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November 5, 2013

As featured yesterday on the national CBIZ blog, the 5th annual national CBIZ food drive has begun! We are proud to be a part of this incredible company-wide competition which has raised more than 2 million pounds of food over the last four years.

This year's national theme is "Heroes Against Hunger," and we have come up with our own take on that idea. This morning we kicked-off our local food drive with a special breakfast. A representative from the Mid-South Food Bank discussed our local needs and fundraising plans. The King himself presented the 2013 CBIZ MHM Memphis Food Drive theme, "Ladies & Gentlemen, Hunger Has Left the Building."

Elvis is most certainly a hero to Memphians (his signature look even includes a cape), and we're excited to incorporate him into our local office theme! Employees bought their way into this morning's event by bringing some of Elvis' favorite foods:

Peanut Butter (Skippy was the King's preference, but all brands accepted)

Pinto Beans & Jiffy Cornbread Mix (Elvis loved beans and skillet cornbread)

Apple Pie Filling (His favorite dessert was deep dish apple pie)

The CBIZ National Food Drive runs through November 15th. Stay tuned for more information and pictures from our efforts in the Memphis office!

     



October 29, 2013

The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM participated in the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walk to Cure Diabetes at Shelby Farms on October 5, 2013.

Our team was split into two groups - walkers and counters. We had a number of staff participate in the actual walk, as well as some who virtually completed it by donating online.  We also had a team leading the accounting room where they made sure all donations were properly counted and sorted. 

This year was our eleventh year to volunteer in the accounting room. We are honored to also be sponsors of the JDRF Walk, which has raised $1 billion to date. These walks, hosted throughout the nation, help the organization to continue to accelerate progress in T1D research and keep people with T1D healthy while we work towards a cure. This year the Memphis office exceeded our goal and raised $2,695!

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. More than 80%  of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research education.

More than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults in the United States receive a diagnosis each year.  If you'd like to help JDRF reach their national goal for 2013, you can donate by clicking here.      




August 20, 2013

Included as one of our 'Summer Days of Service' at CBIZ MHM Memphis, our community involvement committee coordinated with the Mid-South Food Bank, setting up a few hours for us to help out at their facility. You may recognize this organization as one of many food banks that CBIZ supports throughout the United States. Nationally, CBIZ helps fight the war on hunger by collecting goods for local food banks throughout all of our office locations. Locally, we support the Mid-South Food Bank with a food-drive we put on each fall. The work that this organization does in the Memphis community is essential to keeping the Mid-South hunger-free.

A group from our office provided hands-on support for the Mid-South Food Bank this past week. Our team worked in the organization's warehouse sorting bins of food and making sure all products were not ruined, dented, expired or leaking. The food was then organized and shelved onsite where various agencies come to shop for fresh produce, frozen and refrigerated foods, bread and small quantity items. Of course, it wasn't all work and no play. A few of our associates even stopped for a quick 'photo op' to highlight all the fun they were having!    



August 13, 2013

This month we featured the Susan G. Komen Foundation as our 'Charity of the Month.' This organization is dedicated to breast cancer education and research about causes, treatment, and the search for a cure. Our office particularly supports our very own Karen Cassella, and this year, we raised funds for her 3rd annual 3-Day Walk to help reach her goal of $3,000.

August 5th-9th was recognized as "Think Pink" Week in the CBIZ MHM Memphis office. Each day brought along a new activity with it in an effort to raise money. On Monday, donations were accepted in the morning as associates were greeted by the community involvement committee with Panera bagels for a special breakfast. Tuesday was the office-wide bake sale where 20 associates brought in baked goods for the event. This sale was a huge hit among our staff and lasted throughout the week! A raffle was Wednesday's fun activity. A few lucky employees went home with donated items from a local giftshop. Thursday donations were collected along with an afternoon treat provided by a local restaurant. "Think Pink" Week ended with a jeans day on Friday. Associates wore jeans and their pink to show support for the cause.

Below is our "photo op" from the day (Karen Cassella is pictured holding the pink ribbon). Our office collected a grand total of over $1,700! Karen will participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day later this fall. If you would like to contribute to her cause, you can go to Karen's walk page and donate online. You can also learn more about the Susan G. Komen Foundation at www.komen.org.




July 2, 2013

The Memphis office of CBIZ MHM kicked off its 'Summer Days of Service' by participating in the "Meals on Wheels" program through the Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA) for its first volunteer day. Our community involvement committee coordinated the event and has planned several similar volunteer days throughout the summer for our employees. A group of 8 volunteers from our office helped deliver meals this past Friday.

Before heading out on three seperate driving routes for deliveries, the group attended an information session on MIFA's vison, values and mission. The association has grown tremendously since its founding in 1968. Several organizations have grown from within its walls, such as the Mid-South Food Bank, and expanded to other locations.  The MIFA "Meals on Wheels" program, with the help of up to 100 volunteers, provides 1,800 hot, nutritious lunches for homebound elderly and seniors at 22 congregate sites each weekday. This program is the organization's largest, and has been awarded the highest possible accreditation conferred by the Meals on Wheels Association of America.

For more information on our community involvement committee, click here. Further information about MIFA can be found at their website: www.mifa.org/.




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