The Millennium Volunteer Network’s (MVN) mission is to provide opportunities for employees to collaborate with one another while directly giving back to the community. In 2021, Millennium employees supported a variety of nonprofits both through MVN and through their own civic involvement, virtually and in-person, to give back to their communities. Here are some of the ways our people and our nonprofit partners came together to give back in 2021:
- MVN hosted Story (Any)Time, an event where employees recorded stories focused on social justice/anti-racism in celebration of Black History Month.
- MVN held a “Job Readiness” event with the Corporate Engagement Club of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). Volunteers met with small groups of students in the Corporate Engagement Club to discuss career goals, refine personal elevator speeches and offer tips about the job search process.
- MVN hosted its first in-person event in over a year with the USO of Metropolitan New York, Inc.to assemble bikes for Military Families as a part of “Operation That’s My Ride.”
- Volunteers helped provide pantry items–and crucial moments of social connection–to homebound senior citizens at the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center.
- To help New York City students prepare for the transition back to the classroom, Millennium interns and analysts volunteered with New York Cares to share words of encouragement with PS 330 elementary students.
- MVN got outside into the fall weather to revitalize the Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard Mall community park in Harlem and learn about the importance of urban spaces that are bird and pollinator friendly.
- MVN participated in an event with Project Renewal to support families in their En Casa housing programing. MVN employees made uplifting holiday cards and also sponsored the families’ Thanksgiving meals by donating gift cards
- MVN partnered with New York Cares to participate in their Winter Wishes program. Millennium was provided with a wish list of gifts from NYC schoolchildren and volunteers will help fulfil the wishes.
- MVN encouraged donations to New York Cares’ Virtual Coat Drive, which will provide New Yorkers with warm coats this winter, plus meals and more.