Have a Merry MLBA Holiday! A Letter from Joyce Lee

As we near the end of 2017, I can’t help but think back and be grateful for all that MLBA has accomplished over the year. We made more lives better than ever before by opening chapters in all our Philippines sites and two in Mexico! It’s hard to believe that we now have almost 100 chapters all over the globe. And in October, we joined the worldwide celebration to recognize a very important milestone, MLBA’s second birthday! In just two short years, we’ve raised almost $2.5m and given out over 3,400 grants totaling almost $1.8m.

I’m also extremely touched by the way all of you rallied together as a family to support those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, raising over $180k for the Disaster Relief Fund. Through your generosity, we were able to support almost 800 individuals and families during their most difficult times. Please take a moment to watch this heartwarming video that highlights the lives touched by your compassion.

Thank you for all that you’ve done for each other and all that you’ve achieved. The love that’s been shared around the world … family taking care of family … has been truly magical. Thank you to the chapters who make all this possible through your creative fundraising efforts and to all of you who give through your generous donations and payroll contributions. And mostly, thank you for your heart.


I wish you a very Merry MLBA Holiday and I look forward to all the lives that we’ll touch in 2018.

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Joyce Lee
President, Making Lives Better with Alorica