The mission of MERC Community Cares is to provide charitable outreach to individuals and families in need of support.
Through fundraising drives and charity events, MERC and it’s member community support organizations in their efforts
to end hunger, poverty and homelessness, improve the lives of children and care for the elderly.
Join the Minnesota Employee Relocation Council (MERC) for our annual holiday fundraising event at The District in Edina, MN on November 15th for a "Relo Friendsgiving" celebration including networking, wine tasting, hearty appetizers, art gallery tours, raffles, games and prizes.
Art Sculpture Competition
2023 Charitable Partner
MERC and the Community Cares Committee is aligning our 2023 fundraising efforts in support of Worldwide ERC's® Foundation for Workforce Mobility. Established in 2004, The Worldwide ERC® Foundation for Workforce Mobility's mission is to energize the global community through charitable giving. Its vision is that all communities touched by global mobility are actively aware of, inspired by and engaged in our charitable efforts, worldwide.
Move for Hunger's network of socially-responsible relocation companies provides their customers, clients, and residents with the opportunity to donate their food when they move. Members of Move For Hunger also volunteer to host/assist with community food drives, participate in cause marketing campaigns, and create employee giving programs.
Since 2009, Move for Hunger has delivered 32 million pounds of food to food banks across the United States and Canada. That’s the equivalent of more than 26 million meals.
Family Promise coordinates local efforts that bring communities together to help families experiencing homelessness regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity.
Working with these community partners, they provide temporary housing, meals, and services to more than 125,000 family members annually.
WERC works in cooperation with regional relocation councils to support a student scholarship program for high school seniors. Students apply via a regional relocation council, in this case, MERC. One student will be selected for the regional scholarship and that student is entered into the WERC Foundation for Workforce Mobility scholarship pool. As a result, there is an opportunity to be awarded funds from both MERC and the Foundation. The minimum regional award is $500.
Visit MERC Scholarship Resource Page to learn more.
Deadline for applicants is March 15, 2023
2023 Annual Conference Charity Golf Tournament
Thank you to our Sponsors