At MTM, we’re always looking for ways to give back to our communities–especially when it involves kids in need! On October 6, staff from our St. Louis-area offices came together to build 25 bikes alongside the United Way of Greater St. Louis‘s Service2Go team. More than 20 employees and their families, outfitted in masks, set up at socially distanced stations to build the bikes. At each station, families fully assembled a bike and wrote a personal note of encouragement for each child, which was put into a bag with a helmet and bike lock. The bikes and bags were then given to children served by the SouthSide Early Childhood Center of St. Louis.
“We cannot wait for our children to light up at the sight of these beautiful new bikes and gear!” said Cleo Zundel, Developmental Director at SouthSide. “Your generosity truly speaks volumes.”
Here’s a snapshot of the impact we had through this event:
- 100 MTM staff volunteered approximately 200 total hours of their time
- Between the cost of the bike kits and our volunteer hours, MTM invested more than $15,000 in the St. Louis community
- 25 children will have the opportunity to own their first bike
“Our teammates love to give back, and this was a great way for us to be together while safely social distancing,” said MTM President and CEO Alaina Macia. “We’re proud to support organizations like the United Way and are glad to give back to the youth in our community!”