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2019 MCC Participants and Advocates

Maryland Employees and Retirees Celebrate the MCC

Maryland Cares! Together We Can…

Every year, thousands of Maryland’s Employees and Retirees give back through the Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC). And they have fun in the process! Events across the State bring colleagues together for a laugh, a nosh, and ultimately to help raise the awareness about this important Campaign. Often, Departments/Agencies challenge each other to help raise even more funds for the greater good. After all, funds raised through the Campaign help the most vulnerable among us. Each donation or pledge truly makes a long-lasting impact. What’s not to celebrate?

How Are You Celebrating the MCC? 

Whether it’s a Department/Agency challenge, a fundraising party, or other efforts to drum up support, we’d love to share what you do on this page and on Facebook and Twitter! Just tag the MCC on social media using the hashtag #MCCMatters or email your photos and/or videos to with a short description and outcome of the event (number of attendees, dollars raised, etc.) and we’ll pass it on. Include your social media handles if you’d like us to tag you.

Ready to Give?

Just click here or the words “Maryland Charity Campaign” at the top of this page to take you back to the homepage, where you can choose “Give Now” to get started.

Videos from Participants and Advocates

President Nowaczyk shares why he donates to #MCCMatters in this video:

2019 MCC Vice Chair Secretary Churchill speaks at a Campaign kickoff event, accompanied by a sign language interpreter

Events and Celebrations

MCC Kickoff Baltimore (O’Connor Building)

The MCC is off to a great start! At this kickoff event, some MCC leaders who help organize the Campaign joined with participating charities and area Employees in Baltimore. At the event, Maryland’s leaders spoke, Employees got a chance to connect with charities and learn more during the charity fair, and donors wishing to give right away were able to pledge online at a secure donation station. Check out the highlights, including a video of the event!

Photo credits: Thanks to the Department of Juvenile Services (@MarylandDJS) for sharing photos and video!

Check out the rest of the photos on Flickr!

MCC Kickoff Annapolis (Miller Senate Office Building)

Annapolis hosted another great kickoff event! It was another exciting day of celebrating social good with a charity fair where Employees connected with participating charities, good information about the Campaign such as why and how we can all give a little – help a lot, and much more.

Check out the rest of the photos on Flickr!

Celebrations Across Maryland

On Halloween day, the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development held a costume contest and luncheon for employees and raised $350 for charity!

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On Halloween Day, the Maryland State Department of Education held their annual Division Pumpkin Challenge to benefit #MCCMatters

On October 27, Maryland Department of Transportation hosted an event at their Glen Burnie Branch Office complete with Hero Dogs!

MD GOCCP held its first fundraiser on October 18 at a luncheon that raised $250!

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On National Boss Day (October 16), BWI’s Executive Director Ricky Smith helped motivate airport employees to support #MCCMatters. Several nonprofit organizations were on-site  allowing employees to learn about their mission.

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On October 10, Maryland Public Schools held a kick-off event visited by numerous charities, proceeds benefited House of Ruth in Maryland.

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In early October, a representative from Foundation Schools spoke with state employees in Baltimore and Annapolis to encourage pledging and donating to #MCCMatters

On October 8, staff from the Maryland Community Connection attended a kickoff event in Baltimore

Donor Stories

We love to tell you about how the MCC makes a lasting difference–but don’t just take our word for it! At a 2019 MCC Kickoff event, we asked Maryland Employees why they give to charities through the MCC. Check out the 2019 MCC Donor Stories Playlist to hear their answers.

2019 MCC Donor Stories

A donor tells us why she supports causes she cares about through the 2019 MCC

Learn More about the Charities You Can Support

We asked the nearly 1,000 charities pre-vetted and approved to participate in the 2019 MCC to share their work with supporters through photos, videos, and dollar-buy and impact statements — and WOW, did they share. Click here for an infographic explaining how specific donation amounts benefit specific people and communities. Click here to view our YouTube playlist of videos, submitted directly by causes participating in the MCC. Photos and more coming soon. Each of these causes is in critical need of your support! 

A still image of just one video submitted by 2019 participating charities

Be Someone Else’s Inspiration for Giving!

Did you pledge or donate to a cause you love through the MCC? Shout it out! The #1 people give is because they are asked. Please ask via social media! Post to Facebook or Tweet about what the MCC means to you – and make sure you include the Campaign hashtag #MCCMatters so we can “like” and share your post to amplify your message. Download the Outreach Tool Kit (it will download as a Word document) for messages that you can copy and paste into your social media and other communication channels.