Community InvolvementMaking a difference in the community.
Every day, and in so many ways, Mercantile employees give of themselves to better our communities.
Each year, our employees volunteer more than 30,000 hours and serve on more than 200 local boards across our state.
We strive to be as generous as possible with financial support, but we also believe our responsibility goes far beyond that. We've built a culture that encourages hands-on involvement in community service. This means that on any given day, you might find a group of Mercantile employees organizing a fundraiser to help fight disease, building a home for a needy family, or volunteering at a school to mentor young people.
Each year Mercantile employees nominate nonprofit organizations they are passionate about for a Jean Day. One Friday each month employees are able to make a donation to the selected organization allowing them to wear jeans to work that day.
What is a MercMob? It's when Mercantile employees support locally owned businesses by gathering for lunch at a local restaurant. It's a great way to connect with our colleagues and support local businesses.
Employee participation in community events is a large part of the Mercantile culture. From walks, runs, bowl and bike-a-thons to dinners, auctions and galas, you can always find Mercantile employees among the guest list. In these and many other ways our employees make a real difference in the community and the lives of others.