Medical City McKinney (formerly Medical Center of McKinney) and its medical staff donated $30,000 to three local charities – Community Food Pantry of McKinney, Community Health Clinic of McKinney, and McKinney Education Foundation.
Both Medical City McKinney and its medical staff donated $5,000 each for a total of $10,000 to each of the three charities.
“In the spirit of Christmas giving, Medical City McKinney and our medical staff are pleased to support our local education foundation and area charities that benefit so many in our community,” said Ernest C. Lynch, III, CEO of Medical City McKinney.
David Lambert, MD, president of the Medical City McKinney medical staff added, “It’s an honor to see these organizations use our donation to develop programs, services and scholarships that benefit so many. Their overall impact in our community is far reaching.”
The Community Health Clinic’s mission is to provide basic healthcare and preventative health education to qualifying residents of Collin County. The clinic has more than 1,000 patients and had approximately 2,800 patient visits this year.
“We are the only option for a healthier life for many people that have limited resources and cannot afford the cost of health insurance,” said Jackie Rakowski, Executive Director of the Community Health Clinic. “Medical City McKinney has been a vital partner since we opened our doors in 2004, and their donations have allowed us to continue to serve the uninsured, low-income working family members within northern Collin County.”
The Community Food Pantry of McKinney is a nonprofit outreach program that provides food to families and individuals in need. Last year, the Food Pantry provided 131,160 meals, which fed 5,622 children and 6,010 adults.
“Medical City McKinney has supported the Community Food Pantry since 2006. This donation will help us buy enough groceries for 11,277 meals. That’s a lot of food for a lot of people,” said Carol Bodwell, director and board president of the Community Food Pantry.
The McKinney Education Foundation works to raise money for and awarding scholarships to deserving graduates of three McKinney high schools and Serenity High, as well as educational classroom grants for McKinney ISD teachers.
“This generous donation will benefit several MEF programs including the Classroom Grants and Higher Education Campus Advisors programs,” said Edi Heinicke, executive director of the McKinney Education Foundation. “The Classroom Grants program helps fund innovative new programs outside the normal curriculum and our campus advisors partner with high school students to assist with financial aid and college and scholarship application processes.”