As a 125-year-old company, Maritz knows the key to longevity is a solid foundation. That’s why, through our commitment to philanthropy and community service, we empower people of all ages to reach their full potential.
Our community impact is rooted in employee involvement.
The recipients of our grants and contributions, with an emphasis on educational programming, are selected by our Corporate Giving Council, a panel of employees from every level of our business. In addition, our Employee Community Service Committee is focused on finding and promoting opportunities for employees to get involved and donate their time and skills to community efforts.
Each year, we offer 12 hours of paid time off for employees to volunteer with our community partners, in addition to offering on-campus volunteer opportunities. Maritz' annual Employee Community Service Fair matches employees to community partners and opportunities.
Our No. 1 philanthropic focus is unleashing human potential through education.
Employees volunteered their time:
We offered our space:
Teams shared their skills:
- Helped Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club develop an employee recognition program
- Created an incentive-based approach for Patrick Henry Downtown Academy
We also gave funds and supplies:
- Supported Teach For America St. Louis, Detroit and Minneapolis with $125,000 in corporate donations
- Collected carloads of supplies and cash donations for TFA at our annual school supply drives
- Funded 15 grants totaling $25,000 through the Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers
- Gathered school supplies for Frederick County (Maryland) Public Schools Stuff the Bus
Our work in the travel industry makes putting an end to human trafficking one of our top priorities.
More than 100 employees in several cities marched to support local organizations and raised nearly $2,000 in our 2018 Walk for Freedom.
7 walkers raised money for Stepping Stones
35 walkers raised money for The Covering House
14 walkers raised money for Heartly House
14 walkers raised money for Stepping Stones
6 walkers rasied money for Dawn's Place
22 walkers raised money for RAHAB Ministries
Walnut Creek, California
10 walkers raised money for Freedom House
Creative services employees offered professional space for photo shoots and catalog design advice to Made for Freedom, a non-profit that helps break the cycle of poverty and exploitation by paying fair wages and providing skills, education and counseling to victims.
I love you guys!
- Carol Smolenski
executive director, ECPAT-USA
$18,500 in corporate grants benefited ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) and Healing Action, and enabled ECPAT to create and launch new human trafficking prevention and response training for travel professionals.
Maritz is honored to partner with community organizations on so many important projects and initiatives.
We believe it's essential to be a good corporate citizen in the communities where we're located.
Our 2018 employee campaign raised $320,000 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis:
- 57 St. Louis companies participated in our incentive program to spur donations and participation.
- 40 top performers from 20 of those companies earned spots at our celebration party and competed in an interactive scavenger hunt for prizes.
- Nearly 500 employees teamed up on more than 60 Days of Caring projects.
We supported the American Red Cross:
$30,000 donated to the Ready 365 Giving Program for year-long emergency preparedness
3,333 cards written and sent to veterans and troops through Holidays for Heroes
And finally, we also:
Provided office space on our campus for the Fenton Chamber of Commerce.
Mentored up-and-comers through Capital Innovators.
Participated in the Honda Week of Service at St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store.
Provided hats, gloves and scarves to kids at The Griffin Center.
Collected items for domestic abuse victims served by OneEighty, Inc.
Shopped for holiday gifts for foster children through "The Giving Tree."
Donated Thanksgiving turkeys to Hope Food Pantry.
Collected more than 200 pounds of candy for Operation Gratitude.