M&B Cares − A Year in Review (2021)
While in-person volunteer opportunities were limited due to COVID-19 considerations, our team at Moss & Barnett found other ways to give back to our communities and engage in acts of service. Our M&B Cares initiative led the following service projects in 2021:
M&B Cares created and designed over 500 Valentine's Day cards for senior residents at the Presbyterian Homes-Johanna Shores facility in Arden Hills, Minnesota.
M&B Cares collected healthy snacks and toys for FamilyWise, a nonprofit organization that offers supervised parenting and safe exchanges between non-custodial parents and their children.
The M&B Cares Committee made a cash donation to Nurture Newborns, an affiliate of Emerge Mothers Academy, a nonprofit organization. Nurture Newborns is an annual student-led fundraiser dedicated to providing free newborn and infant supplies to parents in need.
M&B Cares learned that, for a variety of reasons, many patients admitted to Hennepin Healthcare Inpatient Psychiatry arrive without footwear. To address this need, we ran a shoe drive for the month of September 2021 and collected over 150 pairs of shoes to ensure that patients who need shoes have them at discharge.
M&B Cares purchased and gift wrapped copies of two books, A Wrinkle in Time and One Crazy Summer, for students at Hope Academy. Hope Academy is a private inner-city school serving over 700 K-12 students in the Minneapolis area.