The MENTOR Network’s 1st Annual Volunteer Day
On Saturday, May 11th over 300 Network employees and their families from five states joined together to lend a hand in their communities and participate in The MENTOR Network’s 1st
Annual Volunteer Day. Employees from California MENTOR, CareMeridian,
NeuroRestorative Florida, North Carolina MENTOR, Massachusetts MENTOR, REM Ohio and the corporate office and Shared Service Center in Boston
participated in everything from painting at the Boys & Girls Club to
sorting food at a food bank and cleaning up local parks.
“I want to thank everyone who participated in The Network’s First
Annual Volunteer Day. We are always looking for ways to contribute to
the communities in which we live and work and I am delighted that we had
the opportunity to come together as a national network to spend a day
giving back,” said Bruce Nardella, The MENTOR Network’s President and
Chief Operating Officer.
Employees and their families from both CareMeridian and California MENTOR, both partners of NeuroRestorative and The Network, participated in numerous events throughout the Golden State, including:
In Sacramento 100 employees volunteers participated in a clean-up of Seymour Park.
In Bakersfield staff members volunteered at the Mopars of Bakersfield Car Show benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.
In Campbell staff members volunteered their time at the Children’s Community Dance Recital.
In Fremont volunteers picked up trash and did landscaping activities in Central Park.
In Merced volunteers sorted food at the local food bank.
In Rancho Cucamonga staff members volunteered to help coordinate the Cucamonga Challenge and Wellness Fair.
Nearly 50 NeuroRestorative
employees and their families put together “Ditty Bags” for
distribution to local homeless shelters at Allendale United Methodist
Church in St. Petersburg. The “Ditty Bags” contain personal care items
including toothpaste and shampoo.
North Carolina MENTOR staff
and their families volunteered at the Central Boys and Girls Club in
Asheboro. They planted flowers, mowed the lawn, installed a garden fence
and cleaned and organized the inside of the building.
REM Ohio’s employees and their families supported three Boys and Girls Club locations across the state.
At the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati volunteers stuffed
promotional bags to assist the club with a community event and did some
At the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland volunteers helped prepare
the club’s garden for spring planting and did spring cleaning work.
At the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus volunteers painted and did
gardening on the grounds outside. The team was also able to spend some
time with the club’s members, enjoying some exercise and a game of dodge
ball in the gym.
Strengthening the fabric of our neighborhoods through volunteerism
and philanthropy is an important part of The MENTOR
Network's mission and contributes to our overall goal of building relationships,