BY MARIE LODI
Throughout the year, MedMen teams up with multiple charity organizations to show their support for a variety of causes. For Children’s Cancer Awareness Month in September, MedMen joined forces with the Ronald McDonald House (RMDH) Charities to show their support. MedMen employees participated in various volunteer opportunities and initiatives throughout the country during September as well as throughout the first half of October. These heartfelt efforts included painting, the RMDH Helping Hands program, and Meals of Love, a program that helps support families by giving them a night off of having to prepare a meal and contend with cleaning up afterward.
In California, MedMen’s Meals of Love event included feeding 90 families three separate dinners—a total of 270 meals served in September. Over in Illinois, MedMen employees spent a day at their local Ronald McDonald House, touring the facility with RMDH program director Katie Allabough, and painted a children’s playset. All MedMen locations also donated boxes of items from the RMDH wish list, which asks for day-to-day essentials for the home, such as cleaning products, furniture, kitchen and pantry items, and hygiene products and amenities.
From September 1 through October 12, MedMen also donated 10% of proceeds of its CannaKids products, along with additional select products from its Beverly Hills and Santa Ana locations, to Saving Sophie, a non-profit organization that helps families dealing with cancer, autism, or epilepsy, by providing them online educational and informative resources and support.