As we near the end of 2017, we reflect on our triumphs and challenges this year. The world of media continues to evolve and we are evolving with it. Yet, through it all, one thing remains the same: Media Works’ ongoing commitment to the community. We look back at 2017 with pride, celebrating the completion of more than 25 Acts of Kindness, and the many ways we’ve given back to those around us.
When Jody Berg, founder and CEO of Media Works, challenged the team to complete 25 Acts of Kindness in 2014, her 25th Anniversary initiative became a way of life for the company. This ongoing tradition of giving is part of our culture, and has become second nature to the team. And, for the first time, Media Works donated to the Puerto Rico and Caribbean Hurricane Fund in our clients’ names this Holiday.
Our 25 Acts of Kindness have united us and introduced us to a variety of charitable organizations and efforts. This year, we gave Valentine’s cards to children at Sinai’s Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital; collected Pennies for Patients; hosted a fundraiser for our friends at Show Your Soft Side; donned red noses for Red Nose Day; mourned the loss of Todd Heap’s daughter by supporting HugsFromHolly; donated supplies to the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap; prepared meals for families at Sinai Hospital’s Hackerman-Patz House; participated in a stream clean-up; decorated a tree at the Festival of Trees; and adopted needy families for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We are much more than a Media company: we are making a difference in the lives of those around us. Media Works understands the importance of giving back through our time, our positive influence and our resources. And as we look ahead to 2018, we are excited for the opportunity to continue our tradition, and challenge those around us to achieve a similar goal. How will you make a difference in your community next year? #ActsofKindness