City of Monroe 2018 New Year’s Focus: City Employee Community Benevolent Projects

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 8:15am

Note:  For the past several years, on New Year’s Day, Mayor Mayo shares a new focus area that he and city officials will champion during the coming year. 

City of Monroe 2018 New Year’s Focus:  

City Employee Community Benevolent Projects 

Mayor Jamie Mayo announces the City of Monroe 2018 New Year’s focus will be City Employee Community Benevolent Projects. This effort is #12 on Mayor Mayo’s 60 for 60 projects list. 

Mayor Jamie Mayo comments, “In addition to working extremely hard to provide city services to our residents, Monroe city employees believe in going the extra mile for community service.  Over the years, our employees have fully embraced a plethora of initiatives aimed at benefiting Monroe neighborhoods, our local youth, senior citizens, the less fortunate, and more! For example, our most recent United Way fundraising campaign was a record-breaking effort by our employees. In 2018, we will participate in even more benevolent projects.  Our goal is to complete at least one such initiative during each month of 2018.  Hopefully, we can inspire other municipalities, businesses, schools, community groups and other organizations to join in or model after our efforts.” 

An outlined list of 2018 Benevolent Projects is listed below.  More detailed information will be shared about these projects, each month, as the actual initiative approaches. 

Month

BENEVOLENT PROJECT 

January

Distribute “Comfort Kits” to the Homeless and Less Fortunate 

February

Senior Sweethearts – Special visits to elderly residents in nursing homes and other organizations

March

Mentoring Moments – Reading and visiting students in our local school system(s) 

April

Community Service Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament to benefit up to 12 graduating high school seniors 

May

NELA Sickle Cell Run/Walk – fundraising and awareness effort 

June

Summer Fan Drive for Senior Citizens 

July

Bottled Water Drive for the Homeless and Less Fortunate 

August

School Supply Drive for Needy Students 

September      

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Run/Walk – fundraising and awareness effort

October

NELA Food Bank City Employee Canned Food Drive 

November

Annual Turkey Giveaway 

December

 Mayor-Council Christmas Bike Giveaway Twin City Firefighter & City Employee Christmas Toy Drive Senior Food Box Distribution w/NELA FoodBank and Goodfellows  


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