New York, NY (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
Employees at Quadriga Art, a global direct marketing company that transforms the image and bottom line of businesses and nonprofit organizations, are excitedly planning a return trip to rural Mississippi to help build safe homes for impoverished families. This year’s trip will be the third ministry trip in a row for a Quadriga Art team.
“The employees who went on the past two trips say it is the most rewarding thing they’ve done in years,” said Quadriga Chief Executive Officer Mark Schulhof, who went on both trips and even brought his children along last year. “It’s an opportunity for all of us to give sacrificially of our time together as a team, and gain understanding of what it’s like on the ground for our nonprofit clients, who spend every day helping needy and deserving people around the world.”
Six Quadriga Art employees, plus Schulhof and Chief Operating Officer Dean Wimer and their families, spent four days rebuilding the dilapidated home of a couple living in a depressed rural region of Mississippi. They coordinated the project through Sacred Heart Southern Missions of Jackson as part of the Quadriga Art “Building Bonds Beyond Business” corporate outreach program. It was the second year in a row Quadriga sent a team to help Sacred Heart, which is a longtime client that Quadriga assists with low-cost, maximum-return fundraising campaigns.
Quadriga started the charitable service program in 2011 after employees heard about Sacred Heart’s work and requested time off so they could travel from their offices in New York and New Jersey to Mississippi to help with housing rehabilitation projects.
Last year, the team renovated a very dilapidated home that was once a sharecropper’s shack. The owners are a working but very poor couple, living in a rural community set in the middle of cotton fields.
Lori Moon, a Quadriga strategy director who went on both trips, said the response of the recipients was an incredible reward for the team’s labor. “Seeing the woman’s eyes light up when she walked in and saw how light and bright her house was made all our work worthwhile.”
Moon said team members also benefited from a first-hand look at the ministry of their client. “Sacred Heart is changing the lives of people every day, and we got to see how what we do at Quadriga helps them do that.”
Quadriga employees are now working with Sacred Heart to identify the recipient of this year’s building project. “Whoever it is, they are deserving of our help and we believe we will be the ones to reap the greatest reward,” said Schulhof.
About Quadriga Art, LLC.: Quadriga Art, LLC, is a global company providing nonprofit organizations, fundraising agencies and commercial brands with innovative direct marketing campaign solutions that produce extraordinary results. For more than seventy years, Quadriga Art has helped clients raise money and create connections. The breadth of Quadriga Art’s services and work spans 25 countries, and more than a billion of its direct marketing packages reach targeted prospects, donors and consumer markets annually. The company has more than 3,500 employees in offices New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Amsterdam. Honour China, Quadriga’s world-class manufacturing facility, is ISO 9001 Certified. More information about the company is available at http://www.quadrigaart.com or by emailing info(at)quadrigaart(dot)com.