In 2017, MBL devoted our holiday giving efforts to Operation Homefront, an organization focused on providing support and relief to military families. This giving campaign raised over $3,800 for Operation Homefront. . To learn more about Operation Homefront and their mission to provide military families RELIEF (through Critical Financial Assistance and transitional housing programs), RESILIENCY (through permanent
housing and caregiver support services) and RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services throughout the year that help military families overcome the short-term bumps in the road so they don’t become long-term chronic problems visit their website at www.operationhomefront.org.
MBL’s holiday giving campaign for 2015 raised over $2,400.00 for K9s for Warriors, an organization supports injured military and veterans receive therapy dogs to help in recovery. To learn more about K9s for Warriors and their mission to support recovering veterans and military, visit their website at www.k9sforwarriors.org.
Even during a blizzard MBL stays hard at work! Why feel burdened by a snow storm when you can relish in it! Who’s says you can’t keep that childhood thrill alive? Our MBL’ers used the recent snow blizzard as an opportunity to do just that, because after all… who’s afraid of a little snow?
On Wednesday October 24th, the Community Service Group held an event at Continental Pool Lounge in Arlington, VA. This event supported not one but TWO wonderful and deserving causes: Ellie's Hats and Belvedere Elementary School. We collected TONS of warm, winter hats for Ellie's Hats & plenty of bags of Halloween candy for Belvedere Elementary School. Thank you to everyone who participated!
In 2016, our holiday giving campaign supported Our Military Kids, a McLean VA based charity that supports children, ages 5-12th grade, of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members and children of wounded warriors from all service branches. Grants pay for participation
in activities that help children cope with stress and anxiety while their parents are recovering or absent. MBL raised almost $2,000 in December 2015 for Our Military Kids. To learn more about Our Military Kids, visit their website at ourmilitarykids.org.
On March 30, MBL joined the Women in Technology forum for their annual job fair. We had a fantastic time meeting great candidates and seeing the proof that women are making their mark in technology!
MBL was thrilled to join Red Team Consulting for their annual golf event benefiting Hope for Henry- an organization reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children through innovative programs. It wasn't the best golf weather, so we are reminding ourselves that the importance of the cause is more important than our score! Thanks, Red Team for a great event! To learn more about Hope for Henry, please visit their website.
THANK YOU to the MBL Team that supported the 2017 Martin Luther King Junior Day of Service event! Working with thousands of other volunteers MBL contributed to creating care packages, blankets, dolls, and meals for several local and regional non-profit organizations affiliated with the Day of Service event. It was amazing to see the spirit and the energy supporting a day of service. Another great success!
MBL is so proud to announce that our effort to support Team Rubicon was a HUGE success. As a veteran-owned small business, our hearts are behind Team Rubicon- an organization that provides veterans with opportunities to serve others in the wake of a disaster.
To support relief efforts for Hurricane Harvey, MBL collected $1,342.00! To support relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, MBL collected $1,315.00! We went above and beyond our goals! Even better than that, is news that Bryan Laird's matching challenge was met with a generous donation of $300 by Michael Audet to each campaign. And the good news just keeps on coming! PBX announced they would match donations to the new ceiling of $2 million dollars, ensuring our donated dollars were matched even more than we thought.
Thank you to everyone who donated to these campaigns and who participates in other MBL community service events.
In the spirit of Back to School season, on September 12, 2018, MBL held a fundraising event for DC Public Schools. MBL employees and families raised money and donated school supplies. The Community Service group had a goal of $500 and our staff's generosity doubled it! In sum, MBL raised $1,100 for the DC schools AND we donated a nice pile of school supplies.
IN THE COMMUNITY
With age comes wisdom and MBL was excited to share in that wisdom with the amazing seniors of the Sunrise Senior Living community! Thanks to all who participated.
Congrats to Alexandria Rugby (http://www.alexandriarugby.org/) for another great
year! MBL is so proud to be a sponsor for all great things kids and sports.
MBL had a great time on Saturday supporting the Mutt Love Rescue event! Thanks to all who participated and to the Mutt Love organization for continuing this effort.
This important month of April recognition was established as a way to underscore the vital role children play in the military community. Members of MBL and the Community Service group honored the Month of the Military Child by volunteering at the offices of ourmilitarykids.org on April 20, 2018 at the McLean, VA office.
On Saturday June 16th, MBL volunteered for the 5K Run or Walk Event at Burke Lake Park. The event supports Community Residences, Inc. (CR), which provides programs and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and/or mental health diagnosis as well as homeless men, women and young adults. Everyone had a great time cheering on the participants and providing water for energy boost! It was a great sunny day to be out and about.
MBL had a great time supporting the AARP Cares Meal Pack Challenge! Please click here to learn more about the AARP Foundation and their efforts to support the senior citizens of our community.