July 6, 2023.

#Kindness Wins, donate to MACC Charities

-Shannon Baldassario

What does MACC mean to me? I’ve been working with MACC for a total of seven years, and it was within the last three that the conversation was had around the table of, “What does MACC mean to me?” MACC is another one of my children. It’s something that I wake up every day smiling and look forward to coming in for. When the opportunity came to take the position of the next CEO of MACC, it wasn’t even a thought in my mind; it was something I wanted to go for. MACC is here for our community, no matter where we are economically, with basic emergency needs.

Flowers to Brighten the Day

MACC's Elves are hard at work

Thank you to Avery Street Christian Reformed Church for coming out in the rain on the second Saturday of June. After attending our Coffee Corner and hearing about our various campus projects, they were ready to roll up their sleeves and get involved. They donated and planted flowers all over campus. Thank you for making our day and brightening everyone else’s with your kindness!

-Patti Thurlow
Operations Manager

The Hidden Homes of Homelessness

MACC Pantry Manager

Our community consists of approximately 60,000 residents living within a 27-square-mile radius. Many of these square miles consist of beautiful trails to explore, but also, unfortunately, serve as home to some of our less fortunate. MACC’s Community Outreach and Emergency Services involves moving outside the walls of our office to engage with people experiencing homelessness at their locations to establish relationships and be able to give support, advice, and resources they may not know exist. This work, while incredibly important, can take time, as we must overcome the real or perceived barriers of our target population to access and provide existing services. We visit locations off the beaten paths that require putting our feet on the ground and exploring places not meant for human habitation. With the full support of the town and in partnership with the Manchester Police Outreach PAR Units, we try and connect with those who are not only living in these places but also those who may be at risk of having these places become home.

-Timothy Bohr
Community Outreach and Emergency Services Manager

A Nameless Act of Kindness

MACC's Elves are hard at work

To the kind-hearted soul who selflessly donated to our Community Emergency Food Pantry, your generosity shines brightly. Though your identity remains hidden, your impact is felt by many. Thank you for bringing hope and nourishment to those in need during this summer season.

-Phillip Leggett
Community Emergency Food Pantry Manager

Community Spotlight

Rec on the Run

Take advantage of this great activity for kids to enjoy. Rec on the Run has fun arts and crafts and more for everyone. June 5th – August 24th, check out what they have to offer. They will be at a local park from 5 – 7 pm Monday – Thursday. Follow the button to learn more about where and what each day has to offer.

-Chance Wetmore
Social Media and Systems Specialist

A Garden for Good

Chef Ferdinand, MACC Community Kitchen

Shout out to the Manchester Women’s Club. A few months ago, some of their members approached us at MACC to see if we were interested in having them plant us produce that would benefit the pantry and kitchen. Spinach, being both healthy and versatile, was our first pick. Community gardens like this are just one of the many ways our community comes together to help those in need.

-Chef Ferdinand Cruz
Community Kitchen Head Chef

Edited and designed by Chance Wetmore
MACC Charities Social Media and Systems Specialist

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