At The MENTOR Network, we believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work. Strengthening the fabric of our neighborhoods through volunteerism and philanthropy contributes to our overall goal of building relationships, enhancing lives.
From our emphasis on being a good neighbor and enhancing the fabric of the community through the involvement of those we support in the everyday rhythms of neighborhood life, to recognizing the volunteerism of our employees and the individuals we serve, the people that make up The MENTOR Network make a meaningful difference in their communities on a daily basis.
In addition, The MENTOR Network’s commitment to our communities is embodied in the work of The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation, Network Angels—our emergency assistance fund—and our national Volunteer Day that brings employees, individuals served, foster parents and other independent contractors as well as family and friends of The Network together for a day of service in communities across the country.
In 2013 The Network established an annual Volunteer Day, where employees and their families from across The Network come together to lend a hand in their communities. Volunteer Day 2014 brought together nearly 800 employees in nine states and fourteen sites to clean up parks, paint Boys and Girls Clubs and sort donations at a local food bank among other activities.
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, more than 2,500 Network employees, individuals served, friends and family members donated their time on 64 projects in 25 states as part of our 4th National Volunteer Day.
The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation
Launched in 2007, The MENTOR Network Charitable Foundation works to build on The Network’s innovative approach to human services by seeking new solutions and creative ideas for enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and youth and families facing emotional, behavioral and other challenges, and by expanding opportunity for those we serve.
The Foundation is The MENTOR Network’s commitment to nurturing the excellence and innovation that ensures such environments—for those we serve, for our employees and for society as a whole. Since its founding in 2007, The Foundation has made nearly 200 grants to organizations across the United States.
The MENTOR Network also strives to support our own. In 2010 we established Network Angels, a charitable organization that helps Network employees and independent contractors who experience sudden, life-altering events including natural disasters, house fires and incidents of domestic violence that jeopardize their ability to meet basic living expenses. To date, Network Angels has helped more than 130 members of The Network family.