We Need A New Name

Notes from the Board

Mar 29

The project opens April 5th and closes midnight on Mother’s Day, May 13th.

Join The Fun and Submit a Name for Consideration!

Prizes to Be Awarded

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


  1. Submissions must reflect the spirit of the organization as a whole, not individual programs.
  2. Submissions must be original and no more than three words
  3. Submissions cannot use the words Madison, Community or Services.

How to Submit a Name:

Submit your suggestion and a one-paragraph explanation of how you came up with your idea to:

  1. Via email to cheryl.mscinc@gmail.com
  2. The Comments Area Below this Post
  3. Mail to Madison Community Services, P.O. Box 148, Madison, CT 06443

New Name Project Announce in the April 5th edition of The Source

Madison Community Services Announces “We Need A New Name” Project

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.


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.