Moss & Barnett Spirit of Giving – M&B Cares | 2019
In 2017, Moss & Barnett launched M&B Cares, a firmwide initiative that supports and coordinates our team’s volunteer work. The M&B Cares committee collaborates with a variety of civic, charitable, and other community service organizations to help our team better serve the community. M&B Cares is committed to benefitting a different cause at least quarterly by providing volunteers for projects along with contributions. Attorney Jana Aune Deach chairs the M&B Cares committee and is joined on the committee by legal assistant Karen Berg, paralegal Shelly Doerr, librarian Andy Malec, attorney Jeff Waldron, and business development director Shannon Wiger.
M&B Cares participated in a number of service projects in 2019:
Our firm's employees purchased and donated supplies for cleaning kits for homeless youth transitioning into new housing at The Link, a nonprofit working with youth and families to overcome the impacts of poverty and social injustice.
Care Packages in Support of Our Military (Memorial Day and Thanksgiving)
To show our support for the courageous men and women who serve our country, M&B Cares shipped 30 care packages to a designated military unit to arrive in time for the Memorial Day and Thanksgiving holidays.
Moss & Barnett employees, family members, and friends participated in this innovative monthly event to make over 2,000 sandwiches that were handed off to Allan Law's 363 Days Food Program to feed the hungry on the streets that night.
Pictured from left to right (back row): Chad Canesi, Dan O’Donnell, Jana Aune Deach, Jim Gagnon, Kendra Bader, Suzanne Rivers, Chris Stall, and Katherine Pasker; (front row): Jon Carrasquillo, Jami Canesi, Lori O’Donnell, and Debbie Weinstock
Moss & Barnett employees, family members, and friends volunteered to provide and serve food at Breaking Free’s annual summer BBQ. Breaking Free is a nonprofit that helps hundreds of women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation.
Pictured from left to right (back row): Karen Berg, Andrew Haan, Megan Haan, Carrie Diaz, Cheryl Thompson, Jana Aune Deach, Aly Ferreira, and Chris Ferreira; (front row): Stephanie Haan, Anna Blankinship, Mara Gollin-Garrett, Suzanne Rivers, and Andrea Szondy
M&B Cares sponsored a school supply drive for the 6th and 7th grade students at Hope Academy, a private inner-city school founded in 2000 as an opportunity-equalizer for at-risk, urban youth located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pictured from left to right: Shelly Doerr, Liz Randall, Linda Anderson, Carla Garber, Lori O’Donnell, Jana Aune Deach, Cindy Ackerman, Karen Berg, Maureen Montpetit, Andy Malec, Cheryl Riggs, and Carolyn McCune
Out of Darkness Twin Cities Walk
Moss & Barnett employees, family members, and friends walked in the Out of the Darkness Twin Cities Walk in support of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and joined a quarter of a million people from hundreds of cities across all 50 states to raise awareness and funds that will save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide.
Moss & Barnett employees, family members, and friends walked in the Twin Cities Walk for Water in support of Water Mission. The funds raised will help deliver clean, safe water to people in developing countries and disaster areas.
Pictured from left to right: Brittney Miller, (holding George), Debbie Weinstock, Kaylee Shelland, Lucy Bullock, Karen Berg, Lori Erickson, Kurt Meyer (holding Kevin), Sydney Deach, Tate Deach, Jana Aune Deach, and Lachlan Little
M&B Cares made a cash donation to the Hope Academy Christmas Book Giveaway so that each of the school’s students would receive a set of two gift-wrapped books. Hope Academy is a private inner-city school serving urban youth located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.