Children are our priority
But many children around the world are sadly less fortunate. Some precious babies might never have had a proper place to sleep, much less a safe and stylish nursery. That's why MDB has been committed to giving back — back to the children and back to the community at large.
2013 Charitable actions
Habitat for Humanity
- 4 build days, 1664 volunteer hours
- 52 associates, 104 helping hands, 1 family, 1 home
- $21,130 donated: $10,565 by MDB associates matched by MDB
LA County Food Bank
- 775 pounds of food
- 72 volunteer hours, 18 associates
- 300 total cribs donated (totalling 420 all-time)
Toys for Tots
- 67 toys donated
School Supply Drive
- 8 boxes of school supplies donated to La Pluma Elementary
Causes we support
Baby2Baby supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children 0-4 years old. They distribute new and gently used items through a network of community based organizations. In July 2011, MDB donated over $5,000 worth of bedding and toys to this outstanding organization.
Bethel is a not-for-profit organization that provides foster care, education and professional training for Chinese orphans who are blind or visually impaired. MDB shares Bethel's passion and conviction that all children should have equal opportunities to thrive. That is why we have provided them with special Braille computers and printers, MP3 players, new washing machines, an industrial sterilizer and diapers. We look forward to a continued relationship with Bethel and to the prosperity of their students.
City of Hope is one of 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. It is recognized worldwide as a leader in compassionate patient care, innovative science, and translational research. MDB has given significantly towards supporting COH's aggressive approach to fighting ovarian cancer.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. MDB is pleased to work with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to change lives in our neighborhoods. MDB raised over $20,000 for Habitat for Humanity in 2012.
The nonprofit Harlem Children's Zone runs a comprehensive network of education, social-service and community-building programs for children, from birth through college, as well as supporting the families and communities around them. HCZ serves more than 11,000 children, with the goal of breaking the cycle of poverty by readying them for academic success and the high-skills job market. In 2012, MDB donated $10,000 to HCZ.
Journey House is dedicated to helping emancipated foster youth over eighteen years of age to meet their initial independent living needs, to access adequate and appropriate housing, education, and employment, and to build their self-esteem through personalized attention and positive outreach services. MDB realizes the importance of ensuring that foster youth succeed in their adult lives and that they grow into healthy, happy and independent individuals. We are helping to provide Journey House with the resources they need to accomplish these goals.
LACF serves at-risk youth in a neighborhood that contains high population density, high household density, and high household size. MDB supports their mission to help these young people thrive academically, emotionally, economically and spiritually.
Royal Family Kids' Camps is the leading network of camps for abused, neglected, and abandoned children. In one-week camp experiences, these children can create the positive childhood memories they so desperately need. At MDB, we've supported Royal Family Kids' Camps by donating $2,000 to a Southern California camp each summer. Over the last 15 years, that's $30,000. But when it comes to precious memories, that's priceless.
MDB supports Union Rescue Mission in its effort to embrace the urban poor. After all, URM is the only 24/7 emergency shelter in Central L.A. Since we knew they could use the help, in 2010 we donated $35,000 in MDB beds, cribs, changers, and dressers to furnish and decorate a few spaces at the Mission. We hope that in using this furniture, the women and children at URM will feel like they are part of the MDB family while they work to lead better, more prosperous lives.