The Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) hosted its inaugural Month of Service throughout the month of January 2023. The MREF aims to unify, inspire and activate the marketing research and insights community to focus its collective resources to educate children and youth worldwide. For the Month of Service, the MREF encouraged researchers to volunteer at local nonprofit organizations or host a volunteering group with colleagues, friends and family.
Quirk’s Media hosted a volunteering session at the Kids in Need Foundation (KINF) for staff and local researchers in Roseville, Minn., on January 17. KINF is a nonprofit organization that helps children and teachers in under-sourced schools. They have impacted over 7.8 million students, 316,900 teachers and have distributed over $162 million in free supplies and resources nationwide.
Volunteers helped pack boxes for KINF’s Supply A Teacher program. Teachers who qualify for the program receive two large boxes filled with the necessary supplies for a successful semester. During the session, each volunteer was assigned a role to work as efficiently as possible. Whether unpacking supplies, breaking down boxes, filling them with the correct materials or taping them shut and placing them on the pallet, each member played an important part. Every box is filled with pencils, pencil pouches, folders, markers, highlighters, pens and more.
After the service day session, volunteers toured the Teacher Resource Center. The center has a store-like setup where teachers can choose what school supplies, decorations or projects they need for the year. It offers educators items for themselves, their students and classrooms at zero cost.
ScaleHouse hosted a volunteering session at World Vision’s Teacher Resource Center in Bronx, N.Y., on January 26. World Vision is a child-focused private charity that works with families, children and communities to targ...