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MPISCC Community Outreach Focus for 2017-2018

We are very excited to announce the three wonderful organizations that MPISCC will be supporting for the year. The charities were votes on by the incoming board of directors.  Throughout the year we will have some exciting and fun opportunities for our members to support these organizations.  

My Friend’s Place

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My Friend’s Place is a thriving, professionally staffed drop-in resource center serving over 1,400 homeless youth ages 12-25 and their children each year. Their primary goal is to lower traditional barriers to service and provide homeless youth with the opportunity to improve their psychological, intellectual and physical capacity to reach their potential.

The center, which is 100% privately-funded, served 1,418 homeless young people last year — which is more than one-third of the homeless youth population in Los Angeles. They provided nearly 30,000 meals to homeless youth, over 540 linkages to on-site and off-site medical care for youth, intensive case management to 452 homeless young people and helped over 118 homeless youth successfully move into housing.

Learn more about MY FRIEND’S PLACE

Operation Gratitude

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Every year, Operation Gratitude delivers 200,000+ care packages filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and handmade items, plus personal letters of appreciation to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes, their care-givers, and to individually-named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home.

Their mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the military and first responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation.

Learn more about OPERATION GRATITUDE

MPI Foundation

The MPI Foundation propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding research initiatives that support the strategic plan of MPI.

Learn more about the MPI FOUNDATION

 

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