2023 Easter Basket Campaign
Again, 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
The 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.)
The Giving Tree 2022
Thank 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!!
On 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
The 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.
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.
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.
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).
And 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.
Group 1 = (-2633) (Administrators, Maintenance, Professional Staff)
Group 2 = 2371 (Support Staff)
Group 3 = 1776 (Faculty)
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.
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.
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.
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.