Our Commitment to Charities and Organizations
While continuing the MSI philosophy of building relationships, we also strive to help build the community by participating in the charities and organizations featured below.
Bikes for Tikes
In 2002, MSI Sheet Metal Field Supervisor Tommy Johnson attended a concert in Orlando where the performer, Aaron Tippon, assembled a bike on stage and then donated it to the Toys for Tots Foundation through the Mayor of Ocoee Florida. This inspirational event motivated Tommy to get more involved in the organization, and thus, helped to integrate the Toys for Tots foundation into MSI's community outreach program.
By reaching out to neighbors, friends, and local service organizations, funds are raised to purchase the bikes and necessary tools to assemble them. Then, every December, MSI associates—along with their family and friends—gather to assemble, test, and then donate hundreds of bikes to Toys for Tots, Orlando.
MSI founder, Bill Dillard, presents the check from the 2011 golf tournament fundraiser to Frontline Outreach.
In 1984, MSI was encouraged by a long-time client to visit an urban Orlando Christian Ministry, Frontline Outreach. Frontline Outreach was established as a building and grounds that would serve underpriveledged families in the urban Orlando area, and focuses on early childhood development. After meeting with Frontline Outreach's founder, CR Smith, MSI management decided that it would be a part of the MSI mission help support such a commendable cause. Twenty-five MSI Associates volunteered their time to check the facility's HVAC systems to assure proper operation and efficiency. MSI also engaged the Associated General Contractors and Associated Building Contractors Associations to target specific renovations within the 45,000 square foot building.
From then on, the MSI's annual Customer Golf Tourney became the official fund raising event for Frontline Outreach. With over $780,000 already raised, MSI's event brings together over 200 of its clients, business associates, family, and friends to enjoy a day of golf with all proceeds going to Frontline.
Today Frontline houses over 100 Head Start students during the school year, along with maintaining programs such as Read to Succeed, Urban All American, Character Academy, and a variety of recreation programs that keep Frontline children off the streets and on the front line of building future Orlando citizens!
For more information on Frontline Outreach and its mission, please visit: http://www.frontlineoutreach.org/