Michelman recently held its 9th Annual Commitment to Community Day, with more than 400 associates volunteering at charitable & non-profit organizations throughout the USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, Japan, Singapore, and China.
“I’m especially proud of our associates this year. While both Michelman and the organizations we served continue to have strict COVID restrictions in place, everyone collaborated to create innovative opportunities to safely give back to our communities. This commitment to our annual global day of service is truly inspiring,” says Steve Shifman, Michelman’s President & CEO.
In the USA, Michelman associates volunteered onsite throughout the Cincinnati region, assisting with gardening, light construction, and outdoor painting at a local farm, food pantry, diaper bank, YMCA camp and several organizations that provide jobs and services to individuals with disabilities. Those volunteering from home assembled study kits, made educational toys, or wrote notes of encouragement for seniors who continue to be quarantined.
Associates from their Windhof, Luxembourg, and Aubange, Belgium locations volunteered at two centers that are helping individuals with disabilities. They also supported local schools and a kindergarten, doing light construction, and teaching students English. Associates also volunteered the Alte Dombach paper museum, where they demonstrated the paper-making process.
Michelman’s team based in Singapore volunteered to deliver meals to the homebound and elderly. They helped prepare and pack meals and then delivered them to approximately 200 recipients.
Associates in Shanghai, China, worked with a local community, Kangqiao Hua Yuan, and helped landscape. They built a fence, gardened, and picked up trash. And, although highly restricted by COVID-19, Michelman Japan made a generous donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society.