News Release: 5/15/2019

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May 15, 2019
Local businesses answer the call to support Mechanicville Area Community Service Center
 
C.J. DeCrescente to keynote the MACSC Economic Impact Luncheon
 
MECHANICVILLE, NY, May 10, 2019---Stewarts Shops announced their support of the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center (MACSC) with a $50,000 match challenge in recognition of MACSCs 50 years of serving the community. Stewarts 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, states Susan Dake, Stewarts Foundation President.

Local businesses have been quick to respond. DeCrescente Distributing Company (DDC) set the bar high with a generous commitment of $10,000; Polyset Inc. followed suit with a $5,000 gift. Generous and early 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. 

C.J. DeCrescente, DDC President said Stewarts is an amazing example of a company and a family continuing to give back to communities. Were proud to be part of helping our hometown and hope we can inspire others to help the Community Services Center secure this match.
 
MACSC Executive Director, Megan Quillinan said This Stewarts Match Challenge will enable us to grow our services and expand our footprint. 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 the 50th anniversary programming and celebration, MACSC is hosting an Economic Impact Luncheon on Thursday June 13th at Park Tavern to showcase real time impact of community based organizations, and MACSC, have on their communities. Mr. DeCrescente will also address the importance of fostering partnerships between non-profits and the business community.
MACSC is a family neighborhood resource center located in downtown Mechanicville. Founded by local parents as a youth drop-in center fifty years ago, more than 6,000 area residents visit the center each year. Programs range from food pantry to childcare, domestic violence advocacy to Seniors Living Well, summer camp to afterschool clubs there is something for everyone. MACSC serves the greater Mechanicville area primarily including Mechanicville, Stillwater, Halfmoon, Waterford, and Schaghticoke - services are not restricted by residency.  
 
In order to expand and strengthen programming, MACSC is in need of additional space. Tom McBride III, MACSC Board President, stated that monies raised will go not only towards programming, but also to explore expansion opportunities and partnerships within our community that will even better support families. Focus will be on further development of safe places for youth and continued decrease in barriers to accessing services. MACSC plans to look for continued growth opportunities within city limits.
To donate and learn more about the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center and upcoming events, visit www.mechanicvilleacsc.org.
About Mechanicville Area Community Services Center (MACSC)
MACSC is a private 501-c3 not-for-profit in downtown Mechanicville with a mission to enhance the lives of area residents through family support, empowerment, recreation and education. 
 
 
Contact:
Megan Quillinan, Executive Director
(518) 664-8322