Nominated by St. Joseph’s Villa & Shalom Farms
Midas of Richmond is more than a business. The company, led by Mark Smith, is a service leader and has forged enduring partnerships with a wide range of organizations dedicated to helping our community. St. Joseph’s Villa and Shalom Farms nominated Midas of Richmond for this honor.
The company began supporting St. Joseph’s Villa in 2014 as a lead sponsor for an event benefiting Broad Rock Academy, a college prep school for students who have challenges learning in a traditional environment. When Mark Smith asked the organization what was their most critical need, they replied that it was a permanent staff member to run their Learning and Therapy Garden and Culinary Program. Midas of Richmond generously offered to provide a significant portion of the funding for the position for the next 10 years.
Midas of Richmond has worked with Shalom Farms since 2015 and is described by the organization as one of its most engaged and impactful corporate partners. The company supported their capital campaign, helping the organization relocate and expand its farming operation this past year. Mark Smith also never misses an opportunity to amplify the organization’s work to combat food insecurity by including Shalom Farms in Midas of Richmond’s radio and TV marketing.
In addition, Midas of Richmond has participated in Virginia Blood Services blood drives since 2003. More than 20,000 donors have participated, each getting a free oil change. The company’s blood drives have grown to account for over 2.5% of Virginia Blood Services’ blood supply and the service model is being adopted by Midas franchises all over the country. Midas of Richmond also has food drives for FeedMore all year long, offering free state inspections in exchange for donations of $10 or more to the organization. Their efforts have collected over $500,000 for FeedMore to date.
The Outstanding Organizational Partner award honors a business that provides deep support for a breadth of organizations in the nonprofit community. Midas of Richmond has surpassed that charge, making commitment to community service an essential part of its business practices every day.
National Philanthropy Day® is a celebration of Central Virginia’s philanthropic spirit. The awards given at the luncheon recognize the leaders in the community who make a true impact on the quality of life, cultural vibrancy, and fabric of our region.
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