We launched the Kreischer Miller Cares Day of Service in 2012 as part of our Kreischer Miller Cares program. This structured and planned annual event offers an opportunity for our team members to volunteer at local service organizations to provide hands-on community service.
The event offers one more way for our team members to live Kreischer Miller’s mission to actively support the communities in which we live and work, striving to make our community and world a better place. It also provides an opportunity for our team members to get to know each other better and work together in a fun and fulfilling setting.Team members who choose to participate are compensated for a normal work day.
The 2018 Day of Service took place on Friday, May 4th.
This year, Kreischer Miller sent groups of approximately 20-70 team members to each of the following organizations:
The SHARE Food Program, Philadelphia
The SHARE Food Program is a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, education, and advocacy. For 25 years SHARE has worked to create stronger, healthier communities through its mission of providing good, affordable food to all. In addition to providing food packages and emergency food relief, SHARE has incorporated a community garden at its warehouse and also administers Philadelphia’s Farm to Families program.
Kreischer Miller team members helped by packing, weighing food, and making boxes. They also helped sort through donated food and package food boxes to go to those in need.
Valley Youth House, Warminster and Orefield
Founded in 1973 as a single shelter in PA, Valley Youth House has expanded to include over 250 residential sites. These sites not only provide beds and structure for the homeless and vulnerable, but also foster education, empowerment, and strength to youth and families.
Kreischer Miller team members helped by organizing donations so that clothes and other supplies could be accessible to the community. At the Bucks County Shelter, volunteers painted the downstairs of the shelter. At the Camp Fowler location, team members helped by painting, planting, cleaning, and revitalizing some of the rooms that are used by those who attend the camp.
Gotwals Elementary School, Norristown
Gotwals Elementary School is a public school of about 400 students from pre-K through 4th grade. The mission of the school is for all students to develop to their highest potential academically, physically, and socially. However, budget cuts often make it difficult for the school to provide resources the students need in order to grow. The faculty, staff, and community are dedicated to overcoming challenges, providing care, and supporting the basic needs of the students.
Kreischer Miller team members helped by organizing closets inside the school, discussing their careers with students, and painting cement walls and picnic tables outside.