Medical Center of McKinney and its medical staff donated $30,000 to three local charities – The Community Food Pantry of McKinney, Children and Community Health Center of McKinney and McKinney Education Foundation.
Both MCM and its medical staff donated $5,000, for a total of $10,000, to all three charities.
“In the spirit of Christmas giving, Medical Center of McKinney’s and its medical staff are pleased to make donations of this level to these three deserving organizations that serve our community,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, MCM President and CEO.
The Children & Community Health Center of McKinney (CCHC) provides no-cost, basic healthcare to the underserved members of McKinney and Northern Collin County. While part-time nurse practitioners provide medical care in the day clinics, volunteer physicians, nurses, student nurses, translators and office staff fulfill roles in both day clinics and the evening clinics.
“This donation helps us serve a population in northern Collin County that does not have health insurance. This past year we cared for more than 1,000 individuals and had more than 3,100 patient visits,” said Sandy Dickey, Executive Director of CCHC. “The contribution Medical Center of McKinney and its medical staff has made to the Center will allow us to help our patients have healthier and happier lives.”
The Community Food Pantry of McKinney is a non-profit outreach program that provides food to families and individuals in need and has been a vital part of our community for 30 years.
“Medical Center of McKinney has supported the Community Food Pantry since 2006. The continual support of the hospital and its medical staff is a true blessing that helps us fund about one-third of the groceries we purchase for the pantry, and allows us to keep our shelves full so that no one goes to bed hungry,” said Carol Bodwell, director of the Community Food Pantry. “Last year, we provided 5,234 families with groceries to prepare more than 159,000 meals. We helped feed 8,146 children and 7,778 adults.”
The McKinney Education Foundation is a non-profit education foundation created to enhance the process of raising money for and awarding scholarships to deserving graduates of the three McKinney high schools and Serenity High.
“The McKinney Education Foundation is excited to receive a $10,000 donation from Medical Center of McKinney. This donation will help fund our scholarship endowment and will go toward helping our local high school graduates realize their college dream,” said Edie Heinicke, executive director of McKinney Education Foundation. “Our scholarship advisors helped 750 graduating students locate $12.2 million in scholarship funding. Through donations, like the one we received from Medical Center of McKinney, the McKinney Education Foundation was able to give more than $371,000 in scholarships to 287 students.”