See How MTC Facilities Help Improve Literacy in Their Communities
MTC celebrates 40 years of changing people’s lives. And what better way to celebrate than to give back to our communities.
For the first project, MTC facilities focused on improving literacy.
Many facilities, including the MTC corporate office, donated books to various organizations.
The Earle C. Clements Job Corps Center in Kentucky collected the most books, nearly 10,000, which were donated to more than five local organizations.
MTC facilities quickly got the word out to their communities through the media, inviting them to spread the word throughout communities so others who wanted to help would know.
Our partners and friends joined the effort to improve literacy.
In this photo, Marana, Arizona Mayor Ed Honea and Council Member John Officer donate $200 worth of books to MTC’s Jeremy Casey who’s the administrator at the Marana facility.
At the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility, staff donated books along with bookshelves made by residents. The Wilkinson County Senior Care Center was so grateful for the donation, they wrote:
“The residents are so happy and pleased with all the books that were donated along with the beautiful handmade bookshelf.”
The message about the service project was spread far and wide. In Egypt and Morocco our Economic & Social Development team donated $500 checks to worthy organizations who will use the money to improve literacy among their citizens.
Not all MTC facilities donated books. Some sites hosted writing events, connected incarcerated parents with their children through literacy activities and held writing and reading competitions.
The project inspired and uplifted those who gave and those who received. The results were tremendous. MTC donated more than 22,000 books in all.
Below are some of the photos.
We’d like to thank our staff and community friends for coming together to make a difference in thousands of people’s lives. What a great way to wish MTC a happy 40th birthday. Our next project is already underway. This time, we’re doing all we can to battle hunger. Stay tuned.