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The MACC Minute December 8, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

Definition of an Opportunist: A man at McDonald’s holding a sign asking for help. He was neat, clean, and well-groomed. At his feet were two new-looking backpacks. I sent our outreach worker to talk to him about his situation. He reported being a Hartford resident in Manchester for an appointment across the street and decided to solicit while waiting. #NotCool

#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

I took a field trip down memory lane to visit Howell Cheney Technical High School this past week to meet with their art teacher Ms. Blair and some pretty amazing students. MACC’s celebrating its 50th Anniversary this upcoming January, and they want to show their support! These students are creating a wonderful piece to share with you all. #StayTuned

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

While working with my weekend crew, Amber Alcazar and her family dropped off donations they had collected as part of the Corrado Team at Coldwell Banker Realty. The boxes of donated goods were full and bountiful. I gave the family a tour of our campus; their reactions were priceless. They had no idea how much MACC does for the community!

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

At MACC’s Food Pantry, dozens of people volunteer time, energy, and enthusiasm each week to provide needed food and household supplies for families. It takes a dedicated team to transport, sort, and label donations, schedule appointments, and pack and distribute bags of groceries to help ease food insecurity in our community. Thank you to all our pantry volunteers this year.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

Community Threads Thrift Shoppe was opening one morning, and we had a customer come in. Her first words were, “OH! This place is so festive and happy!” This festive display was thanks to volunteers from the UCONN Tennis club and store volunteers who decorated the shoppe this past Sunday. That customer’s reaction is why our volunteers do what they do!
MACC's Elves are hard at work
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Not only do the individuals we shelter have the opportunity to get out of the cold winter elements, but they also get to work on their physical and mental health as needed. Good health starts with good nutrition, and our Head Chef, Ferdinand, provides them with healthy, hearty meals to give them that boost to keep moving forward in life.
Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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