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Giving Back: An MC Core Value

In 2010, our management team was searching for more ways to purpose Maintenance Connection around making a positive impact in the world. We encouraged our employees to individually volunteer through our 1-1-1 Program, and identified worthwhile organizations to help further their mission by donating our software and a portion of our company’s annual profit.

Out of the 1-1-1 Program our new MC Gives Back initiative was born, which kicked off in mid-2011. We even went a step further and repurposed our company’s mission statement to really build into our community the ideals of contributing time and energy to causes greater than ourselves.

This is why we exist as a company – to create and support world-class software solutions which provide resources to make a positive impact on people around the world.

Recently, long-time staffer Tom Rocco volunteered with his family at their annual Sanpete Gives Back community event in Utah. Others took part earlier in the year helping with a middle school makeover. We plan to continue this next month when nearly 20 people from MC, as well as our international partners, travel to Costa Rica to make a positive impact there.

Giving back and living generously was and will continue to be an important element of who we are as a company. As the saying goes, we make a living by what we get, and we make a life by what we give.

We welcome customers and followers of Maintenance Connection to seek out opportunities to implement this into your circles as well.


MC Gives Back 2011 – Cambodia

Next week, a group of MC staff will be traveling from the United States to Cambodia to give back. We will be partnering with Young Life Ministries, a customer of Maintenance Connection utilizing our flagship facility maintenance software. Young Life currently uses Maintenance Connection’s CMMS to manage facilities within the organization’s youth camps across the US. Through a partnership with Young Life Expeditions, the trip to Cambodia will be a great experience for the MC team as well as the team that currently leads Young Life’s efforts in the country. This will also be the first of what we expect to be many more trips like this in the future through our MC Gives Back initiative.

During this week, Maintenance Connection will continue normal operations. The remaining staff will be “all hands on deck” ensuring that customers are supported and have the same response time as normal.

Stay connected with updates from the team
by visiting www.MCGivesBack.com all next week.

Young Life currently operates several community centers Phnom Penh where local youth have a safe place to do school work and spend time with friends. The leaders at each center build relationships with the students, provide training, and take every opportunity to invest in their lives. Each of the centers in the country’s capitol city has a computer lab where teens can learn valuable skills creating opportunities for their success. Part of our gives back initiative in Cambodia is to provide necessary support and upgrades to their computers in the labs. We will be teaching basic Microsoft Office courses, and may even have the opportunity to spend time teaching conversational English. We will be assessing their facilities and providing a bit of manual labor to paint, build, or do whatever we can to spruce things up a bit. We hope to learn about the culture and take a short break from our busy schedules to do something that we hope will make a difference.

We leave September 30th and will be posting frequent updates during the week of October 3-7 as we give back to Young Life Cambodia. Be sure to visit www.MCGivesBack.com or visit Maintenance Connection on Facebook for daily updates.

Maintenance Connection Gives Back

This past weekend, Maintenance Connection was involved with one of California’s Relay For Life events to benefit the American Cancer Society. As part of our 1-1-1 Plan, we place a high value on giving back to the community. Cancer affects millions across the globe every year and members of the Maintenance Connection team are no exception.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event – a 24-hour walk signifying the fact that cancer never sleeps. Members of Maintenance Connection participated in a golf-themed fundraising booth with the tagline “Tee’d Off at Cancer”. The event was a huge success and raised nearly $60,000 to benefit ACS and their efforts to find a cure for cancer.

For more information about Relay For Life, visit http://www.relayforlife.org.

Inside MC: 1-1-1 Plan

As a company, we believe in giving back to our community. That’s why, in 2006, we designed an internal program we refer to as 1-1-1. The program has three components each focused on a different way to contribute to our local and national community. In this post, we’d like to give you an inside look at some of the impacts made from our 1-1-1 initiative.

The first part of the 1-1-1 plan is for Maintenance Connection to donate one percent of all software sold to a deserving organization. The second aspect of the program is for one percent of all company profits to be designated to a not for profit organization. Some of the organizations that have been impacted by this program include the American Cancer Society, United Network for Organ Sharing, Salvation Army, American Red Cross, World Vision, and many others. The final component of the program includes a donation of one percent of employee’s time volunteered at a local community organization.

Whether it is helping in the community, donating blood, or picking up groceries for the elderly, Maintenance Connection staff have committed to making this impact on the community through hundreds of volunteer hours. We are proud to have an altruistic group of individuals who find value in serving others.

Tim Workman, one of our technical services team members, was recently acknowledged in a local newspaper for his long-standing commitment to bi-weekly donating blood platelets. Tim utilizes the time allocated for 1-1-1 to visit the blood donation site every two weeks for over a year. He and his brother Mark were named Lowcountry Family of the Year by the American Red Cross for their dedication to sacrificing their time and blood for the sake of others. Way to go, Tim and Mark!