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The MACC Minute December 23, 2021.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

Francis, one of our volunteers, brought laughter and joy to the MACC campus. Francis had a Santa suit at home gathering dust in his closet. He decided, this year, he would wear it during his shift to spread the joy of the season to everyone. Thank you Francis for reminding us, it’s the little things in life. #MerryMACCChristmas



Donations to MACC Pantry
MACC Helps with Poverty

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Got Pop-Tarts? Our pantry does. We refer to the Donor as “Angel Christine” because she wants no attention for her creative idea that blessed 40 children during this year’s holiday. Her simple idea; incorporated a much-needed clothing item (pair of socks or gloves) in a fun way, using a favorite decorated breakfast treat adorned with a festive jingle bell. #DeliveringJoy




Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

The overwhelming love and support during the 2021 Joy of Community Sharing Program from our community partners has grown the Grinch’s heart three sizes bigger this year. The increased need not only from community members but partners was accepted and all have received support. Wishing you and yours an extra measure of comfort, joy and hope this week. Merry Christmas!



#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities
Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

I had the luxury of stopping by the senior center today for their lunch service. It brought me joy being able to visit and chat with some of our locals. A few suggested items for next month’s menu, above all it was all positive feedback. As I departed the lunch room it was great seeing satisfied faces with full belly’s.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

This past weekend we had a group of Santa’s Elves from ECHN appear using Santa’s magic powers to write letters to all the kids that have mailed letters to Santa. Reading the children’s letters, became clear to us all that children do still believe in Santa and the North Pole, and let’s not forget Mrs. Claus and the reindeer!

MACC's Elves are hard at work
Hip hop for haircuts 180 barber shop Manchester ct

News from Outreach

Tis’ the season for GIVING! Joe Batts a writer and teacher knows firsthand the importance of giving back to community programs to support families and individuals in need. Hip Hop for the Homeless celebrated its 8th year with performances by so many wonderful performers and raised in total $1,480.00 to support the work we do. Great night with everyone. #HH4H



Executive Chef Michelle

Bistro On Main

Bistro on Main will be open on Christmas Eve from 11:30am – 3:00pm and will be closed on Christmas Day to spend time with our friends and families. Any holiday catering orders, already placed, are to be picked up on Dec. 23rd from 11:30am – 8:00pm. Wishing you all holidays filled with peace, love, fun and laughter this holiday season!

Happy Holidays from everyone here at MACC Charities!

Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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