Integrated Project Mercy
Giving back is a core principle of Our Mission & Beliefs, the ideals we live by every day. Through Integrated Project Mercy, our employees dedicate their time and talents to their communities while strengthening their relationships with each other.
One of IPM’s seven offices selects a different charity for the company to support every quarter, generally focusing on children, education, or the underprivileged. Through these efforts, IPM employees have raised thousands of dollars while contributing hundreds of hours to help those in need.
According to the USDA, more than 10 percent of American households experience food insecurity each year. That’s why IPM chose to adopt “From Farms to Food Banks” as the theme for the first-quarter Integrated Project Mercy activities.
“This theme meant bolstering the production of crops reaching people with food insecurity in our communities,” explains John Gracia, a director in IPM’s Boston office and the Q1 Project Mercy lead. “The sweat equity of our spring labor is now providing fresh produce throughout the growing season to those in need.”
It is estimated that more than 500,000 people experience homelessness across America each night, and this figure has only grown in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. TIPM chose to support those experiencing homelessness during the 2021 holiday season for the fourth-quarter Integrated Project Mercy activities.
“The holidays tend be the hardest on those who already have less,” explained fourth-quarter Project Mercy lead Tim Ehr, a director in the Minneapolis office. “We’re trying to close that gap by giving some of these folks a feeling of normalcy. We can’t fix the situation, but we can decrease the gap when it’s felt most.”
Through its quarterly projects, Integrated Project Management Company’s (IPM) philanthropic arm, Integrated Project Mercy, often assists organizations focused on helping children. For the third-quarter effort, the company supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), a nonprofit that has helped several of IPM’s family members.
The pandemic and its resulting job loss, childcare disruptions, social isolation, and other impacts have taken a toll on Americans’ mental health. So Integrated Project Management (IPM) directed its Integrated Project Mercy activities toward mental health awareness.
Throughout the pandemic, as unemployment increased, hunger became a problem for many families. Feeding those in need is a recurring theme in Integrated Project Management’s Project Mercy efforts, and it’s especially urgent now. So the leaders of the latest effort focused on supporting organizations that provide services to those in need.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for most Americans. People who are victims of domestic violence may be facing unprecedented danger while sheltering in place with their abusers. So IPM focused its quarterly philanthropic efforts on supporting domestic violence victims.