HR: Community Outreach

Easter Basket Campaign 2024

Annually provide Easter baskets for children (students and siblings) associated with the Head Start Program. In addition we also provide a family meal, and if we have funds left over we gift them household supplies.  This year we collected for exactly 50 children representing 20 families. Thanks in part to some extremely generous employees of this wonderful institution this year’s campaign was a success!

Here are some photos showing just how wonderful we did this year:






 Super Bowl pre-game food competition

Wednesday, February 7, 202411:30 am – 1:00 pm

Benefit Relay for Life, Huskies for Hope

Tickets $5.00 for 5 and $1 each additional ticket

Winner photo

Trophy award for 1st prize

second place winner

Certificate for runner up

penny and monica photo

chilli cook of

chilli cook of

chilli cook off



Provided dinner for Oaks of Righteousness homeless shelter

Thursday, January 18, 2024 5:30 pm

Hungry Howie’s pizza, salad and pop



pizza postterPizza Fundraiser

Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 11:00 – 12:30

Pizza from Hungry Howie’s

2 slices of pizza for $5.00; $1.00 for a can of soda

All proceeds benefited the homeless shelter

The Giving Tree 2023

giving tree 2023On behalf of the Employee Engagement Committee – Community Outreach, we invite you to participate in the Giving Tree Campaign to benefit two families of whom are MCCC students. 

Both families were asked to provide three needs and three wants for each family member.  As prices continue to rise at the grocery store, gas station, utilities, etc., more families are needing help.  This year is a great opportunity for us all to come together to help make a happier holiday season for others in our community. The items requested are listed on the tags hung on the Giving Tree located in front of the Admission/Financial Aid office.  You may place your wrapped package under the tree with the tag attached by Wednesday, December 13th.   You can also make a cash donation by dropping it off at the Cashier’s window.

giving tree 2023Donation Options:

· Select a tag off the Giving Tree.

· Cash donations can be dropped off at the Cashier’s window.

Also, mark your calendar for Jeans Days - Wear Red and/or Green on November 28th, 29th and 30th.  Make a suggested $5 donation at the Cashier’s window and wear jeans.  Each dollar donated will go towards the purchase of gifts for our families for the Giving Tree.

 Back to School Supply Drive

supply driveIn July and August, MCCC partnered with the Salvation Army and United Way to collect school supplies.  Donation boxes were placed in each of the buildings on campus. 

The School Supply Collection raised over $300.00. 

Six backpacks were purchased from WalMart and eighteen items of each product were purchased from Meijer.

Items were picked up on Sept 10th and distributed to needy students by the Salvation Army.

This was one of our many collaborative efforts with local non-profits to support the Monroe community.

School Supplies Collected


school supplies

2023 Easter Basket Campaign

EASTER BASKET 2023Again, this year we were collecting for 49 children from 20 families associated with the Head Start Program.  It was last minute, but WE DID IT!  😊

The following is a photo that represents the typical baskets that were sent to the children which included toys, coloring books and crayons, books (definitely want to promote literacy), bags of candy, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, etc.  Plus, every child received a chocolate Easter Bunny!


As per our standard we provided meals for the families which included an appropriately sized ham, boxes of scalloped potatoes, cans of green beans, boxes of cornbread, a jar of applesauce, and a box of brownie mix.  Plus this year we threw in a box of fun Easter themed cereal!


Lastly, we were able to provide a laundry basket full of household supplies which included the basket itself, rolls of paper towels, a four pack of toilet paper, a bottle of laundry soap, a bottle of dish soap, and some containers of cleaning wipes.

 Oaks of Righteousness Shelter Meal

Oaks shelter mealThe Community Outreach Committee provided dinner for the homeless shelter on Thursday, February 23rd.  The shelter had been without power due to the ice storm and they were so grateful for the hot meal (pizza, cinnamon sticks, salad and pop from Slice of Italy).  Many of the residents had to be relocated to local hotels and the dinner delivered to them.

Again this year, the meal was courtesy of Thrivent, funds secured by Jack Burns.  (Wherever your heart is leading you, Thrivent helps make sure your finances support the journey.)

