From Thanksgiving to Christmas, we’ve been diving deep into giving season here at The Mint! We have been actively giving back to both our local community as well as participating in national and international service opportunities. We are dedicated to finding ways for our employees to get involved and we want to share with you what that entailed these past two months! During our Thanksgiving event, all employees put together boxes for Operation Christmas Child in order to provide 72 children in Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, with toys, school supplies, and other basic necessities. We also contributed 10% of sales made on Giving Tuesday to Feeding America in order for families to get meals for Thanksgiving. In early December, our employees, along with some of their families, went to Walmart and purchased $3,000 worth of toys to donates to Toys for Tots.
We continued our annual tradition of allowing members of our leadership team and those that have worked over 1,000 hours to choose a charity to donate to and share why. We added an addition to that this year by allowing all other employees to enter into a drawing to potentially win money for their charity as well. This year’s charities ranged from local to national, with an audience of all kinds of people. Some of those included: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Good Sports, Samaritan Inn Ministry, Coastal Carolina Community for Hurricane Relief, Bighouse Foundation, and Hope for the Warriors. “My great grandmother suffered from [Alzheimer’s] and one of my best friend’s mother passed away from early-onset Alzheimer’s. She was only in her 50’s. It’s a painful disease for the person suffering as well as loved ones,” shared one employee. Another said, “This charity works directly with families affected by Hurricane Dorian. This cause is near and dear to my heart because of one of my close friends. Her family has a house on the island there...they have so much destruction and need as much help as they can get.” The winner of our drawing chose Relay for Life as her charity. “I was part of this organization for four years while in school...and it is such a wonderful cause.”
Here at The Mint, we have always had a heart and passion for blessing others with the blessings we’ve received ourselves. Not only is it important for us to be active members of our community, but it’s also important that we help employees feel significant and give them a chance to be directly involved in helping others. Going into 2020, we are looking into partnering with even more business and finding volunteer opportunities. As the company continues to grow, we want to make sure our community involvement and outreach grows as well.
-The Mint Julep Team