June 2019 Newsletter
Former Foster Youth Shop Thanks to
The Jim Moran Foundation
On May 16th, 20 former foster youth from SOS Children’s Villages had the opportunity to shop in the Pompano Warehouse thanks to a generous gift from The Jim Moran Foundation. The shoppers, many of whom were graduating high school and preparing to move out of their foster home at SOS, were able to pick out small furniture, home goods, baby items, and even pet food to help them start the next chapter of their lives.

We are so grateful to The Jim Moran Foundation for making this special Shopping Day possible for foster youth in our community!
If your organization would like to sponsor a special shopping day, please contact Executive Director Greg Bales at greg@morningdaysolutions.org or 954-590-8256.
Furniture and More Donated to MCS Thanks to
Sunovion and Mission United
When MCS member Mission United received a call from Sunovion, they knew it was a good opportunity - but unfortunately, an opportunity that wasn’t the right fit for them. Sunovion was divesting a large quantity of furniture - worth $25,000 - and wanted to give it to a worthy cause. Mission United wasn’t equipped to handle that much furniture, so they connected Sunovion with us.

Thanks to this connection, dressers, sofas, and more furniture and home goods made their way to our Pompano Warehouse, and then on to dozens of our 450+ nonprofit members who needed furniture for offices or group homes. Thank you to Sunovion and Mission United for sharing this gift with the South Florida nonprofit community!

If your company would like to donate items or become a retail partner, please contact Buddy Walck at buddy@morningdaysolutions.org or 954-590-8256.
Williams Sonoma Products Coming to MCS
The MCS Pompano Warehouse is preparing to receive some exciting new products this month! Through our partnership with Good360, Williams Sonoma - known for their high-quality culinary and house-keeping items - will soon be delivering 48 pallets of products. These goods are perfect for any of our nonprofit members who run kitchens or homes as part of their programs, and as always, will be available for roughly 30% of the retail cost.
Volunteer Spotlight: Ed Heck
After 36 years working with WBS Technologies, Ed Heck was ready to retire and give his time to an organization making a meaningful difference in the community. After after a chat and a warehouse tour with founder Greg Bales, Ed knew he'd found the right place.

Ed currently volunteers three mornings a week, providing quality control, testing, and assembling products - but he especially loves meeting MCS members. He recently helped Piney Grove Church and School load up their items after shopping at the warehouse, and he was struck by their gratitude:

"We are so thankful to MCS," they told Ed. "We just couldn't afford all this for our students without them."

"That's what it's all about," Ed says. "Supporting and helping those who are helping others."
Are you interested in volunteering with us? Contact Kasia Maslanka at kasia@morningdaysolutions.org or 954-590-8256 to learn more about opportunities to get involved!
Thank You to Our Supporters
Our mission to help those who help others by connecting essential products with nonprofit organizations wouldn’t happen without support from our community partners. Thank you so much to the following friends who contributed in April and May:
Foundations
Comerica
The Jim Moran Foundation
Pangaea Foundation

Retail Partners
Amazon
WalMart
Williams Sonoma
Corporations
CBRE Group
Keystone Property Group
North Ridge Square
Sunovion

Individuals
Fred Griffin
Your support helps MCS serve hundreds of nonprofits in our community and prevent thousands of pounds of retail waste each year. Thank you for helping us help others!