If your submission is chosen as our new name:
$300 Cash Prize
Random Drawing of everyone who submitted a name suggestion [Two Winners]:
$100 Amazon Gift Card
Submit your suggestion and a one-paragraph explanation of how you came up with your idea to:
Madison Community Services needs a new name to reflect who we are, what we do, and to clarify long-held misconceptions. So we decided to reach out to Madisonites to find a new name.
“My goal for this name change project is to bring awareness to the fact that Madison Community Services is NOT a town organization,” explains Cheryl Campbell, MCS President.
Madison Community Services was founded during the Great Depression by a group of concerned residents and has always been a private organization, she explains.
“As the town started developing services, people started assuming that Madison Community Services was a town organization. We’re not – we do not get any local, state or federal funding,” Campbell adds.
“When we first discussed renaming the organization I felt that we needed to make it a town wide event. We serve the people of Madison, why not invite them to play a large role in the process?”
Madison Community Services helps neighbors eat, learn, and get to appointments. Weekly, the Pantry gives out 3,000 pounds of food – that’s more than 77 tons a year. Rides are provided to medical visits for those that cannot manage alone. Camp scholarships, crisis assistance, student tutoring programs, school supplies, a summer lunch program and holiday food baskets are also offered.
This is a 100% volunteer organization, funded completely through donations.
While the needs are up, donations are down, Campbell reports adding, “Hopefully, the name change will bring awareness and donations from the general community will increase.
“We wanted to add a little fun into the mix by offering a few prizes and inviting a panel of guest judges to select the top contenders. Our hope is that individuals, youth groups, civic organizations and local businesses will take part in the project,” Campbell concludes.