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Helping Hands

At Marcone, we believe giving back to our world makes it a safer, healthier and happier place for everyone. Through our eager efforts and our tremendous customer support, we enjoy and take pride in contributing to organizations working together to better our community.

The Ronald McDonald House

For the past ten years, Marcone has been an avid supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities—dedicating time, effort, and money to promote its cause throughout our 60 branches nationwide, including Canada.

The Ronald McDonald House knows the best place for a child's treatment isn't always in their backyard, but unfortunately hundreds or thousands of miles away. Families will travel far from home to receive treatment for their seriously ill or injured child. That treatment may last an indefinite amount of time and with the stress of the situation and without the ease of home close by—it can just be too much.

The Ronald McDonald Houses around the world provide a haven for these families, offering the support of a "home-away-from-home" in proximity to their child's hospital. It's a facility structured to allow families in difficult medical situations full access to the necessities of life, providing meals and a place to stay at little or no cost—allotting more time and energy for parents to communicate with their child's doctors and focus on what's most important—their child's health.

Cooks for Kids

"Our night at the RMH was a huge success. We served dinner to 70 guests, as the RMH was at full to capacity upon our visit. I can't begin to tell you how rewarding all the ‘thank yous' we got were, and how it felt to be a part of such a great cause as the RMH charities. My team and I will never forget our experience and we look forward to doing it again."
-Donnie R. Brooks, Nashville Branch Manager

Currently entering our 5th year, Marcone employees, now including Canada help out at the Ronald McDonald House with Cooks for Kids—a volunteer program where each of our Marcone locations' hosts at least one meal per year at their local RMH. Our employees include their friends, family, and customers to prepare and cook their "famous" or "specialty" dishes for the house guests. After the meal is served, our employees with their accompanying chef companions visit with the families.

At Marcone, we encourage our employees and customers to support and participate in various Ronald McDonald House fundraising events throughout the year.

Kids and Clays

For its 3rd consecutive year, we have been the title sponsor for the Annual Kids and Clays Tournament, a shooting sports fundraiser. To date, the Kids and Clays Tournament benefiting RMH has raised over $6,000,000 which has and will continue to touch the lives of thousands of families nationwide.

Marcone's Heart for Holidays

During the holiday season, we organize clothing, furniture, and gift drives for our employees on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House. From giving away gently used office furniture to our employees to offering a casual day everyday for a month, we give incentives all in exchange for direct donations to the Ronald McDonald House.

Our President, Jim Souers is on the Ronald McDonald House Board and nearly a third of our employees and customers have either been a guest at a RMH or know someone who has. At Marcone we are passionate about promoting and supporting this family centered charity.

For more information about Ronald McDonald House Charities, please visit www.rmhc.org. To help out with the Cooks for Kids program in 2011, contact your local Marcone branch or email marketing@marcone.com.

Our Little Haven

Marcone is a long-time contributor to Our Little Haven. Throughout the year, our employees and customers participate in events sponsored to raise money and awareness for the Our Little Haven cause.

Founded in 1993, Our Little Haven works with young children recovering from abuse, neglect, and early childhood trauma in the St. Louis area. A non-profit organization that aids nearly 400 children each year, Our Little Haven provides professional services and treatment to mend the damages caused by abuse and neglect—guiding these kids into better behavioral choices and ultimately preparing them for a brighter emotional future. In 2010, Marcone was the title sponsor for Our Little Haven’s annual 2-day Golf Tournament. With the efforts of our customers, employees as well as the other amazing participants involved, the event raised over $125,000.

Our President, Jim Souers, is on the Our Little Haven Board. Within our company and within our business, we bring this local St. Louis charity our national support.

For an example of the kind of work they do with the help of companies like Marcone, please read this article written in People Magazine.

For more information on how you can support or to make a donation online to Our Little Haven, please visit www.ourlittlehaven.org.

Veterans & Civil Servants

At Marcone, we recognize and applaud the efforts of our Veterans and Civil Servants who risk their lives to fight for our freedom and safety as a nation.

In the summer of 2010, we started Surge for the Veterans—a month-long, fun-filled and playfully competitive experience. It began with each Marcone location, their employees and customers nationwide and one common goal—together raise $15,000 for the USO. In every Marcone branch a “Wall of Honor” was mounted to showcase the red, blue, or gold stars representing each donation made by our employees and customers. The walls filled up fast and in response Marcone’s President, Jim Souers added a twist—announcing Marcone would match the USO donation dollar-for-dollar if the $15,000 goal was reached. The reaction was outstanding and on behalf of our customers and employees, Marcone made a $30,000 donation to the Courage Fund at the USO.

In May 2010, our Marcone employees and customers ventured out in support of the annual “Run for the Wall” occasion in Wentzville, MO. This national event involves veterans traveling across America to reach Washington DC’s Vietnam Memorial by Memorial Day—a race across states to bring awareness in tribute to our military, war veterans, prisoners of war and those missing or killed in action. Marcone’s Veteran friends and family were active in the “Run for the Wall” making it a more personal affair our company. For a video on the “Run for the Wall” event please visit: www.msaworld.com/RFW.html.

We at Marcone are looking forward to spend our time and efforts in 2011 helping the Fisher House Foundation and Backstoppers Inc – two foundations that focus their efforts on our veterans and civil servants. Fisher House Foundation has houses all over the US providing a home for families to stay while their loved one is hospitalized nearby for an illness, disease or injury. Backstoppers Inc is a local St. Louis organization that provides support to families of local policemen, firefighters, and other civil servants who have lost their lives on duty.

Another organization Marcone is proud to support is the United States Navy. We look forward to give back to the people that risk their lives daily fighting for our safety as a nation.

At Marcone, we are in continued support of our Veterans and Civil Servants. For more information on how you can become involved with these organization please visit their respective websites.

USO: www.uso.org
Navy: www.navy.mil
Backstoppers Inc: www.backstoppers.org

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