Over the years, we’ve realized that the passion our people have for the charities and organizations they care about helps shape their personalities and drive them to succeed and we wanted to be a part of that. In 2017, we created a Charity Committee that is responsible for reviewing requests for charitable donations and allocating funds on behalf of the company.
By becoming involved with our employees’ different organizations, programs, and charities, we grow closer to our employees and the places we call home.
This past quarter, McCormick Taylor’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee was pleased to request funds from the Charity Committee for Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly, Inc., whose mission is to cultivate an active Native American/Indigenous presence in the city of Philadelphia through cultural, educational, and community-building initiatives that uplift Native traditions, creative economies, and histories.
Since 2017, the organization produces an annual cultural festival and awareness campaign for “Indigenous Peoples' Day”, which is celebrated on the second Monday of October. In 2019, they began to celebrate this Native-American social justice movement at Shackamoxon (or known as Penn Treaty Park).
In addition, throughout the year, the organization and community network shares relevant resources and informative news articles focused on Indigenous issues through their online platforms. Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly is at the forefront of conversations regarding Indigenous sovereignty, immigration, and environmental justice. They also have cultivated a substantial presence in Philadelphia and have been successful in connecting with Indigenous people living in other regions throughout the Americas and worldwide.
McCormick Taylor’s donation will allow Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly to continue to deconstruct stereotypes of “the Indian,” build a narrative in its place that celebrates the wealth of Indigenous cultures, histories, knowledge, and politics, and create an educational environment statewide that is empathetic and caring to Native Americans from North, Central, and South America.
Learn more about Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly here!
About McCormick Taylor's DEI Committee
McCormick Taylor strives to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment. Our commitment to inclusion spans age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, and physical and mental ability. Our focus is on building a culture that promotes, supports, and values the diverse backgrounds and voices of our employees so that everyone can succeed.
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