In the Community
MPRO encourages its employees to become actively involved in outreach activities that support a broad range of beneficiaries including the elderly, children in need, the Salvation Army and other cause-related efforts that are incredibly important in our community. Here are some of the key community-related activities that MPRO participated in during 2018:
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Detroit
MPRO employees, friends and family made personal donations and hosted in-office fundraising events to raise money to fund innovative research, provide free information and support and to help reduce breast cancer risk or find it early when most treatable.
School Supply Roundup
As the start of the 2018 school year approached, MPRO conceptualized and spearheaded an effort with local businesses and individuals to collect and donate office supplies to be distributed to area teachers. As a result of the effort, MPRO donated to over 300 teachers at the Farmington Hills Public School’s Back to School Picnic in August.
Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Cereal Drive
MPRO participated in the Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s’ Cereal Drive. The purpose of the cereal drive is to collect donated boxes of cereal to help curb hunger for over 300,000 children in southeast Michigan who are on summer break and had previously received free or reduced fee breakfasts at school.
Fight for Air Climb Detroit
MPRO employees, friends and family made personal donations and hosted in-office fundraising events to support the mission of the American Lung Association and the Fight for Air Climb. A team of employees, friends and families climbed 1,278 stairs in the Ally Detroit Center to make a difference for those touched by lung disease.
Beaumont Health’s Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams
Every December, Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak hosts the Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams, an event to bring holiday cheer to pediatric patients in the hospital. Participants shine flashlights from their hospital windows and look for community members standing outside the hospital to who flash them back with their own flashlights -- creating a fun and engaging activity for the pediatric patients.
Prescription Drug Takeback Day
MPRO participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. MPRO staff members were encouraged to collect old or unnecessary prescription drugs and drop them off at a safe location for appropriate disposal.
City of Farmington Hills Adopt-A-Senior
MPRO brightened the holiday season for older Farmington Hills residents by participating in the City of Farmington Hills Adopt-A-Senior program. MPRO “adopted” eight local seniors who became the beneficiaries of donated holiday gifts that are personally selected for each recipient including non-perishable foods, cold weather apparel and household or personal items.
Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign
In 2018, MPRO staffers “rang the bell” for the Salvation Army at Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Farmington.