December 21, 2023.
GMCC Women’s Conference
What an exhilarating day! The First Annual Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Women’s Conference is sure to be an event that I will support each year for generations of women to come! The positive energy in the room that day filled with over 70+ women from all walks of life came together to absorb firsthand messages of empowerment, success, and well-being from three influential keynote speakers.
The networking and collaboration among all participants were unmatched, creating a vibrant and supportive community. Shout out to The GMCC on the success of their first-ever Women’s Conference!
A Collaboration For Coats
MACC Charities was on the receiving end of a fantastic collaboration between MARC Inc., ECHN, and Swiss Cleaners and Uniform Service. MARC Inc., with the support of ECHN, collected 125 coats to be donated to us for adults and kids in need in our community. Swiss Cleaners generously cleaned them and delivered them to Community Threads Thrift Shoppe, where one free coat is available each year for any community member in need. Community partnerships in action!
When it comes to donating food, it’s essential to do so responsibly to ensure that your contributions can be properly utilized. Before dropping off perishable or non-perishable items, make sure the Community Emergency Food Pantry is open. Donating during operating hours ensures that your contribution does not get damaged or compromised so it reaches the families we serve.
Hours for dropping off are Monday 9am-3pm, Tuesday 9am-5pm, Wednesday 9am-1pm, Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-2pm.
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager
MACC Kitchen Numbers Continue To Rise
Here at MACC, we serve our community year-round. Our numbers fluctuate but have been trending upward for the last couple of years. With the pantry being super busy during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, aiding families and individuals in need, the Community Kitchen has ramped up a bit. Between feeding the local senior center, our community, our volunteers, and now the Cold Weather Shelter, we are now feeding an estimated 6,390 meals a month; that’s a total of 76,670 meals a year.
-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef
Cold Weather Shelter Open And Full
We have successfully opened our Cold Weather Shelter, which is already at full capacity with our unsheltered residents. We had a lot of smiling faces during the intake process, and now we begin the process of connecting all individuals with the services they need in hopes of ending the cycle of returning to the street. Whether it be employment opportunities or medical or mental health assistance, we are able to connect everyone with an opportunity for change. Thank you to all who donated to make both sheltered and unsheltered a little more comfortable.
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager
Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, and his helpers at Wickham Park’s Santa’s Workshop! You can enjoy this free event today or tomorrow from 3 PM to 6 PM and Saturday from 1 PM to 5 PM. Bring a non-perishable food donation with you to support a local food pantry like MACC’s Community Emergency Food Pantry.
Social Media and Systems Specialist