We believe that it is important to invest and be involved in our community. We have developed various projects that allow us to give back to our communities that have supported us for over 20 years.
Volunteers: Both Mady and Mules Physical Therapy (MMPT) and Howard County Physical Therapy (HCPT) often permit high school students with an interest in the physical therapy field to spend time shadowing our physical therapists. We also offer internship possibilities for college students. We feel that this is an important service to provide in order to help students determine if they want to pursue a career in the field of physical therapy.
Sponsorships: We feel it is important to take an active interest in the organizations throughout the community. We have been corporate sponsors for the annual Jingle Bell 5K Run for Arthritis and the Race for the Cure – Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Run. We also sponsor The American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Our staff members attend area job fairs and school career days/fairs. We have donated items used at sports camps at Towson University and we sponsor area high schools by contributing to the cost of seasonal athletic programs and local sports tournaments.
Match Monday: Our most recent addition to our community involvement is Match Monday. On the first Monday of every month we will match and donate ½ of all co-pays collected from patients that Monday to a charity or group in need. The charity will change based on need and we are certainly open to and hoping for recommendations. If you have a recommendation or suggestion, please talk to a staff member and we will pursue the information. While this is not an all inclusive list, some of the organizations we have donated to include: StandUp for Kids Baltimore, Family Crisis Center of Baltimore, Habitat for Humanity International, Toys for Tots, The Gilcrest Center, National MS Society, GB Charities, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults, and the Meghan Puls Foundation. Again, if you have any suggestions, please contact a staff member.
Holiday Giving: Each year we search for a family or group in need and donate to them at the holiday season. We have adopted families, contributed money to various local charities and we have contributed food and clothing to shelters in Baltimore. We also provide a place for patients to donate non-perishable food items needed for holiday meals. We take care of delivering the donations and we have found that it is a very convenient way for patients to contribute during the holidays.
Troops: Periodically, we collect items to be sent to US Troops serving our country. We work with a contact in a troop and send the items through a specific person. If anyone would like to provide a name and contact information for a person serving in the military, we would appreciate that information.