Millie and Severson has been a part of building California since our founding in 1945. That has meant that we have been involved in nearly every community in Southern California. And with our recent expansion to Northern California, we expect the same to happen there. We believe in the true value of giving back to our communities and do so as a company and as individuals. We have supported some causes for many years and some we’ve just begun. But one thing remains the same – we will always care about our communities and will give freely to make them better for everyone. Click through below to learn more about any of our phenomenal causes.
Tour of Long Beach
22 Millie and Severson employees and their families are participating in the Tour of Long Beach on May 12, 2018. The team is riding to support pediatric cancer research at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach with a goal of raising $3,000.
Toys for Tots
Millie and Severson has been a proud supporter of Toys for Tots for the last three years. The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Our toy donations are turned over to the Naval Station in Seal Beach.
ACE Mentor Program
Scott Hayes, Millie and Severson’s Chief Estimator, has been participating with the ACE Mentor program for 3 years. Scott commits at least 2 hours each week to mentor young students and teach them about the rewards of a career in architecture, construction and engineering.
Save Our Beach
Millie and Severson is a strong supporter of Save Our Beach and regularly participates in beach cleanups in nearby Seal Beach. At our most recent outing on September 16, 2017, we joined hundreds of other volunteers as part of California Coastal Cleanup Day and collected trash and recyclables. To participate and learn more, visit Save Our Beach here.
Team M&S Hits the Road to Fight HIV/AIDS
Also in its second year, Millie and Severson is proud to sponsor an AIDS Lifecycle team that directly supports the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in their efforts for AIDS/HIV treatment and awareness. This effort, spearheaded by M&S BIM Manager Sean McMahon, was first launched in September 2015. Check out the team’s page for updates and photos along the trail. http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/teamMandS
Millie and Severson Volunteer Day to help the Community of Compton and its California Prep Academy
We built four picnic tables, a storage shed and constructed outdoor chalkboard walls. Other projects included repairing a fence, transforming outdoor furniture with whimsical colors and all kinds of hauling, organizing and cleaning. There was an army of volunteers, not only from Millie and Severson, but also from nearby schools and Saddleback Church. Led by Project Manager Michael Swanberg the Millie and Severson team accomplished every project we set out to do. Special thanks to Matt Stallings and Danny Ronquillo who put in extra effort before and after the day’s activities. Congratulations on a job well done!
Precious Life Shelter
Millie and Severson is delighted to support local charity Precious Life Shelter. The goal of the shelter is for each woman to regain stability and become self-reliant. To that end, construction recently wrapped up on the beautiful new residences on Cherry Street, with a Ribbon Cutting and dedication held March 27, 2018. The new property will offer permanent housing for qualified graduates and their children. To learn more about Precious Life Shelter, visit them here.
Our Green Team started in 2014 and has accomplished many initiatives, leading to the elimination of single use coffee cups, plates and utensils; reducing paper use through more digital efforts; supporting LEED accreditation with financial incentives; and planting drought-tolerant vegetation in our garden. The team recently celebrated Earth Day with a company picnic that featured our newly-planted herb garden, a raffle to benefit Precious Life Shelter with a sustainable gift, and plenty of free plants and herbs for every staff member who wants to start their own garden at home.
Millie and Severson is proud to support a variety of organizations that are important to our employees and our clients. Each year we give generously to causes ranging from the Boys & Girls Club to City of Hope to Habitat for Humanity through cash contributions.
Operation Christmas Child
For the 3rd year in a row, Millie and Severson employees take part in Operation Christmas Child, a gift drive to provide Christmas cheer to less fortunate children outside the United States. Boxes are provided for employees to fill up with toys, clothes and essentials, giving every child the thrill of having a gift on Christmas day. The program, sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse, has reached more than 135 million children all across the globe and reminds us all of the joy of giving back. To learn more about Operation Christmas Child, please visit them here.