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

Beth Stafford

Executive Director/CEO

What is so great about being a local mission? It is the ability to know your neighbor and extend a helping hand to someone next door, as it were. Kindness tends to develop within caring communities where people take responsibility for each other. Empathy promotes compassion, which is contagious when practiced and prevents emergencies from becoming systemic in nature. #KindnessWins 
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Shannon Baldassario

Assistant Executive Director

It’s the final week to register for the Tri-County Alliance of REALTORS 5th Annual “Fill the Freezer” event to support our protein supply. We provided over 9,000 lbs. to our guests with your support last year. This event takes place Wednesday, September 14th, with a 5:30pm sign-in and 6:00pm walk time. Not up for walking? Your donations are still welcome!

Chef Ferdinand Cruz

Community Kitchen Head Chef

In the past, we’ve had Girl Scout groups decorate the lunch bags that we use for our community lunches. Just recently, one of our volunteers, Dan Niedzwiecki, suggested bringing bags down to his church so that the children could decorate some of them. A big thanks to the Children’s Sunday School and Youth Group at First Baptist Church of Manchester.

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen
MACC Pantry Manager

Phil Leggett

Pantry Manager

Don’t miss The Knights of Columbus #1155 Food Drive happening this Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 9am to 12pm. It will be hosted in the St. James Church parking lot at 896 Main Street, Manchester. Pantry’s much-needed items include; canned veggies, peas, carrots, instant potatoes, ketchup, mayo, chicken noodle soup, beef stew, canned pasta, jelly, kid’s snacks, and juice boxes.

Patti Thurlow

Operations Manager

During the summer, MACC is fortunate to have a handful of kids (ages 14 to 16) come to us to volunteer. One volunteer, Cameran, came to us because his mom wanted him to learn about volunteering and how much others are in need. Cameran has since learned so much and has become a great addition to MACC! Thank you Cameran!

MACC's Elves are hard at work
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Timothy Bohr

Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

I continue to see increases in homelessness, rent, mortgage, and utility struggles from families throughout Manchester. Fortunately, I have the opportunity to assist neighbors facing such stressful obstacles. However, I couldn’t do it without the help and support of various town agencies that we work closely with on a daily basis. With these partnerships, we succeed together for Manchester citizens.
Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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