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Community Impact

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.

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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.
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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.

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Our No. 1 philanthropic focus is unleashing human potential through education.

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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
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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.

  • Chicago, Illinois
    7 walkers raised money for Stepping Stones
  • Fenton, Missouri
    35 walkers raised money for The Covering House
  • Frederick, Maryland
    14 walkers raised money for Heartly House
  • Lincolnshire, Illinois
    14 walkers raised money for Stepping Stones
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    6 walkers rasied money for Dawn's Place
  • Twinsburg, Ohio
    22 walkers raised money for RAHAB Ministries
  • Walnut Creek, California
    10 walkers raised money for Freedom House
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Maritz is honored to partner with community organizations on so many important projects and initiatives.

Our 2018 employee campaign raised $320,000 for the United Way of Greater St. Louis:

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  • 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.

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We supported the American Red Cross:

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  • $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:

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  • 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.

We are proud of the work we do with our communities, and we can't wait to continue empowering people of all ages. Thank you.

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