DAYTON — The Midmark Foundation recently announced its participation in a new volunteer donation program for all of its U.S. teammates called “Paying it Forward.” With this program, Midmark teammates can volunteer with the organization of their choice and after 25 service hours, Midmark will donate $250 to the organization.
Every teammate and their spouse/partner are eligible for this program providing that the organization of choice is preapproved by the Midmark Foundation Board. Eligible organizations are ones that provide assistance in healthcare and education, as well as community stability programs.
Eligible programs that Midmark partners with are ones such as The Dayton Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent De Paul, YMCA, and several others, but many teammates have stepped outside the box and are contributing to organizations that hit close to home.
Jorge Monroy, senior financial analyst, is a board member for Dayton SMART Elementary School, the only public bilingual elementary school in Dayton. With Midmark’s participation in the “Paying it Forward” program, their contribution will help pay for a new playground area for the children.
“I maintain a close eye and ear to the wants and needs of our student body,” stated Monroy. “Thanks to Midmark’s focus on healthy living and community outreach, their contribution will help our school’s quest to obtain the resources needed.”
With the “Paying it Forward” program, Monroy is not the only teammate making a difference in the lives of others. Amy Denlinger, an operations manager in Midmark’s dental division, is using this program to volunteer time for the youth of Versailles. By serving on the Young Life Committee, Amy is running fundraisers to assist children in raising funds to attend summer camp.
“Young Life meets kids of all walks of life right where they are,” said Denlinger. “We build trusting relationships with the kids in our community, and help support them on a personal and spiritual level. I have gotten to know several of the kids and just love spending time with them.”
Other teammates are participating in this volunteer program with local organizations such as the Volunteer Fire Department in Osgood, and the Versailles Music Boosters and Performing Arts Center to help make an impact in their hometowns.
Two Midmark teammates serving on the board for Compassionate Care of Shelby County — Mitch Eiting and Sue Hulsmeyer. Over the years, Midmark has donated medical and dental equipment and volunteered time to support the clinic that provides healthcare services to uninsured and under insured residents of Shelby County.
The “Paying It Forward” program embodies the mission and values that Midmark has carried for 100 years now. With a passion to make a difference in the practice of healthcare and to every life touched, Midmark values the engagement of teammates in the community. Just last year, Midmark raised more than $42,000 for various organizations, potentially saved more than 5,000 lives through its partnership with the Community Blood Center and donated hundreds of pieces of equipment to countries in need through the World Vision global organization and Union Gospel Mission.
Global Community Relations Manager, Mitch Eiting commented, “Every year, Midmark seeks opportunities to contribute to the needs of communities and the world. With the “Paying it Forward” volunteer program and the commitment to continually live out our motto, “Because we care,” 2015 is no exception.
Celebrating its 100th year in business, Midmark Corporation strives to bring efficient patient care to millions of people each day in the human and animal healthcare industries around the world. A leading provider of medical, dental and veterinary equipment solutions, Midmark is focused on continuously improving exam room workflow and enhancing patient-caregiver interactions. Midmark’s more than 1,600 teammates worldwide are dedicated to redefining the future of the clinical space and making a positive difference in the practice of healthcare. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, Midmark maintains production and administrative offices in Versailles, Ohio, as well as four subsidiaries in the United States and international subsidiaries in France, India and Italy. To learn more about Midmark, visit midmark.com, and follow Midmark on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.