People Serving People: Thank you to our generous team

Our EMJ purpose to be people serving people extends beyond our office doors. In addition to clients, colleagues and partners, our teams are dedicated to serving the communities in which we work, and we do so throughout the year, by participating in charitable events, fundraising initiatives, volunteer construction, and more.

Knowing the holiday season can be an especially challenging time for those in need, our teams make an extra effort to give back during the month of December.

Our Boston and Dallas offices collected boxes of playthings for Toys for Tots, and company-wide our employees are collecting donations for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

And, for the sixth year in a row, the Chattanooga office hosted a Christmas party for visitors to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

Fundraising for the Community Kitchen event began in November with Chattanooga employees pitching in more than $1,500 by early December. Those funds were then utilized to buy food, supplies and decorations.

Employees cooked at home the night before and then prepared and served 520 plates to the city’s homeless population on Friday, December 15th.

“You came. You cooked. You served. You cleaned. And, you touched many hearts along the way,” said Tina Brogdon, Senior Administrative Assistant, who led the Community Kitchen effort. “You all did a wonderful job in helping to make this event a success.”

Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Thank you to our generous employees who donated their time, money and talents to help so many this holiday season. We are thankful that you are a part of the EMJ team!

To learn more about the organizations EMJ supported this year and to get involved, visit the links below.

Chattanooga Community Kitchen
Toys for Tots
Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer

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The importance of giving back through community service

EMJ believes our purpose is to serve, and that extends beyond our office doors. In addition to clients, colleagues and partners, our teams are dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we work and continually demonstrate this through community service.

Each year, each office dedicates itself to a cause, from a specific charitable organization to a goal—like helping the homeless or raising funds for cancer research—and strives to commit their employees’ time and resources to this cause.

The holiday season brings joy to many, but it also creates challenges for families in unfortunate circumstances. This season, EMJ’s offices focused on local opportunities for giving.

Chattanooga donated its time to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen for the fifth year in a row. The team prepared and served meals for the city’s homeless population.

Community Service - Chattanooga Community Kitchen

The Boston team held a toy drive and collected more than 50 toys for area children through the local Toys for Tots program.

Community Service - Toys for Tots

The Dallas office volunteered through its Waterside Fort Worth development and helped hand out turkeys to needy families in the metroplex.

Community Service - Waterside FW

The RedStone team in Tulsa sorted canned goods to provide meals for local residents through Asbury’s 2nd Saturday.

Community Service - Asbury 2nd Saturday