to pack food boxes at Helping Hands of Myrtle Beach.
In Columbia, the team participated in a classic holiday fundraiser by ringing bells for Salvation Army. The Free Medical Clinic received a monetary donation to support their mission in meeting the healthcare needs of vulnerable people throughout Columbia. Monetary and time donations went to Emmanuwheel, which provides ramps to mobility-impaired individuals in Columbia, and Families Helping Families. FHF assists families in need of food, clothing and Christmas gifts each holiday season. Our team members shopped for gifts and wrapped them with their allotted hours.
Team members in Charleston provided monetary donations to My Sister’s House, which aims to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing support, services and education, as well as Camp Happy Days. This year-round program is free of cost, offering support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families. Staff also sorted and prepared food boxes at the Lowcountry Food Bank.
In Greenville, Mungo Homes donated to three charitable organizations: Miracle Hill Ministries, Shriners Children’s Hospital and Safe Harbor. Miracle Hill Ministries provides homeless children and adults with food, shelter, resources and overall stability, Shriners Children’s Hospital offers the highest quality of care to children with unique conditions or injuries, and Safe Harbor provides services and resources to victims of domestic violence and their children.
The Raleigh team supported InterAct, an orgnaization dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic and sexual violence in Wake County. They also spent time cleaning up the greenway behind Heritage High School in Wake Forest and helped sort boxed food donations at the Tri-Area Ministry Food Bank.
In Winston-Salem, our team members at Shugart Homes presented funds to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. They also spent time with the same organization, sorting and boxing more than 30,000 pounds of frozen food.
The Wilmington team supported four charitable organizations during the first-ever Week of Giving. NourishNC provides community resources that connect children to healthy food and reduce food insecurity, helping to empower them to succeed in the classroom and community. In addition to a monetary donation, team members spent time packing food on site. Similarly, money and time was given to Jimmy Gilleece’s Toys for Tots holiday bike drive—where team members assembled donated bikes. Donations were also given to The A.C.T.S. Movement, which facilitates community cohesiveness to ensure disadvantaged individuals and families have access to resources, support and mentorship. Lastly, team members purchased toys, winter clothing and other wish list items for Shopfree Christmas to support families in need.
Team members in the Savannah area donated funds to two deserving organizations. Union Mission partners with individuals to end homelessness through housing and support services, while Heroes on Horseback enriches the lives of special needs individuals by providing equine assisted activities and therapy in an effective, compassionate environment. The Savannah team spent their allotted hours sorting and boxing food at Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia.
Lastly, team members at CraftMaster Homes in Richmond, Virginia supported two organizations close to their hearts. ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation received a large monetary foundation thanks to fundraising done by General Manager Tim Parent. They also donated to the Cameron Gallagher Foundation, which cultivates awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety. Although it didn’t take place during the Week of Giving, the CraftMaster team sponsors the foundation’s annual SpeakUp5K.
Caring for All Communities
CEO Steve Mungo said it best, in honor of our late company founder: “We can make all the money in the world, but it doesn’t make any difference if we don’t give back.” Teams across all markets were thrilled to spend time in their communities, and are already looking forward to the next Mungo Foundation initiative.
To learn more about our efforts in the communities we build, or how you can help support our deserving charity partners, contact us online today.