It may be the season of food comas, extreme bargain hunting, and awkward family encounters, but it’s also the season of giving. Mosquito Joe highly values giving back to local communities, and we encourage all of our franchisees to do the same. After all the shopping and eating that took place last week, we would like to take a minute to recognize some of our franchise owners and their charitable contributions across the country. Feel free to use these ideas to jumpstart your own holiday giving tradition!
Mosquito Joe of Northwest Dallas-Fort Worth collected canned food and non-perishable items throughout the month of October for the North Texas Food Bank. They made their delivery of over 150 items last week.
Mosquito Joe of South Dade recently made a donation to Buy a Tree. Change a Life. in partnership with Life Pointe Church in Homestead FL, and People for Care & Learning. This organization donates 100% of proceeds from Christmas tree purchases to families both locally and globally.
Mosquito Joe of South Miami partnered with the Miami Rescue Mission for the Pack the Pantry food drive. They collected donations from customers to feed over 250,000 homeless people and matched the donations with their own canned foods. And because no dog should be left hungry around the holidays either, in the coming weeks they are donating dog food to their local humane society.
Mosquito Joe of Annapolis made their second annual donation to the Maryland Food Bank. In total, they delivered 182 items weighing in at 166 pounds, which went to feed the hungry for Thanksgiving. They plan to make this an annual partnership with the local Food Bank to make the holidays a little easier for those in need.
Mosquito Joe of Virginia Beach is participating in Toys for Tots for the second year in a row. Last year we were able to deliver several boxes of new, unopened toys for children and we’re hoping to collect even more this year. We’ll be accepting donations at our corporate office and picking up donations from customers between now and December 23. Several members of our Corporate staff will also be wrapping gifts with the The Helpers Organization this month as a fundraiser to assist the local Homeless Prevention Program.
Mosquito Joe of SW Nashville is working with Nothing But Nets, a charitable organization supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Basketball Association. They provide insecticide treated mosquito bed nets for families in Africa to help in reducing the number of deaths caused by malaria. They purchased 20 nets this month and will purchase one net for every treatment their customers purchase in April of 2016.
We are very proud of our Mosquito Joe franchisees and the efforts they’re making this holiday season to give a little bit back to their communities. As 2015 comes to a close, we are very grateful for all of our success this year and are looking forward to an even better year in 2016! For those lucky enough to still be enjoying warm weather, check out this blog post for a list of Mosquito Joe locations still in operation.