MDC and its Partners Urge Companies to Implement Similar Employee Matching Programs
NEW YORK, Feb. 17 /CNW/ - MDC and its partner agencies announced today that they have raised over $191,000 for the Haitian Relief Effort. MDC Partners donated over $117,000, which includes $58,787 of employee donations. The MDC employee matching program was implemented on January 14th, two days after the earthquake, when Miles S. Nadal, Chairman and CEO of MDC Partners, encouraged all employees to donate what they could to help the people of Haiti. The donations were diversified across 14 charities that employees chose to support, including the Red Cross, Unicef, Yele Haiti, CARE, Doctors Without Borders, and Oxfam.
Since the time that MDC announced the employee donation matching program, the Canadian Government initiated their own fund matching program by matching donations made to any registered Canadian charity receiving donations in response to the Haiti earthquake before the end of February. 11 of the 14 charities that MDC employees chose to donate to have Canadian chapters, and MDC has matched the donations to those chapters to ensure that each and every dollar is stretched to its fullest potential. Employee contributions, together with the matching efforts of MDC, and Mr. Nadal, as well as the matching efforts of the Canadian Government where applicable, bring the grand total of funds being sent in support of Haitian disaster relief by MDC and its Partner firms to over $191,000.
"I am moved beyond words by the overwhelming response of MDC employees, and the employees of our Partner Firms," said Mr. Nadal. "Due to the incredible humanitarian efforts and astonishing generosity of our employees, we have been able to donate a substantial sum to the ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. But we realize that the massive devastation will require tremendous support from many different places for a long time to come. Many companies have already implemented similar employee donation matching programs, and I humbly encourage those who have not, to consider doing so. I am very proud of our entire organization, and we will continue to look for ways that we can make a difference moving forward in the rebuilding of Haiti."
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