Hello friends, neighbors, and MCOW Alumni! Happy December! This month is like no other, because Christmas really is the most wonderful time of the year. The holiday season reminds us of hope, joy, comfort, peace, goodwill, and family. It restores a bit of wonder to our lives. Despite all the craziness of this year, we hope this holiday season will be a special time for you and your family, filled with what you treasure most.
On behalf of the MCOW Board of Directors, we want to remind you of the importance of today - GIVING TUESDAY. This is a very meaningful day for the non-profit community. Organizations like MCOW rely in large part on the generosity of individuals to make their programs possible. Simply put, we wouldn't exist without YOUR help and financial support. Each year since 1989, we have been able to continue our mission of engaging young minds in a cross-cultural experience with our partners in New Zealand because of the generosity of our community. It's been 31 years of awesome!
Beyond MCOW, we encourage you to consider supporting other non-profit organizations on Giving Tuesday 2020. The work they do is critically important. There are MANY community programs that make a real difference in peoples' lives, right here in 98422 and all around the world.
Giving Tuesday recognizes not just the financial needs but also the volunteer service critical to non-profit organizations to fulfill their mission. Each year our Student Ambassadors engage in community service projects. They serve their 98422 community prior to their trip, and then in New Zealand the last few years they have served the local Invercargill community as well!
THANK YOU for all the ways you help make our community better. We are tremendously grateful for your support of MCOW over the past three decades!
Best regards, Allison, Amy, Annette, Charles, Liz, Louann, and Stephan MCOW Board of Directors 2020-2021