MOHR Retail + Community: Giving Back to Make Life Better

At MOHR Retail we believe that retail is a part of the community. When our communities hurt (especially our retail partners) or need our expertise, we respond. It’s important for us to give back to the communities where we live and work.  MOHR Retail is committed to making a positive impact.

One of the ways that we invest in the community is through our charity work. We support local and international charities and nonprofits.


This month we're highlighting one of our Senior Consultants, Paul Briley. Since 2019, Paul has served on the board of the New Jersey Orators.


  • The New Jersey Orators, Inc. is a 501(C) 3 youth organization that teaches the art of public speaking, an appreciation for literature, reading, and media arts literacy, civic engagement, college readiness, and life skills. In this work with youth aged 7 to 18, the New Jersey Orators prepare them for advanced learning. 
  • They focus on supporting black youth and providing access to literature about and from the African Diaspora. Through weekly coaching meetings and twice-yearly oratorical competitions, the kids demonstrate their talents and skills in ways that create opportunity and access to support their life goals. 
  • As a board member, Paul directly supports the President and the many volunteer coaches. He engages in program development and support, plans annual fundraising events and recruitment, and onboards new board members and volunteers. 
  • During COVID-19, Paul led the organization through a transition from in-person chapter meetings to meeting virtually. 
  • MOHR Retail is proud to support Paul and this organization with an annual donation. 


Would you like to give to the work Paul is doing with the New Jersey Orators? 

Please click here to donate and join him in providing life-changing opportunities for New Jersey youth.

Here are just a few of the ways that we support the community through our charity work:


Teens from the Westwood, NJ Central Unitarian Church Youth Group

A dedicated group of New Jersey teens from Westwood's Central Unitarian Church Youth Group traded their time off for work gloves this spring break.

These 16-to-18-year-olds embarked on a remarkable journey across the globe to Prague, Czech Republic. Their mission? To restore dignity to a neglected Jewish cemetery.

Michael Patrick, Founder and Senior Advisor of MOHR Retail, served as a group chaperone. His son, Gardner Patrick-Dixon (right photo), worked alongside his peers in this mission to help a community regain access to the derelict cemetery.


Gardner Patrick-Dixon, son of Michael Patrick, MOHR Retail Founder and Senior Advisor.

They took on the task of clearing overgrown trees and shrubs from tombstones, bringing them back to their former beauty. 

MOHR Retail proudly supported these young activists through a donation, making it possible for their admirable work to be completed.

The teens proved that a little time, dedication, and teamwork can make a world of difference.

Mary Beth is a Ride Marshal and fundraiser for the Dolphin Cycling Challenge and will be riding her 9th ride event on February 24, 2024 that benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center in Miami, FL.  This event attracts over 5,000 runners, walkers and cyclists who participate each year.  If you would like to support Mary Beth and Beat Cancer, please click here.

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Mary Beth, MOHR Retail CEO, is a powerhouse who fuels her passion for training with the adrenaline rush of cycling. But there's more to her than meets the asphalt. She channels her expertise into riding alongside a cause she believes in – JDRF, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, one of our (almost pro bono) clients. JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

For the past 2.5 years, Mary Beth has been a beacon of safety for JDRF cyclists. She designed and delivered the Ride Coach Safety Training, empowering over 150 volunteers across 5 JDRF bicycle events nationwide.

Inspired by the resilience of her trainees, Mary Beth took the plunge – she became a Ride Coach herself! Now, you'll find her many weekends guiding South Florida cyclists towards their 100-mile Amelia Island century goal. On December 2, 2023, she and her team of 30 trained Ride Coaches cheered on over 850 cyclists, turning miles into miracles.

But Mary Beth doesn't stop there. Like all Ride Coaches, she's committed to the fundraising cause. Every pedal stroke fuels her mission to conquer T1D alongside the JDRF community. She is registered to coach and ride again on December 7, 2024 at the Amelia Island Ride to Cure Diabetes.

Want to be a part of her journey? Click here and donate to JDRF, adding your fuel to the fight against diabetes. Remember, every pedaled mile, every donated dollar, brings us closer to a cure.


MOHR Retail is proud to highlight the charitable efforts of one of our Senior Consultants, Leesa Wallace, as a Founding Member of Yaysh, Inc. You can donate to support Leesa’s work here.

Imagine building lifelong friendships, igniting leadership potential, and making a real difference in the community, all inspired by your Jewish heritage and values. That's the reality Yaysh, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, brings to young Jewish women.

Through a transformative and highly subsidized trip to Israel, paired with powerful education, mentorship, and service opportunities, Yaysh unlocks the richness of Jewish values, not just in words, but in impactful action.

We are proud of how Leesa, Founder and Executive Board Member, has transferred her coaching and leadership development skills from the retail industry to the mentoring of emerging Jewish women leaders. She uses her R.E.M. (relevant, energizing, memorable!) skills to empower program participants.

Yaysh doesn't work alone. They amplify their impact by joining forces with the following amazing organizations:

  • Dignity Grows - Tackling the issues of period poverty and hygiene inequality in America
  • Project Shema - Focusing on bringing a unique, nuanced approach to antisemitism education
  • Jewish Community Relations Council - Fighting for social justice, building interfaith relations, and creating change through advocacy

It's the most challenging, humbling, and deeply rewarding experience she's ever had. And she's not stopping anytime soon. Leesa invites you to join her in building a community of empowered Jewish women who create lasting change.

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  • MOHR Retail is proud to support Ulta Beauty’s Annual Golf Outing (4 years in a row) and Day of Beauty In Support of the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation.

    This event benefits the incredible efforts of the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation, including furthering Ulta Beauty’s signature partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Ulta Beauty is among BCRF’s top two corporate partners, funding 18 researchers who are working to be the end of breast cancer.

  • When hurricanes hit the west Florida coast in the fall of 2022, we donated to the Red Cross and World Central Kitchen (Red Cross and World Central Kitchen) to bring hope and needed supplies to victims of Hurricane Ian.
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About WCK World Central Kitchen is the first to the frontlines, providing fresh meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises.

  • MOHR Retail contributed to World Central Kitchen to help feed the Maui residents after the wildfires this summer.
  • MOHR Retail is proud to support the Red Cross and their efforts during Extreme Disasters that have impacted our clients such as Maui Fires in 2023, Fort Myers, FL Coast during Hurricane Ian in 2022, Tropical Storm Harvey in 2017 that impacted Houston, TX with devastating floods and Hurricane Michael that hit the panhandle of Florida in 2018.

Our charity work is an important part of our corporate social responsibility and we are proud to support the organizations that are making a difference.

How Do You Invest in Your Community?

What events or issues tug at your heart? We encourage you to reach out and offer your time, skills or resources. 

Together we can make life better for someone.

We appreciate how you make a difference in your community.