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The MACC Minute February 24, 2022.  We hope it will inspire you to get involved.

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

How do you stay informed about the work we do at MACC Charities? Follow us on Facebook @MACCCharities or Instagram @therealbigmacc. Each day, we look into the lives of those in our community who need a hand up with a financial/medical emergency, a meal, or other basic needs. We hope it will inspire you to get involved in your community.
MACC Helps with Poverty
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

This week, we’d like to give a huge thanks to the Perennial Planters of Manchester for their donation of Birthday Bag Kits. Everything is provided in these kits for a boy’s or girl’s birthday celebration. Their thoughtfulness in remembering a child’s special day is greatly appreciated. Now, a child will be able to enjoy their birthday with cake and candles!

Shannon Baldassario

Director of Services

I recently took part in a roundtable conversation on “Perspectives of Home?” It was great to listen and learn about the history of living in Manchester, discussing personal insight, as I’m a Manchester born and raised resident, to projecting what living in Manchester will be in the future. Thank you for this opportunity WORKSPACE-Manchester! Click below to watch the conversation.
Roundtable Conversation on Perspectives of Home: https://youtu.be/ZNN23ACbqc4



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

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

MACC’s Community Kitchen

This week, we had a few guests in the neighborhood. Chef and crew from Maggie McFly’s were thoughtful enough to donate a meal and cater our lunch service. They served a delicious meal that consisted of Chicken Romano, a corn medley, tomato penne pasta and freshly baked cookies. They stayed to see our thankful guests and experience what we do.


Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

While most people are still bundled for winter, Community Threads is getting ready for spring! We are looking for spring and summer clothes, shoes (kids and adults), as well as décor items to get the season started! Donation hours are 10am-2pm Monday-Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays.
Gentle reminder that we cannot accept anything dirty, ripped or stained as well as no electronics.
MACC's Elves are hard at work
Hip hop for haircuts 180 barber shop Manchester ct

Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

Learning the many aspects of my new job, and working with clients that so desperately seek help, I asked myself why these problems continue to exist in a nation so advanced compared to many others? Then I remembered this quote, “I wondered why somebody didn’t do something. Then I realized that I am somebody.” Join me to be that somebody.

Bistro On Main

Bistro on Main is busy working hard whipping up new weekly specials and delicious favorites for you to enjoy. Bistro is the place to enjoy quality food while supporting MACC Charities and its mission. Stop by at 867 Main St Manchester. To learn more or browse our menu make sure to go to the Bistro website. Stay tuned for more!

Bistro on Main lunch specials
Thank you to Paul Ofria for our new photos

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