Manekin, LLC Further Helps United Way Through Food Drive/Food Bank Volunteering
COLUMBIA, Md. (Oct. 11, 2012) –Taking a break from its day-to-day real estate activities, Manekin, LLC recently participated in the United Way of Central Maryland’s (UWCM) “Fall Day of Action.”
“Manekin's participation in United Way's Day of Action exemplifies the spirit of Living United,” said Patti Shenosky, a United Way of Central Maryland relationship manager in Howard County. “It's about coming together and making a difference in the lives of our neighbors facing poverty. We're grateful for their commitment to our community.”
Employees from all Manekin divisions volunteered at the Howard County Food Bank. They were tasked with sorting and bagging produce – 1,006 pounds of peaches and 2,436 pounds of potatoes provided by the Mid Atlantic Gleaning Network and donated to the food bank; packaging frozen meat for families of four; stocking shelves in the food bank’s “grocery store,” and replacing out-of-date items.
What’s more, Manekin delivered the $475 and 334 pounds of food it had collected during a two-week food drive held in conjunction with the UWCM's Access to Healthy Food Initiative. Items included canned fruits and vegetables, grains, protein, chili, soups, juice, bottled water and pasta sauce.
“Manekin takes pride in giving back to the community, and we had a great time rolling up our sleeves to further help the United Way, which we have supported for over 35 years,” said Chris Marotta, Manekin’s human resources administrator.
Through the years, Manekin consistently has been one of the highest giving companies in Maryland in terms of both percentage of employees and average contributions to the United Way Campaign of Maryland. Combined, Manekin employees raised $24,631 during last year’s United Way campaign.
Founded in 1946, Manekin, LLC is a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Columbia, Md., with additional offices in downtown Baltimore and Southern Maryland. The company offers asset management, brokerage, construction, development and investment services. For more information, visit www.manekin.com.