Local nonprofit organizations further collaboration, celebrate progress with community open house and ribbon cutting

By Robyn Brown

Two community organizations in Brooks & Associates social responsibility portfolio were officially welcomed to the McKinney, Tex. community recently. McKinney-based Seed Sowers Ministry and 3e McKinney held a ribbon cutting and open house at their shared office space near the McKinney downtown square, hosted by the McKinney Chamber of Commerce. Several Chamber staff and ambassadors were on hand to welcome the nonprofits and offer their support and resources.

Directors for both organizations, including B&A president and Seed Sowers board member Virginia Brooks, offered attendees a warm welcome and showcased community programs and plans for the future. Staff and volunteers were also well represented at the open-house event, along with individuals who benefit from the organizations’ programs.

Both Seed Sowers Ministry and 3e McKinney provide hands-on community initiatives to support individuals and families living in poverty in the McKinney area. According to recent Census Bureau data, the percentage of Americans struggling below the poverty line in 2009 was the highest it has been in 15 years, with one out of every seven Americans living in poverty. Communities in North Texas are no exception to this statistic. We applaud the work that Seed Sowers and 3e are doing in the community to better the lives of those who face the effects of poverty every day. To make the world a better place, we all need to pitch in to support our neighbors, stop the cycle of poverty and provide hope for future generations.

A recent article about the ribbon cutting in the McKinney issue of Neighbors Go!: http://www.neighborsgo.com/stories/60166.

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