Topeka, KS — Approximately 50 volunteers from Mars Chocolate North America’s Topeka facility joined local Habitat for Humanity to build housing for the non-profit’s clients.
Participants from the Mars Volunteer Program worked on the home building project as part of the company’s “'M’ Prove America” initiative that funds construction of Habitat for Humanity homes nationwide. Mars reports more than 500 employees have worked with Habitat affiliates throughout the U.S. in 2013.
“We appreciate the warm welcome Topekans have given us during the past couple years while the new factory has been under construction,” Mars Chocolate North America Topeka Site Director Bret Spangler says. “We’re very excited to be part of the community and showcase our support for Habitat for Humanity.”
In addition to the home, Mars presented a check for $200,000 to Downtown Topeka, Inc. for its neighborhood revitalization project.