A tonne of support: Driving hunger out of Singapore
Local MCI and Dorier Perfectus staff conducted three food drives, collecting almost a tonne (988kg) of food such as rice, sugar, coffee, tea and biscuits for the Singapore Red Cross, Food Bank Singapore and Family Service Centres. These food supplies are vital for regular distribution to low-income families who are registered with the organisations.
- Success Stories – Singapore Food Drive
Supporting paraplegia in Switzerland
MCI’s audiovisual company Dorier regularly supports NGOs by donating their time and equipment. In 2013, they once again supported the International Foundation for Research into Paraplegia by donating €80,000 of services and audio-visual equipment for the NGO’s charity gala “Bal du Printemps,” saving the NGO over €80,000 that could be used to support the foundation.
Caring for hospitalised children in the Netherlands
The MCI Amsterdam team chose to support the McDonaldHouse, a “home-away-from-home” enabling families of hospitalised children to stay close to the hospital at little or no cost. The office sent teams of four to six people to clean the families’ houses for four hours, and do much needed work in the garden. In addition the team hosted two evenings for families, providing a dinner buffet for the group of residents.
- Success Stories – Netherlands
MCI Barcelona’s got talent!
MCI Barcelona office put their creativity to good use by organising a fundraising karaoke evening to support long-term charity partner, the children’s shelter Fundacion Fatima.
Organising the “MCI Music Awards” at a local karaoke bar, the team invited 120 colleagues, friends and suppliers who all paid an entry fee to witness and more importantly participate in the singing contest. Organising a raffle of prizes from local suppliers the team were able to raise a total of €819. The team and guests all left with smiles on their faces.
With the money raised from the event, the team organised an excursion for 25 children from the children’s shelter to the Jalpi adventure park in Arenys with 17 volunteers from MCI and the NGO “Soñar Despierto”.
MCI talent have supported the center for the last 3 years providing IT equipment, decorating the garden and interior, insulating the building and organising various excursions for the children.
- Success Stories – Barcelona
Physical and financial muscle
MCI Berlin is a long-term supporter of Kinderhaus Mitte, an innercity children’s home. MCI staff hosted a behind-the-scenes-tour at Berlin Zoo for nine of the home’s children, where the highlight was an exclusive feeding of the hippopotamus.
The full MCI Berlin team spent their “Dream Day” revitalising the house’s garden, taking out weeds and trees, planting flowers and refurbishing a shed and volleyball field. Alongside all the physical support, the office donated €1500 to the coffers of the registered charity.
Fighting Dementia in the UK
MCI UK is a long-term supporter of the Alzheimer’s Society and in 2013 raised a total of £5,700 through various activities, including a garden-shed sale, a sponsored skydive and a delicious bake-sale during Dementia Awareness week.
- Success Stories – MCI UK fighting dementia
MCI Voices: Singing for a good cause
Our Brussels team wanted to take their charity initiatives to the next level and, with the help of a professional singing coach, the group decided to convene every other week to sing and prepare a live act that would become reality in early 2013. Creating the “MCI Voices” group they planned a talent evening supporting charity Soleil-Espoir, which takes care of disabled children.
The event was hosted and supported by MCI’s Partner, the Hotel Bloom, who generously provided complimentary access to their ballroom and revenue generated from the sale of drinks during the interval. Tickets were advertised on Facebook and invitations to the show were sent by staff to our friends and professional contacts. The team managed to raise € 1,345.42.
- Success Stories – MCI Voices
Watch an amateur video of one of the performances