Oaks shelter meal

Oaks shelter meal

The Giving Tree 2022

giving treeThank you again for your generosity of time and resources to help those in our community.  How blessed are we to be able to share our bounty with those in need?  We are most grateful for all of you who made this come to fruition, it doesn’t happen without every one of you!  Please take time to celebrate the good things in life! 😊  Enjoy your holiday season with family and friends!!





Giving Tree 2022On behalf of the Employee Engagement Committee – Community Outreach, we invite you to participate in the Giving Tree Campaign to benefit two families.  Both families have been selected from Oaks of Righteousness.  As prices continue to rise at the grocery store, gas station, utilities, etc., more families are needing assistance.  With many of our peers retiring recently, many of whom generously donated to the Giving Tree every year, and welcoming lots of new faces on campus, this year is a great opportunity for us all to come together to help make a happier holiday season for others in our community.  We have 78 gift tags that need to be filled, so any help you can give would be thoughtful.

Chili Cookoff November 2022

chill cookoffThe results are in for the Cook-Off!

6 Chili entries    
Winner: Josh Myers - Damn, That’s Good Chili
Runner up: Linda Marsh – A Little Sweet with a Little Kick
Charlie Abel: Charlie’s Stolen Recipe
Leon Letter: Dante’s Inferno
Jack Burns: Jack’s Chile Blanco con Pollo
Melody Carmichael: Blitzen’s Fixins

3 Soup entries   
Winner: Janel Boss – Mushroom, Chicken & Wild Rice
 Runner Up: Erika Hunt – Time to Try Tortellini Soup
Kayla Richards: Potato Corn Chowder

We raised $230 dollars for the Heck’s Market Food Pantry and Student Government raised $65! We appreciate the 30+ employees that attended and donated. We look forward to doing this again next year.

chili cookoff

chili cookoff

chili cookoff

United Way Month and Pizza Day

We raised $189.00 for pizza day and, with employee donations, a total of $2214.00 for United Way.

UW Check

pizza day

pizza day


Spirit Wear Fundraiser - Community Outreach

We encourage you to wear your MCCC attire and jeans on Friday August 19, August 26, and September 2. $10.00 donation for all 3 days or $5.00 per day. Donations should be given to the cashier in the S building. All proceeds benefit the YMCA.

Spirit Wear Challenge Image

First we want to thank everyone who contributed to our first Wishing Well Fundraiser.  We raised $305!   This will help a lot of charities in our community.

We are serving the winning team cake in the cafeteria dining room from 12:30-1:00 today (Monday, August 1, 2022). 

wishing well challenge flyerAnd now for what you’ve all been waiting for

… DRUM ROLL Please!

With a grand total of 2371 points the winners are:


Again Thank you for your participation with this fundraiser.

Final totals

Group 1 = (-2633) (Administrators, Maintenance, Professional Staff)
Group 2 = 2371 (Support Staff)
Group 3 = 1776 (Faculty)

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This was one of our most popular fundraisers!  It seems everyone had an opinion when it came to our furry and feathered friends.  For the Humane Society, the Community Outreach Committee raised $396.00 with pet photo contest and $68.00 from jeans day.  The funds went to the Humane Society General Fund.

contest wimmer

second place



This yearly effort focuses on the children from the local Head Start Program and their families. 

Jeans day collected over $100.00.  Jack Burns secured a $250.00 donation from Thrivent.  Josh Myers gave a discounted rate for the food baskets.

This year we collected gifts and toys for 51 children (Head Start students and siblings combined) representing 22 families.  Each family also received a complete Easter meal and household supplies.

easter baskets 2022


easter basket fundraiser


The Community Outreach Committee provided a meal at the Oaks of Righteousness’ homeless shelter.  On February 26th, members of the Community Outreach Committee delivered salad, pizza and drinks to the Oaks of Righteousness homeless shelter.  Allison Gallardo, Rachel Eagle, Emily Willcock and their sons bought the food with donations from Jack Burn’s fundraising efforts through Thrivent.


food pizza pics

Thank you to all our Committee members for the continued support!

Community Outreach Committee members: Amanda Althouse, Makenna Baldwin, Janel Boss, Jack Burns, Janell Dupree, Rachel Eagle, Allison Gallardo, Erika Hunt, Brianna Pio, Monica Pio, Beverly Tomek, Emily Willcock.

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