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Mechanicville services agency aims to bring in $50,000 in donations in Stewart's partnership

Mechanicville services agency aims to bring in $50,000 in donations in Stewart's partnership

Stewart's Shops helping out
Mechanicville services agency aims to bring in $50,000 in donations in Stewart's partnership
Photographer: A KATZ/SHUTTERSTOCK

MECHANICVILLE -- The Mechanicville Area Community Services Center (MACSC) and Stewart’s Shops announced a partnership program that will see at least $50,000 go to the organization.

Stewart's will embark on the $50,000 match challenge in recognition of MACSC’s 50 years of serving the community.

MACSC is a family neighborhood resource center located in downtown Mechanicville. Founded by local parents as a youth drop-in center 50 years ago, more than 6,000 area residents visit the center each year. Programs range from a food pantry to childcare, domestic violence advocacy to Seniors Living Well, and summer camp to afterschool clubs.

MACSC serves the greater Mechanicville area, including Mechanicville, Stillwater, Halfmoon, Waterford, and Schaghticoke. Services are not restricted by residency.  

“Stewart’s and the Dake family are proud to support MACSC and congratulate them on 50 years of meeting the changing needs of our communities. We look forward to watching them grow,” said Susan Dake, Stewart’s Foundation president.

Local businesses have been quick to respond to the match challenge as well. DeCrescente Distributing Company set the bar high with a commitment of $10,000. Polyset Inc. followed suit with a $5,000 gift. Support also came in from GA Bove Fuels, Jack Byrne Ford and New Country Toyota, putting fundraising efforts at $25,000, needing to raise just $25,000 more. 

“This Stewarts Match Challenge will enable us to grow our services and expand our footprint, said MACSC Executive Director Megan Quillina. "And with this tremendous early corporate support, we are certain that we will achieve our fundraising goal. MACSC is rooted in participation from the whole community -- it took a community to build MACSC, and it will take a community for growth."

As part of its 50th anniversary programming and celebration, MACSC is hosting an Economic Impact Luncheon on Thursday, June 13 at Park Tavern to showcase the impact organizations such as MACSC have on their communities.

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