A lot of APMG employees pitched in to make their communities better in 2017. We’re proud that charitable work is part of our culture – in fact, every year our workers get paid time off for volunteer activities.
Some of our folks choose to do additional work at the end of the year as well. For example, MPR’s Warm Clothing Drive raised 131 new items of clothing for kids in need. About 300 kids received warm winter clothes (coats, scarves, gloves and mittens) in early December at Fairview Park and Recreation Center in Minneapolis. The event was sponsored by the Hawthorne Neighborhood Council.
The Marketplace staff also got into the spirit of things with the “Marketplace Cares” initiative. In early December the New York Bureau kicked things off by donating and wrapping gifts for New York Cares. Our staff in LA made more than 150 lunches that were delivered to My Friend’s Place and the Downtown Women’s Center. They also sorted donated clothing at My Friend’s Place which assists homeless youth in Los Angeles. They’ve also been helping to prepare hygiene kits for selected charities and sorting food donations at the LA Food Bank
Thanks to everyone at APMG who did extra for their communities this year!