The Board of Directors of Monroe County United Ministries recently completed a Strategic Plan for 2013-2017. After considering organizational strengths, community need, and social trends, a plan was developed to guide MCUM's innovation, leadership, and endurance in the coming years. An executive summary of the plan is available here. Contact Meri Reinhold, Executive Director, with questions about MCUM's plan for the future or how you would like to support that plan.
May 14, 2013
Eco-Friendly Endorsement: The Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM) Childcare Program has been endorsed as an Eco-Health Child Care provider. To achieve this endorsement, a provider must meet at least 24 of 30 requirements relating to pest prevention, air quality...Read complete release.
April 12, 2013
Healthy Eating & MCUM's Spring Luncheon: MCUM participates in the federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), better known as the free and reduced lunch program. CACFP recently introduced new standards for participating organizations and schools in order to promote healthy lifestyles for both students and teachers. Read full release.
February 27, 2013
Feinstein Challenge: Every can counts. Every cereal box counts. Every dollar counts. For the tenth consecutive year, Monroe County United Ministries will participate in the Feinstein Challenge to alleviate hunger in the United States. During March and April, all food... Read complete release.
November 27, 2012
Winter Food Drive: Donations of food, hygiene items, and cleaning products are urgently needed to support low-income families in Monroe County this holiday season. Monroe County United Ministries’ Emergency Services Program provides basic needs assistance during short-term crises. Read complete release.
August 10, 2012
"Each One, Feed One" Community Food Drive: Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM) will be partnering with Monroe County grocery stores, Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19, to accept food donations for community residents in need during the eighth annual “Each One, Feed One” Community Food Drive. Read complete release.
July 23, 2012
Community Foundation Grant Provides CPR Training for MCUM Staff: Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM) welcomes a new partnership to protect the safety of young children in its Affordable Childcare Program and in the homes of enrolled children. Thanks to a recent Precision Health Network grant from the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County to purchase CPR training equipment. Read complete release.
June 27, 2012
MCUM’s Swim Campaign Gets Preschoolers in the Pool: Low-income children ages 2.5-6 are splashing around Mills Pool after a successful campaign to support the Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM) Childcare Program’s summer swim program. The community decidedly stated that all children deserve a chance to have fun during the summer months, even children of very modest economic backgrounds. Read complete release.