Community Outreach

Meridian's Community Service & Corporate Stewardship Initiatives

As a locally-focused company, the Meridian team values opportunities to positively contribute to our community. 

In 2013, we revamped our efforts to give back to the community by creating a formal Community Outreach Committee, dedicated to implementing quarterly efforts to support metro area non-profit organizations and other causes important to members of our team. 

Participation in the Meridian Outreach Committee and all outreach events and initiatives is voluntary. All Meridian employees, their friends and their families are welcome and encouraged to participate in Outreach Committee events and initiatives!

Some of Our Community Outreach Partners Include:

ALIVE! logo ALIVE! ( ALexandrians InVolved Ecumenically) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers from over 40 religious congregations and the community working together to help those in need in Alexandria, Virginia. ALIVE! is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community. Learn more >>

Screen Shot 2018-03-16 at 12.13.18 PM.pngCornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services. The organization remains firmly rooted in the Reston community and embraces founder Robert E. Simon’s principle of inclusivity, applying this value - that all may “live, work, play and serve” - in the many communities where we now operate. Learn more >>

Women Giving Back logoWomen Giving Back's (WGB) mission is to support women and children in crisis, and build their confidence and self-esteem, by providing great quality clothing at no cost, assisted by caring and committed volunteers who offer personalized service and interaction. Founded in 2007, the organization supplements HomeAid Northern Virginia, helping transitionally homeless women and children get on their feet with clothes to help them enter the workplace. Learn more >>

Just a few of our Community Outreach initiatives...

Doing Good, Feels Good. Meridian Personnel pictured above (left to right: Beth Hayes, Senior Director of HR; Kerry Gritzner, HR Intern; Diane Miller, AR/AP Staff) with a Meridian delivery truck full of items collected during the company’s 2nd Annual Spring into Summer Clothing Drive, benefiting WGB.

Meridian Concludes Overwhelmingly Successful Clothing Drive for Local Northern VA Charity

Meridian recently concluded an overwhelmingly successful clothing drive to benefit a community outreach partner, Women Giving Back (WGB), a non-profit organization that provides professional clothing to individuals in the Northern Virginia community. WGB, a HomeAid Northern Virginia program, will use the donations contributed by the Meridian employee community to help local disadvantaged women and children fully and confidently participate in work and school.


Meridian Sponsors Mary's Center 5th Annual Golf Classic #Golf2GiveCare

Meridian In The Community: Mary's Center 5th Annual Golf Classic

Meridian Imaging Solutions teed-off as a sponsor of this year’s Mary’s Center 5th Annual Golf Classic!  

Mary’s Center offers all-inclusive services, geared towards assisting individuals and families with attaining physical and mental health, helping them to overcome any life challenges faced. Ultimately, Mary’s Center aims to provide families with a sense of confidence, knowing they are equipped with the necessary tools to effectively care for themselves, while providing them with skills to help move up the economic ladder.


French Fry

Project French Fry: Meridian Employees Raise Funds for Local Animal Shelter

Many Meridianites are pet-parents, so it's no surprise our Community Outreach Committee voted unanimously to support an initiative to help local animals in need. While the Outreach Committee does have a company-sponsored budget, we wanted to do more to raise awareness for the cause among our co-workers and friends, rather than just writing a check. 

Read on for the story of French Fry — the sweet, disabled dog in need of a forever home, who Meridian was honored to help sponsor.



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Going OVER THE EDGE to Support Habitat for Humanity of Northern VA

On Saturday, May 19, as part of a partnership between Meridian's Community Outreach Committee and Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia, Meridian VP of Sales Chris Lucci will participate in a high-adrenaline rappel down the 15-story Hilton Global Headquarters building to actively support Habitat NOVA’s mission. Help us send Chris OVER THE EDGE here!

This is NOT your Typical Fundraiser! Habitat's 2018 Over the Edge event is one of the most highly anticipated and exciting fundraisers in Northern Virginia. This unique experience will only be matched by the participants' deep pride in supporting Habitat NOVA’s mission — building lives and homes for local families. 

With 80+ elite thrill-seekers – or “Edgers” – enrolled, the OVER THE EDGE event supports Habitat NOVA's program outreach including the 100 Families Served Campaign – a major milestone: 100 families served since the organization's inception in 1992.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) is a vanguard affordable homeownership advocate, known for ensuring strong and stable local communities and families. The affiliate has a stellar 28+ year reputation of fostering strength, stability, and self-reliance for local families wanting to invest in themselves and their communities through affordable homeownership.


Meridian in the Community: Cornerstones After School Snack Packs Program 2018

Today, Meridian's Community Outreach Committee gathered together with other employee volunteers to contribute to the Cornerstones After School Snack Pack program — assembling 118 snack bags for donation, which the Meridian delivery team will drop off next week.

The After School Snack Pack program entails preparing after-school snack bags for children served by Cornerstones programs

The Reston, VA based non-profit has been a Meridian Community Outreach partner for a number of years and primarily works in local apartment communities to connect residents to local services and often has children drop in after school for programs and help with their homework.


The Benefits of In-House Production Printing vs Outsourced Printing

Modern print technology has made it possible to produce large volumes of high-quality printed material right in the office. Depending on the size of your office, and your organization’s needs, print solutions are available in-house that in the past were only found at professional print facilities. In fact, print technology is so good now, particularly the multifunction printer (MFP), that many commercial print shops use the same machines found in many offices.

So, aside from the availability of professional equipment, why are many businesses now considering bringing production printing capabilities in-house?

Read on to learn more about the factors involved when considering in-house production printing vs. outsourced commercial printing, including:

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