Sharing Our Holiday Spirit through Volunteering & Local Support
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Sharing Our Holiday Spirit through Volunteering & Local Support

December 22, 2015   |   ShareThis

This month, Mosaic and our employees helped brighten spirits through volunteering and donations to partner organizations and neighbors in need. Here’s a look at some of the holiday community projects where we live and work.

United States operations

  • Feeding Students Over the Break: Together with Feeding Tampa Bay volunteers, our employees helped to provide 735 Gibsonton Elementary School students with holiday dinner meals – including ham, roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans and more. Mosaic’s grant to Feeding Tampa Bay ensured the students have food for themselves and their families during the holiday break, when access to subsidized meals is temporarily unavailable.
  • Fighting Hunger in Hardee County: Our employees joined Cutting Edge Ministries to distribute food to approximately 200 families across Hardee County.
  • Supporting Youth in Polk County: Employees from our Central Florida facilities surprised 150 students with a Mosaic grant to purchase new Bartow High School Yellow Jacket Marching Band uniforms for the 2016-2017 school year—replacing their 13-year-old uniforms! The students were shocked and our employees were honored to be part of spreading the cheer.
  • Caring for Our Neighbors in Manatee County: Mosaic Wingate employees presented two checks to the Myakka City Foundation to help pay for toys for the organization’s Angel Tree program, and to support their new community food pantry.
  • Gifts and Clothing for Families in Louisiana: Our employees donated gifts and clothing to the St. James Parish Government Toy and Coat Drive, helping 40 families in the community. Additionally, several Mosaic employees delivered poinsettias, petit fours sweet treats and bingo game prizes to the nearby retirement homes.

Saskatchewan operations

  • Festival of Trees: As part of the annual Festival of Trees in Saskatoon and Moose Jaw, Mosaic provided financial support and donated items to help raise funds for medical equipment at the F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital and the Saskatoon City Hospital. We also donated funds to Newcomer Welcome Centre through the purchase of a quilt during the fundraiser.
  • Habitat for Humanity Tool Donation: Mosaic provided Habitat for Humanity in Saskatchewan with $50,000 worth of equipment and tools for build sites in Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Yorkton — including a zoom boom, table saw, belt sander and air compressor.
  • Women’s Shelter Support: Mosaic’s provided 100 women and their children – from YWCA’s two women’s shelters, Isabel Johnson and My Aunt’s Place – with a special performance by the Saskatchewan Express. Regina employees also provided stockings for each attendee filled with treats and toiletries.
  • Mission Volunteer Meal: Belle Plaine and Regina employees helped to prepare and cook meals at the Riverside Mission and Souls Harbour Mission. Both of the missions experience an influx of clients as winter and the holidays near.
  • Salvation Army Fundraiser: Our Belle Plaine employees hosted a pancake breakfast fundraiser and collected donations totaling $4,135 for the Salvation Army Christmas hamper campaign.
  • Community Gifts & Wrapping in Carlsbad: Employees purchased gifts and hosted a wrapping event, before giving the presents to local families in the community.
  • Toys for Children’s Hospital: Our Colonsay employees donated toys to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan for children in hospital care over the holidays.
  • Teaming up with the Union to Support Neighbors in Esterhazy: Employees partnered with the local Union to collect items for the Esterhazy and Area Community Hampers. The incentive for one particular challenge was to “fill the K3 shaft” with clothing, toy and monetary donations.

Brazil and Paraguay operations

  • Honoring Veterans and Giving to Children in Our Communities: Employees gathered at our Brazil and Paraguay facilities to deliver gifts to military veterans and host celebrations with food, prizes and music. Additionally, Instituto Mosaic coordinated employees through a volunteer campaign and collected four metric tons of food, toys and books for children in the community – including more than 350 toys, 55 school kits and 144 bicycles.