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Mercuria supports a range of charitable social programs and events. In general, our focus is on projects that help children and contribute to building a better future for communities.
Heads Together 2017 London Marathon
Mercuria supported the participation of employees Richard Gormley and Antonin de Benoist in the 2017 London Marathon for Heads Together, the official charity partner of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. After the race, Gormley and his son discussed the charity with Prince William at The Royal Society of London.
In Haiti, as well as in their other international locations, Mercuria supports the efforts of buildOn, an US-based nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. Mercuria’s participation, led by employee Andrea Valerio, successfully built one full school in Arniquet, in the South West of Haiti, which will host 140 children in 3 classrooms, and also provides afternoon and night literacy courses to local adults.
North American Community Outreach Program
In support of the Mercuria North America Community Outreach Program, employees at Mercuria donated school supplies and financial contributions in an effort to raise supplies and funds for youth at community schools. Mercuria offices in San Antonio and Houston, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Billings, Montana; Greenwich, Connecticut; and Calgary, Canada partnered with local comunity organizations to raise the funds and supplies. Local partner organizations included the RiverStone Health Foundation, Communities in Schools, the Boys & Girls Clubs, and the Calgary Board of Education.
DePelchin Children’s Center
Mercuria participated in the DePelchin Children’s Center Holiday Project during in 2015 and 2016. Mercuria and its employees provided Christmas gifts for children in need. DePelchin Children’s Center is the leading center in Texas for children’s well-being, with a focus on mental health, foster care, and adoption services.
Mercuria contributes to the wellbeing and recreational activities of disadvantaged, chronically ill children at the Marange House centre in South Africa.
Mercuria also contributes to the running of the Ubuntu House which is part of the AFM Executive Welfare uMephi project in South Africa. The House provides a home and care for abandoned and special needs children of the community.
Charity Gala Ball
For the past four years, Mercuria has contributed to Beijing’s prestigious Charity Gala Ball, which has a different focus each year. In 2011, nearly 19 million RMB was raised for rural centers offering skills training and support for the underprivileged and physically impaired.