Philanthropy

Metro Group has always valued its commitment to the communities in which we work. After beginning in a small apartment in Manhattan, Metro Group has grown to include people across globe of varying backgrounds and histories. Our philanthropy efforts reflect our values that place people first.

We are honored to support dynamic organizations that inspire us daily.

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Operation Smile

Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Operation Smile has provided hundreds of thousands of surgeries for children born with a cleft lip or cleft palate. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to people worldwide by mobilizing thousands of medical volunteers in various specialties. Metro Group team members have supported Operation Smile by making hundreds of calls requesting donations for their incredible mission.

The ALS Foundation

The ALS Association funds global ALS research, provides care services and programs to people affected by ALS. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, Metro Group has a personal connection to fighting ALS, and since 2017, we have supported “Walk to Defeat ALS.” In 2020 under pandemic restrictions, Metro Group took to the phones to raise money for the “Walk Your Way” campaign, a COVID-safe version of the walk-a-thon.

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Bite Me Cancer

Bite Me Cancer focuses on supporting teenagers in the fight against cancer. Founded in 2010, each year Metro Group participates in fundraisers to support thyroid cancer research and raise the spirits of teen cancer patients. 

National MS Society

Multiple sclerosis affects the central nervous systems. It is unpredictable and the cause remains unknown. Metro Group support the National MS Society through participation in the annual Bike MS fundraiser and through a charitable cycling club, Beach Vortex. 

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COVID Relief in India

As COVID spiked in India, Metro Group sought out organizations fighting the pandemic in Chennai, as it is home to many colleagues in the greater container shipping industry. With input from Chennai residents, Metro Group donated to Iniya Udhayam Charitable Trust and (https://iniyaudaiyamngo.org/), which provides COVID sanitation kits and food to families, and Good Life Centre (www.goodlifecentre.org), a shelter for homeless children.