The Anderson Mission
Anderson Merchandisers has nearly a century of experience in delivering affordable and efficient service to our customers. Because we do not see the changing landscape of media as a threat, but rather as a valuable opportunity, we not only survive, but thrive in today’s marketplace. That enthusiasm and spirit is the basis of Anderson Merchandiser’s mission.
Our mission: Anderson Merchandisers is dedicated to increasing sales and profits for ourselves and our customers through innovative services and systems.
We serve our mission by focusing our best efforts on building a relationship of trust with our customers and today’s consumers, by establishing strong lines of communication, and fostering a spirit of leadership and teamwork with our company and our community.
- Charlie and Moll Anderson are honored with "The Gift of Hope" award for dedication to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennesee Valley.
- Spirit of Christmas
- Anderson Merchandisers associates at a local Big Brothers Big Sisters bowl-a-thon.
- Anderson Merchandisers associates show their support for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
- Charlie and Moll Anderson support Garth Brooks and Tricia Yearwood benefit for the Los Angeles Fireman’s Fund.
- Charlie Anderson along with Country duo Brooks & Dunn dedicate the first of many Music Row Habitat for Humanity homes.
Beginning with founder Clyde Anderson Sr., our company has embraced the effort to increase the well-being of humankind and improvement in the quality of human life. Each year Anderson and its thousands of employees support a wide variety of charities and causes through contributions of time and funds.
We value the opportunity to provide academic assistance to our associates and their families through our Anderson Merchandisers Scholarship and the National Association of Recording Merchandisers Scholarship Foundation.
Associate Assistance Fund
In addition, our Associate Assistance Fund is a corporate account funded by our associates for our associates. The company matches all donations made by associates who, by contributing a portion of their paychecks to the fund, become members of the AAF in order to support member associates in need.
Since its inception in 1993, our associates have given gifts of over $1.3 million to associates who have experienced dire need—from victims of Hurricane Katrina to victims of theft or illness. We are proud to participate in this associate sponsored program.
Wellness, Sustainability and Activity Committees for our Communities
Our associates work hard for the opportunity to give by hosting safety fairs, bake sales, gift raffles and many other events throughout the year. Through their efforts our associates are able to make charitable contributions in the form of money, clothing, blood, food, toys and time. Many of the charities to which they contribute are not part of larger, more robust organizations. For example, the Spirit of Christmas allows our associates to ensure less fortunate children receive a gift during the holiday season.
Anderson Merchandisers also supports corporate charities such as the Children’s Miracle Network, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the United Way. One of our favorites is Big Brothers Big Sisters, where we have underwritten their annual bowl-a-thon—their largest fundraiser each year. This event involves families, BIGS and their kids, and people from all over the community.
Our associates were given the opportunity by the Children’s Miracle Network to participate in a triathlon. This event not only produced monetary donations, but allowed associates to earn points in our wellness program by participating in a 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike ride and/or a 5k run.
The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is another organization close to many of our associate’s hearts as they participate annually in fundraising walks.
We strongly encourage good health and wellness in our associates and the hundreds of communities they represent. Our activity committees also organize and sponsor programs that educate our associates in all areas of wellness, from healthy eating and exercise habits, to safety in the workplace, to environmental waste reduction and recycling. We host annual health fairs for our associates and their families, which include programs about fire safety, nutrition, and environmental health.
These are a few examples of how Anderson Merchandisers works to make our communities healthier and safer for everyone:
- Anderson Associate Assistance Fund
- Anderson Merchandisers Scholarship
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Children’s Miracle Network
- City of Hope
- Susan G. Komen For the Cure
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Leadership Music
- Literary Partners
- Madge Marmaduke Scholarship
- March of Dimes
- TJ Martell Foundation
- National Association of Recording Merchandisers Scholarship Foundation
- Opportunity School
- Shaohannah’s Hope
- Sharing & Caring
- Spirit of Christmas
- TRi to Make a Difference
- United Way
- Will Golf 4 Kids
Anderson Merchandisers is also proud to be a part of Anderson Companies’ support of organizations that work to improve the health, safety, and culture of our communities. Anderson Companies’ efforts seek to help in a variety of ways. We encourage educational opportunities for our children, while also working to find cures for childhood illnesses. We feed the hungry and feed the soul. We seek to provide hope for those who have no home and a home for our artistic and cultural treasures. We seek opportunities for physical therapy and assistance for stroke victims and provide fields for children to play sports with their friends. We work to make our home communities a place to be proud to call our own.
Anderson Companies contributes in a variety of ways to organizations of interest from direct contributions to hosting celebrity fundraiser dinners and concerts.
- Boys & Girls Club
- Breakthrough Saint Paul
- Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS
- Campus Crusade for Christ
- East Tennessee Children's Hospital
- Emerald Youth Foundation
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains
- Habitat for Humanity
- Junior Achievement
- The Kalu Grace Foundation
- Knox Heritage
- Knox Housing Partnership, Inc.
- Knoxville Museum of Art
- Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
- Knoxville Youth Sports
- Knoxville Zoo
- Make a Wish Foundation
- New Mexico Women in Film
- The Orange Group, Inc.
- The Salvation Army
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Senior Citizen’s Home Assistance Service Annual
- The Shalom Foundation
- Shepherd Center
- T Club
- United Way
- University of Miami Hospital
- University of Tennessee
- University of Tennessee Medical Center
- Dustin J. Wells Foundation
- Young Life