MCC campuses show generosity during the holiday season

Serving communities at Metropolitan Community College is part of the institution’s mission and collegewide during the holidays, the generosity of the MCC family is always evident in the variety and number of holiday giving initiatives underway.

MCC-Administrative Center
  • The district staff is collecting t-shirts, new or used, to be donated to the Great Plains SPCA. The t-shirts will be used to make dog and cat toys. For other items that may also be donated, visit the Great Plains SPCA’s wish list here.
MCC-Blue River
  • Giving Trees will be located in the Welcome Center and Campus Center. Participants can either take a money tag or an item tag to fulfill. Money donations should be delivered to Campus Life and Leadership and they’ll do the shopping for those in need! The item tags will list a specific item that’s wanted. The gift should be brought unwrapped to the Arts and Sciences building, room 113 by Friday, Dec. 8.
MCC-Business and Technology
  • Toys for Tots: Students, staff and faculty can donate a toy by placing it in one of the three boxes located around the campus. Make sure that it is not wrapped. The last day to donate toys is Dec. 13.
  • Adopt-a-Family program: Contributions will help provide holiday dinner for a few of MCC-Business and Technology students and families. Monetary donations can be dropped off to Shawn Smith, Associate Dean’s office or Lindsay Holland, Campus Life and Leadership office.
  • Hungry Hippos: Campus Life and Leadership would like to donate the MCC-Business & Technology Fall Fun Fest Pumpkins to feed the hippos at the Kansas City Zoo and in need of help delivering them.
  • Via Rotaract, the campus has adopted a family with four children for the holidays. Trees around campus have been covered with tags that name items the family has requested. New or gently used items are to be dropped off at the Campus Life and Leadership Office by Friday, Dec. 15.
MCC-Maple Woods
  • The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has organized a service project for Harvesters Community Food Network. Their goal is to collect 50 boxes worth of food. They will be collecting items for boxes in the Academic Advising office until the morning of Dec. 5. Foods requested include cans or packages of: stuffing mix, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, green beans, gravy, corn bread mix, instant mashed potatoes and cream of mushroom soup.
  • The Campus Life and Leadership and Counseling departments are hosting Winter Wishes, another holiday family adoption program. The Campus Life office will display and organize the wish lists and participants may choose a wish to fulfill. To view the online sign up sheet, click here. If participants would like to fulfill wishes not on the list, contact Emily Fairchild at or 816.604.3319 and she can share more details.
MCC-Penn Valley
  • The student development professional development team at  has organized an Adopt-a-Family program. Contributions will help provide a holiday dinner and gifts to a few MCC-Penn Valley students and their families. Monetary donations can be dropped off to Betsy Reese in the testing center, Humanities 009. If you prefer to buy a gift, contact Betsy at for information on preferred gift items.