Last week, Addison partnered with Materials for the Arts for an employee engagement and volunteer event in their Long Island City warehouse.
A team of cheerful Addisonians spent the morning sorting and folding donated materials in MFTA’s warehouse, where a wide variety of reusable materials are made available, free of charge, to nonprofits and government organizations with arts programming, including New York City public schools.
For the afternoon, the Addison volunteers assembled Teacher Kits using materials from the warehouse to assist teachers in the classroom. A large donation of CD cases and a variety of colorful buttons and beads were transformed into a lesson in mosaics, the perfect base for teaching math concepts like symmetry, color theory and group work.
In conjunction with our off-site volunteering event, Addison held a weeklong donation drive. We’re excited to announce that Addison collectively donated six boxes of arts and crafts supplies, office supplies, and household items. Here is just a sample of what MFTA has been able to add to its warehouse:
- 16 boxes of crayons
- 11 boxes of colored pencils
- 5 boxes of markers
- 23 paint brushes
- 12 bottles of paint
- 36 sustainable water bottles
- 25 CD jewel cases
- 13 easel pads
- 6 file organizers
- 6 packs of construction paper
“As a company we are committed to building on our long and deep culture of giving back through group activities and volunteer opportunities such as this one that promotes the arts, education and sustainability in New York City,” said Roger Byrom, CEO of Addison. “Teaming up with Materials for the Arts was a natural choice by our employee-led CSR Council as a new, exciting way for Addison to work in our community on something that really makes a difference.”
To learn more about efforts like these, please visit Corporate Social Responsibility at Addison.
To learn more about Materials for the Arts, New York City’s premier municipal reuse center, visit their website.