Merchant Warehouse®, along with companies throughout New England, participated in the 24th Annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge®, which was held in the heart of downtown Boston. Among a sold-out crowd of 12,000 people, 23 Merchant Warehouse employees took on the 5K “challenge” to help raise money for the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. This year, the Foundation donated $500,000 to the Waterfront Performing Arts Series, which showcases various artistic genres including opera, classical music, ballet, modern dance, musical theater, soul, and pop.
“We are proud to have once again been a part of this charitable event,” said Henry Helgeson, Co-CEO of Merchant Warehouse. “We feel strongly about giving back to the community and being part of a world-wide effort for corporate philanthropy.” Henry added, “Getting involved in events like this can be rewarding on so many levels, and we really enjoy donating our time and efforts to help organizations that need and deserve our support.”
While covering the spectrum of runners and walkers, Merchant Warehouse participants had ambitions of accomplishing personal and group goals, while competing and working together in the road race. As a result, this occasion not only aided non-profits and advocated health and fitness, but it also served companies like ours as a means to further build team morale and inspire that competitive spirit that we carry throughout our office every day.