400 Volunteer Hours and $15,000 Donated to Local Nonprofits
Crosby Marketing Communications recently celebrated its 4th Annual “Inspiring Actions That Matter™ Day of Service.” For the entire day, the agency closed its Annapolis, Md., headquarters and Washington, D.C., office so all 66 staff members could participate in service projects with local charities and nonprofit organizations.
The Crosby team donated 400 hours of community service in a single day through service projects at three different organizations in the Washington/Baltimore region. Projects included:
The VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The VA center provides health and medical care for veterans. Crosby staff spent the day with veterans receiving care at the facility, visiting one-on-one and leading group games.
The Chesapeake Ecology Center in Annapolis, a program of the Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department. The center is used to demonstrate environmentally friendly ecoscaping practices to educators, master gardeners, school children and the public in general. The Crosby team replaced plants and trees, mulched and weeded, and helped install new signs along the center’s pathways.
The Clagett Farm in Upper Marlboro, managed by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The 285-acre farm provides 35,000 pounds of fresh produce each year to low-income families. The Crosby team helped with farm activities, including harvesting, cleaning and sorting vegetables, haying and repairing fences. Team members also helped with the farm’s native tree and shrub nursery by fertilizing and repotting trees used throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
To provide additional support beyond the day of service, Crosby also made a $5,000 donation to each organization, totaling $15,000 in all.
“Our entire team looks forward to this day each year,” said agency President Raymond Crosby. “Staff members suggest the nonprofit organizations and choose where they will work. It’s a great honor to support these worthy organizations and help fulfill our mission of Inspiring Actions That Matter™.”
As one of the largest agencies in the Mid-Atlantic, Crosby is ranked #3 on Washington Business Journal’s list of largest regional ad agencies and #39 on O’Dwyer’s list of largest independent PR firms, #9 for Healthcare PR, and #16 for Environmental PR.
Crosby provides integrated advertising, public relations, social media and digital marketing services through specialized practices in Healthcare, Government and Advocacy & Social Marketing. The company’s mission of Inspiring Actions That Matter™ helps clients positively impact people’s lives and contribute to the greater good.