HR: Community Outreach

The Giving Tree 2022

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.

The items requested are listed on the tags hung on the Giving Tree located in the Warrick Student Center.  You may also give a cash donation to the cashier in the Warrick Student Center.  You may place your wrapped package under the tree with the tag attached.  We would like to collect the items by Wednesday, December 14th

Donation 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 Day - Wear Red and/or Green on November 30th.  Make a suggested $5 donation at the Cashier’s window and wear your jeans.  Each dollar donated will go towards the purchase of gifts for our families for the Giving Tree. We raised $165.00 from Jeans Day!


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.

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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


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

Community Outreach Committee members: Janel Boss, Jack Burns, Janel Dupree, Rachel Eagle, Allison Gallardo, Erika Hunt, Erinn Kehrl, Mary Lyons, Linda Roberts, Emily Willcock.

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