MECC’s First Annual Giving Tuesday Event

The annual Day of Giving Tuesday will be Tuesday, November 27th and this year’s celebration will mark the first time that the Mountain Empire Community College Foundation will participate in the world wide event.
This event is recognized globally as a day of giving back following the yearly Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales events. Individuals around the world combine their efforts for the benefit of their communities.
Entitled “A Hand Up” this year’s theme will focus on the Emergency Student Assistance Fund at MECC, that provides financial assistance to those students at risk of dropping out of school because of financial issues.
Those students receiving emergency assistance funding are required to provide documentation of unexpected financial emergencies. Recipients must also be ‘established’ students, currently have at least a 2.0 GPA, and complete an assistance application. Students that qualify as eligible by meeting all requirements are then presented to a committee than will review and then approve or deny their request for financial assistance. Those students that are approved for financial assistance understand that payments are made to a third party vendor and not to the student.
MECC believes that the funds they receive will greatly benefit their students, and additionally will result in a greater retention of quality students. Ultimately the community will benefit with the addition of these college educated and work force ready students entering the job market in the future.
MECC has set a goal of 200 donors for their first day of participation in this annual event. With that goal in mind MECC is asking for the support of the college’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students and community at large.
Those interested in giving a donation are urged to do so online at www.meccfoundation.org/give. Donors may also contribute by phone at 276-523-2400 extension 287, or via email to jbledsoe@mecc.edu.
All donations regardless of amount are greatly appreciated.
 

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