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The MACC Minute December 1, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Gathering: People gather things in life, but nothing is more important than gathering meaningful moments with others. Time spent with family and friends creates community, and people without this interaction do not tend to do well. Gathering people together to do good is what MACC Charities does; to help build a sense of community for those who don’t have it.

#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

As we wrap up 2022, I am sure the word “finally” or “yes, please” might have crossed your minds, but as we enter December, it is the word “Advent” that keeps entering mine. Advent means “Coming,” and it is a way for us to anticipate a new type of future, a spiritual year filled with hope, joy, peace, and love.

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

The Stepule family joined our volunteers in MACC’s Community Kitchen this past week. They carved time out of their Black Friday to roll up their sleeves and give back by preparing and serving lunch to a hungry community. They were so enthusiastic about being here and ready to tackle any task. What a blessing! Thank you for your hard work!

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

Knights of Columbus Campbell Council #573 is hosting a Drive-By Food Drive to benefit MACC. In partnership with St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, the food drive will be held Saturday, December 10, from 9am to 12pm at the St. Bridget School parking lot, 80 Main Street. Needed items are; mayo, ketchup, baby wipes, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, and canned veggies.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Get your holiday cheer this December by shopping at Community Threads Thrift Shoppe! Need an outfit or ugly sweater for a holiday party or something comfy to relax at home? We have it! All adult clothing and jewelry are 50% off from Monday, December 5th, to Saturday, December 10th! Stop in before this sale ends and browse our ever-changing selection!
MACC's Elves are hard at work
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

December 1st marks the beginning of Cold Weather Sheltering in Connecticut. Individuals who are homeless should contact 211 and go through an intake process to be placed on a shelter list. Please note that 211 is only taking housing & sheltering calls from 8 am to 4 pm daily, and callers will be directed to their website for after-hour information.
Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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