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OUR GOAL: $250,000 USD!
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Together, we can unite &
inspire the world through Gratitude!
In our efforts to treat everyone like family—and help them discover beautiful lives inside and out—we share our time, energy and resources with the communities that we call home.
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The Salvation Army
Through the innovative programming of the Salvation Army, your donations will support long-term virtual learning opportunities for both youth and adults that are striving for brighter futures. Your donations will allow shelters in four cities to increase computer and WIFI access so that students have access to remote learning and live tutoring; and adult residents have access to job training and GED programs. The Salvation Army recognizes that these resources will be valuable not only in response to COVID-19, but in assuring their residents have enhanced learning opportunities for many years to come.
Broward Partnership for the Homeless
Your donations to support Broward Partnership’s food services program is crucial in sustaining the health of the clients served by the agency. The program provides three nutritious meals per day to approximately 700 individuals and families with children at its Homeless Assistance Centers and scattered site permanent housing interventions. The food services program operates seven days a week, 365 days per year, providing food services to men, women, and families with children. In addition, donations will be used to rapidly locate housing for families that have experienced extreme financial burden as a result of COVID-19.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
Although we are not all in Atlanta together this year, we can still make a positive impact! Your donations will support “Littles” that are currently waiting for their chance to be paired with a trusted adult mentor. In addition, donations will support the Mentoring Towards College program. Through this program and your donations, Littles that are primarily first-generation college students will also receive financial aid workshops, college scholarships, access to special resource fairs, and college readiness coaching.
SOS Children’s Villages
The children from SOS Wioski Dziecięce need your support to receive guidance and therapeutic services to help them heal. Many of the children have experience severed trauma and are now in a safe place. Through these special education classes and therapeutic workshops, they will be taught how to express themselves confidently and how to trust again.
The Toy Project
Through your donations, funds will help to install a mural at an adventure playground for children with physical disabilities as well as to support children with autism and our language difficulties by providing Lego therapy. These programs and spaces will provide nurturing environments where children can freely express themselves as they learn.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada
Your donations will support the Virtual Go Girls! Online mentoring program. This free group mentoring program supports girls between the ages of 10-15. Facilitated by female Mentors, participants are provided with the opportunity to engage in fun and interactive discussions and activities via Zoom. The program promotes physical activity, balanced eating, self-confidence, and stress management. Through this program, the girls become part of a network to feel connected and build positive relationships with fellow participants and Mentors. Your donation will help promote female empowerment by encouraging awareness of core values, personal interests, strengths and attributes.
“We are proud to be here and to feel the responsibility we all have to carry this beautiful message of gratitude to others. We all have the power to make a positive impact in the world when we come together as one, in UNITY.”
Founder & CEO, MONAT Gratitude
Giving is not always about Money!
Make your pledge to give back and volunteer in YOUR community this year! Whether you are able to pledge one or one hundred volunteer hours, when we all take action together, we can truly change the world for the better. That is the power in UNITY!
- What is a MONAT Hero?Each year, the Chairman’s Award distinguishes a Market Partner at the rank of Market Mentor or above who has been nominated by other Market Partners in the field as the MONAT Hero of the Year. Hailed as one of the top three recognitions in all of MONAT, the coveted award celebrates both business success and a bold commitment to making a positive impact in the world.A MONAT Hero is someone who does more than lead a business and a team. This person is an inspiring leader who goes the extra mile in every respect. This person is a fixture in their community who volunteers their time, talent and resources toward noble causes and embodies what it means to be a Market Partner. This person has built the spirit of giving, philanthropy, and gratitude into their successful business and team values.
- 2019 Chairman’s Award WinnerChristina SmallwoodChristina strives to eliminate feelings of isolation and loneliness for mothers in the special needs community and continues to build her support group, fondly called the Warrior Mixer Initiative. For her chosen MONAT Hero partner charity, she has selected Wheels for the World, which provides wheelchairs to those in need all over the world and changes lives by creating accessibility. Passion and perseverance have brought Christina great success through her MONAT business, and she is excited to help others keep dreaming bigger! She encourages you to find a Gratitude purpose by exploring different avenues in your life. Once you find one that makes your heart skip a beat, RUN with that effort!“The beauty of Gratitude is that everyone can find their own unique passion and implement it for free. It doesn’t have to be some huge movement—most of them won’t be. Just remember, to the world you may be one person, but to one person you might be the world.”
- 2018 Chairman’s Award WinnerJennifer DekezelNot only does Jennifer work as a police officer in her hometown, but she also started a group, Girlz will be Girlz, that mentors young girls who live in high-risk and underserved areas of Toronto. Currently, Jennifer mentors more than thirty girls and is there for them through all of their ups and downs—even when they occasionally need a safe, warm home to stay in temporarily. Jennifer is thankful that MONAT has opened doors for her to mentor and support even more girls through her passion program.“The moment you start giving back to our beautiful universe, in whatever capacity, is the moment your soul gets filled with goodness. You will change lives and inspire those around you. Being humble, grateful and kind—these are my daily mantras.”
- 2017 Chairman’s Award WinnerAmy MarinoAmy is committed to encouraging children and young adults to step into their destiny and believes her MONAT business has enabled her to have a greater positive impact. She volunteers as a coach with Girls on the Run to make sure every girl knows and activates her limitless potential to boldly pursue her dreams. Amy also passionately works to free women and girls and that have been victims of human trafficking through JOY International.“View each day as an opportunity to be the change we wish to see in the world around us. We can either complain or do something about it. Be a doer! You will be surprised at what God can do with your YES!”
- 2016 Chairman’s Award WinnerLam LeLam pays it forward with an innate instinct to heal the broken hearted and bandage their wounds. Lam founded the Heal Foundation to help heal body, mind and spirit for the underserved and needy. As a physician who focusses in healing severe wounds, Lam is exceptionally passionate and committed to her profession. She feels extremely blessed for her opportunity to create a fulfilling life and help others to find health and happiness.
- 2015 Chairman’s Award WinnerSara LunsfordSara’s passion is to serve the foster children in her home of Arkansas, where she serves as a board member and dedicated volunteer with Soaring Wings Ranch. Through support of her local White Hall Food Pantry, Sara also helps to provide meals to hungry children over the summer and during school breaks. Sara believes that MONAT is a gift, as well as a family.“The collective, positive impact that we can have on the world when we work together toward a common goal is an inspiration.”
We select a dynamic team of Gratitude Ambassadors each year to serve as liaisons between MONAT and other Market Partners’ and local community gratitude efforts. Gratitude Ambassadors not only give back to those in need; they enjoy the opportunity to help shape the MONAT Gratitude mission by providing insight, sharing ideas, and participating in brainstorming events with the corporate team.