Community Service. Philanthropy. Giving Back. Serving Others.
Whatever you call it, it's one of the most important things an organization can do. Supporting the people and community is what makes business and commerce possible. At Melco, we're building a strong sense of community, camaraderie, and friendship by encouraging every employee to take time off specifically to volunteer. On top of that, Melco as an organization has made a priority of finding ways to help the local Colorado community by donating to organizations such as JDRF, The Tennyson Center for Children, and others.
This page is anything but a bragging board! It serves as a way for people to encourage more volunteering and community service by sharing some things that employees do or have done, and Melco as a whole has done, to give back.
We hope you find some inspiration here, and also check out these additional resources:
- Visit www.volunteermatch.org. This is a great resource for finding organizations that need volunteers.You can sign up for notifications in the locations and areas that interest you.
- One of the organizations that needs volunteers is actually right next door to us! The Center at Northridge is currently in need of volunteers.
- Food Bank of the Rockies is a great organization serving a large portion of Colorado. There are opportunities to volunteer every day of the week except Sunday and they are closed the last day of the month for inventory.
- Foothills Animal Shelter has volunteer opportunities for animal lovers! They are located in Golden.
Just before Christmas, Melco's Marketing Manager Justin Schierkolk organized a volunteer team to support a build day with Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley. "I love working with my hands to help others!" says Justin. "Owning a home is a dream for many people, and for some of those people, simply not possible without a little bit of help. In this case, many homeowners were displaced during floods that happened in the fall of 2013, and those folks are still rebuilding, or trying to find a permanent place to live all these years later."
For more information and volunteer opportunities with Habitat for Humanity, click here.
In September of 2018, Melco participated in the JDRF One Walk, and event organized to raise awareness and help fund research for a cure to Type 1 Diabetes.
"I could not be more proud that Melco is making a difference in the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) by supporting JDRF One Walk® as a Bronze Level Sponsor and Walk team!" says Melco's President, Dale Sanders, "This is a great organization making a real impact on finding a way to cure Type-1 diabetes. It’s through efforts from companies like us at Melco that a life without diabetes is a potential for many children and adults who suffer from this disease. I am a firm believer in doing what we can as an organization to give back to the community and to be more active in charitable organizations and events. As many of you know, my family has been impacted by this disease since 1996 when our son was diagnosed at the age of 5. He’s now 27, but still struggles with the complications this has had on his life."
The event was a success, and gave opportunity for several employees at Melco to volunteer for a great cause. According to Karen Vernon, head of Accounting at Melco, "The weather was perfect an it was a really nice walk. It was also nice to get to know more Melco team members!"
Melco is participating again in 2019, click here to sign up!