If you didn’t know, MemberClicks has an annual give-back initiative that employees (aka, Clickers) participate in called MC Cares. Through this initiative, we choose an organization to support all year long through volunteer initiatives, donating gently used items, fundraising, and, well, anything else we can do to help!
We’re super thrilled to introduce you to our 2020 MC Cares initiatives, CHRIS 180!
What is CHRIS 180?
CHRIS 180’s vision is “to improve the community by providing children, adults, and families with high-quality, trauma-informed behavior health services and support systems.”
Curious who Chris is? It’s actually an acronym made up of their core values: Creativity, Honor, Respect, Integrity, and Safety. (Cool, huh?)
What do they do, exactly?
A LOT. From therapy and counseling to school-based services, gateway foster homes, psychiatric support and so much more, the CHRIS 180 team is truly at the ground level with children, adults, and families who need guidance and support more than ever.
What is MemberClicks doing to help?
We were lucky enough to get a head start on our 2020 initiative by joining the CHRIS 180 team in December to help wrap holiday gifts! And TODAY, our MC Cares Ambassadors are heading to the CHRIS 180 facilities to drop off some luggage, duffle bags, and reusable grocery bags all donated by Clickers.
Why luggage and duffle bags, in particular? CHRIS 180 believes there can be “dignity in homelessness.” When teens and young adults come to their pantry for food and toiletry items, they want them to be able to take them in sturdy bags that won't break on public transportation and will keep their belongings safe.
We can’t wait to really dig in with CHRIS 180 and help them on their journey toward fulfilling their mission! To keep caught up with all of our initiatives together this year, be sure to follow @memberclicks on Facebook and Instagram.