I Love volunteering for Madison Community Services
May 21

I am Privileged to Volunteer

Recently honored with the title “Person of the Week” I was very grateful for the opportunity to discuss Madison Community Services, Inc, this amazing non-profit I have the privilege to volunteer for.

The day after the article appeared we hosted a special “contributors breakfast” and I was surprised to learn that many people, including those that regularly donate, did not realize that Madison Community Services, Inc. is not affiliated with the town of Madison!

A Private Non-Profit Organization

MCS is a private,  all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization. We are completely independent of the town and do NOT receive government funding of any kind. We are however blessed with individuals, businesses, and civic organizations that make it possible for us to offer a wide array of services to our neighbors. Currently we offer medical transportation, youth tutoring, summer camp scholarships, a food pantry, crisis assistance and so much more.

3,000 Pounds of Food Every Week

A significant part of our yearly budget is dedicated to feeding hundreds of residents to the tune of 3,000 pounds of food each week. I can’t possibly name every person or organization that supports us, but I would like to take this opportunity to thank our main contributors who consistently provide their efforts and resources to make our food programs possible.

  • Bauer Farms, the Guilford & North Branford Big Y;
  • Madison Boy Scouts, Cohen’s Bagels, Cumberland Farms;
  • The Durham Bus Company, Edible Arrangements;
  • Madison Chamber of Commerce, Essex Savings Bank, Evelyn Root;
  • Exchange Club of Madison, the First Congregational Church,
  • Madison Board of Selectmen, the Girl Scouts, Guilford Savings Bank;
  • Shay Toohey of Madison Little League, the Lutheran Church of Madison;
  • Madison Jaycees, the Madison Lions & Leos, the Madison Police Department;
  • Madison Public Schools, Senior Center, and Social Services;
  • Madison Stop & Shop, the Madison Winter Club and Milano Development;
  • North Madison Congregational Church, Pitching 4 Charity, Roberts Food Center;
  • St Margarets Church, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Summer Hill Catering;
  • Temple Beth Tikvah and the Women’s Club of Madison.

A Special Thank You

With that said, I also have to extend a very special thanks to N2N for providing us with the opportunity to provide our clients with personal care items and for partnering with us in the Homebound Delivery Program.

My Angel…

Also a special nod to Gordon Gregoretti. I am forever grateful that you came into our lives.

The Driving Force

The above mentioned organizations and private citizens behind them are the driving force behind our organization.  They are also very humble and often brush of our thanks with mumbles of “anyone would do it.”

Well, I will say it anyway, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You!!

Yours in service,



About the Author

Cheryl is an author, speaker and entrepreneur who has volunteered for MCS, Inc since 2005. She became a member of the board a few years later as the Food Drive Coordinator and has proudly served as the organization's President since 2010.