As part of its commitment to seek philanthropic opportunities through the employee-led VISION committee, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. donated $50,000 in December 2021 to two Chicagoland-area nonprofits who make a difference in the community.
The Northern Illinois Food Bank has multiple locations across Chicagoland and serves neighbors in 13 counties, providing 250,000 meals a day. In addition to the donation, several employees of Mitsubishi Electric Automation participated in a volunteer food packaging event organized by the VISION committee.
A Safe Place is the only service provider dealing exclusively with domestic violence and human trafficking in Lake County, Illinois. This non-profit organization helps victims after abuse and prevents future abuse by addressing its root cause through intervention programs for abusers. A Safe Place also educates young people, teens and the community at large about domestic violence and human trafficking, the warning signs and what everyday people can do to stop it.
“$25,000 buys a lot of food and it will mean a lot to people, especially now during the holidays,” said Dave Brearton of Mondelez International and Northern Illinois Food Bank board member. “Every dollar makes a difference in our ability to help survivors and their children. It literally saved lives and prevented further violence,” said Damaris Lorta, Development Director at A Safe Place.