Community Involvement

Live Great, Give Great.

At MSM, we sincerely believe in giving back to the community and are deeply committed to doing so. As a woman-owned business, we often focus our efforts on charities that benefit women and children, but we also support the community in general. Our efforts are often guided by situations that have touched our lives personally, such as our support for lupus. Here is a brief summary of how we are striving to “Give Great”:

United Way:  Because this organization benefits the Rochester community and they get right to the top of so many local issues, MSM has long been a strong supporter of the United Way.  Donna Shultz serves on the Board of Directors.

Gathering to Give:  This new online platform from United Way allows people to support causes as part of smaller groups and on their own schedule.  As part of this, MSM gives a $25 gift card to each employee on their birthday so they can choose which United Way charity they wish to support.  MSM received a 2013 United Way Gather to Give Award “in appreciation of our generosity and support for our community.”

Young Women’s College Prep:  Each year, MSM chooses a new and unique way to invest in women in our community.  This year we joined the Leadership Circle to support the Young Women’s College Prep Charter School of Rochester.  YWCP offers young women from the city an opportunity to prepare for college enrollment and graduation.

Wine for Lupus:  MSM has supported this fund-raising event for the last two years as one of its principle sponsors.  In 2013, over $10,000 was raised, with net proceeds going to support the Lupus Foundation of Genesee Valley.
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Young Entrepreneur’s Academy of Webster:  YEA! is a groundbreaking and exciting year-long class that transforms middle and high school students into confident entrepreneurs.  MSM is hosting teens from the Webster, NY area in support of these efforts.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center:  This organization facilitates a collaboration of professionals who specialize in child abuse.  They protect, treat and counsel children and their families so the journey of healing can begin.  MSM is especially proud to support their efforts by donating our time and materials on an annual basis.
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YWCA Adopt a Family:  MSM runs a baby food/clothing collection for young mothers at the YWCA throughout the year.  At holiday times, the moms send us a wish list for each person in their family.  These requests are placed on an evergreen tree and employees step up to provide whichever item they feel will make the holidays brighter for one of these families.