December 05, 2019
Medical City McKinney and its medical staff donated $30,000 to four local charities - Community Food Pantry of McKinney, Community Health Clinic of McKinney, McKinney Education Foundation and the Prosper Education Foundation.
Medical City McKinney and its medical staff donated $5,000 each for a total of $10,000 to the Community Food Pantry and the Community Health Clinic, and a total of $5,000 each to the education foundations.
"We believe giving back to our community is part of our mission to the care and improvement of human life," said Ernest C. Lynch, III, CEO of Medical City McKinney. "The hospital and our medical staff are honored to help these important organizations develop programs, services and scholarships that benefit so many."
The Community Health Clinic of McKinney's mission is to provide basic healthcare and preventative health education to qualifying residents of Collin County. With 933 active patients, the clinic had 2,900 patient visits this year.
"Medical City McKinney's generous contributions allow the Community Health Clinic to act as a vital, centralized health resource for our community," said Jackie Rakowski, Executive Director of the Community Health Clinic. "This donation allows us to provide laboratory services, imaging and prescription assistance to uninsured, low-income families of Collin County at no cost."
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 61,599 meals, which fed 2,395 children and 2,742 adults.
"We have partnered with Medical City McKinney for 12 years and this donation makes up 20 percent of our entire year's food budget," said Carol Bodwell, director and board president of the Community Food Pantry. "It will help us buy enough groceries for 10,638 meals. That's a lot of food for a lot of people."
The McKinney Education Foundation raises money for educational grants for McKinney ISD teachers and scholarships for deserving graduates of McKinney high schools and Serenity High students recovering from substance abuse.
"The McKinney Education Foundation is honored to partner with Medical City McKinney to support our Scholarship Program," said Ashley Sine, executive director of McKinney Education Foundation. "We are so grateful the McKinney community supports our students to continue their education after high school."
The Prosper Education Foundation impacts the academic success of each Prosper ISD student through supporting and encouraging academic excellence, achievement and innovation.
"Partners like Medical City McKinney help make this giving to students and teachers possible," said Elizabeth Johnston, executive director of the Prosper Education Foundation. "With their help, we can dedicate more funds toward scholarships for seniors and innovative classroom grants for teachers that inspire educational achievement in our students. We are very grateful to Medical City McKinney and their physicians for this generous donation."