With the holiday season fast approaching, many people are looking for ways to support those in our community who are facing homelessness or other barriers to long-term success. There are so many ways to give back, it can be hard to figure out where you can make a unique or meaningful contribution.
We’re grateful to have the support of many local businesses – and two recently have stood out for the generous in-kind support of MCC’s supportive employment program. Logic 20/20, a business and technology consulting firm in Seattle, recently donated 20 Lenovo Thinkpads to MCC, which will greatly enhance our ability to serve our workers who need computer access to complete job applications or training resources.
“Logic 20/20 is dedicated to our community, and actively seeks out opportunities to support the people and organizations that are doing great work in our cities and neighborhoods,” said Ellen Boyer, Chief Financial Officer for Logic 20/20. “We love the work that the Millionair Club is doing to help individuals fight homelessness and find permanent, stable employment and housing. We knew the laptops would be put to immediate and good use in their job training and employment programs.”
Salon Services, an independent wholesale distributor of professional beauty products throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond, makes regular contributions of shampoo, conditioner and other hygiene supplies for our hygiene center and for care packages for Kasota Apartments residents.
“We choose to contribute to MCC because of what it stands for, businesses and the community coming together to support those in need,” said George Learned, Owner and Vice President of Salon Services. “When you have a nice, hot shower, you know you’re clean, that builds self-confidence for your day. We’re hoping to provide people with dignity.”
We can’t thank Logic 20/20 and Salon Services enough for their generosity in thinking how their businesses can help people rebuild their lives. They found the unique ways they could support MCC workers and the broader community in need, and we hope that inspires you to think about how you could contribute your time, talent or treasure this holiday season.
With Giving Tuesday fast approaching, we hope you’ll consider supporting MCC’s employment program and vital support services. We need you to help us reach our $450,000 fundraising goal by December 31st. Your contributions put people back to work, rebuilding their self-confidence and provides vital access to simple necessities like a shower, a load of laundry or a hot meal.
You can support MCC with in-kind contributions, too! You can donate new or gently used winter coats, new packages of socks and underwear or warm sweatshirts to keep our workers warm and dry as they continue to work outside throughout the winter. Check out our Amazon Wish List, which allows you to quickly and easily add a gift for our workers to your cart while you’re doing holiday shopping!