Maurice Cares

Established in 2008 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Maurice Cares is about giving back: To our community, to our environment and to make it a better place for all of us to live.                                      

INTRODUCTION
"As we reflect on our past successes and plan for the future, we recognize the importance of giving back to our communities and protecting the environment, which is integral to our businesses and the quality of our lives.

Maurice Cares focuses on two key initiatives.  Make a Difference Day is a day for our 600+ associates to give back to our communities through a day of service. Group projects are organized or associates may select an individual volunteer activity which is community or environmentally focused. Associates are encouraged to invite their families to participate as well. Our 10th Annual Make a Difference Day was held on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

The second initiative focuses on fund-raising. The Fund Raising Committee plans company sponsored activities throughout the year. Maurice matches the money raised by these activities and awards an annual gift to select charitable organizations, nominated by our associates and presented at our Year Beginning Meeting in January.

Maurice Cares is Maurice Sporting Goods most ambitious charitable program to date, fully focused on bringing community service to the forefront. Maurice Cares, making a difference every day!

Thank you for your support of the Maurice Cares program."  ~Jory Katlin, President & CEO

Charitable Activities

VOLUNTEERING
Make a Difference Day: One day each year, every Maurice associate is provided the opportunity to volunteer for a wide variety of community services and organizations during our Make a Difference Day. Opportunities have ranged from wildlife area cleanup, environmental activities and youth organization activities to food banks, charity landscaping projects, and gift box packing for active, retired and disabled military members.

In addition to the numerous people, animals and organizations that benefit from our volunteer activities, there is also the opportunity for our associates in various departments at each location to work, socialize and get to know each other outside the corporate environment or just others that they don't work with every day.

To view details and photos of our Make a Difference Day activities choose a year below:
2015   • 2014   • 2013   • 2012   • 2011   • 2010   • 2009   • 2008

FUNDRAISING

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Direct Donation
We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution is tax deductible. You can donate to Maurice Cares by:

• Check -
Made out to Maurice Cares and sent to:
Maurice Cares
1910 Techny Rd.
Northbrook, IL 60062

• Credit Card - Click Here to Donate by Credit Card

• PayPal -    

paypal link

Employee Payroll Deduction
If you would like to make a payroll deduction, please email Pat Halachoulis.

Who Benefits

NOMINATION PROCESS
Nominations for each year will be accepted from NOV 1 through DEC 31.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION

Throughout the year, Maurice Cares hosts company sponsored activities to raise money in support of various charitable organizations. Maurice matches the money raised by these activities. Maurice associates then nominate a worthy charity to be the recipient of a monetary award from Maurice Cares. The recipient(s) of the donation(s) are selected after year-end and will be announced at our Year Beginning Meeting in 2018.

MAURICE CARES 2017 AWARDS GRANTED
In addition to Vendor donations the Fund Raising Committee raised money during 2017 through special events they hosted. This coupled with matching funds from the owners of Maurice Sporting goods, made it possible to donate $40,000 to charitable causes.

Maurice Cares was pleased to be able to help the following organizations.

 

Past Donation Recipients

 

Environmental Initiatives

Maurice Sporting Goods Team GreenTeam Green members champion Maurice’s environmental and sustainability programs such as recycling and e-waste recycling. Our corporate headquarters and distribution centers were retro-fitted with energy-efficient lighting tied to motion sensors. In addition to the work our Team Green does regarding environmental stewardship, Maurice Cares aligns with that endeavor through projects such as the ongoing collection of aluminum pop tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald House and hosting Nike Reuse a Shoe drives. Many environmental programs are supported every year by our employee volunteers on the Maurice Cares “Make a Difference Day” held annually in July.

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