12/17/13

Wrapping Up Our 10 Ways in 10 Days Challenge!



Well, our 10 ways in 10 Days Challenge has come to an end and we think it was a great success!  We kicked off our campaign on Tuesday, December 3rd, #GivingTuesday, the new official start of the Giving season by posting several of our employees holding signs about why they give – called “UNselfies”.  This was a fun project and seemed to spark quite a bit of interest from our Facebook community. 

If you missed any of our 10 Ways in 10 Days campaign, here is a summary of the challenges we presented to our community of friends and supporters:
  • Marrakech’s Village Café cooks up more than fresh food.  The restaurant also serves as a training site for adults who want to enter the culinary field.  Stop by for breakfast or lunch and support their education.  Better yet, ask the Cafe to cater your next event!  The Village Café is located at 520 Whalley Avenue in New Haven. (203) 389-1102
  • Stock the shelves of Marrakech’s food closet during “10 Ways in 10 Days!”  Drop off donations of brown rice, tuna fish, oatmeal, canned fruit in juice, nuts, raisins, peanut butter, whole wheat pasta, tomato sauce, and canned or dried beans to our offices at Six Lunar Drive, Woodbridge, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and help our consumers in need.
  • Give Marrakech a high-five!  Ask 5 of your friends to “like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to learn about our programs and services, celebrate our consumers, meet our staff, and support our work in the community. Facebook: www.facebook.com/MarrakechincCT; Twitter: www.twitter.com/MarrakechincCT
  • Want to feel like a million bucks?  Donate to Marrakech’s Annual Fund during the “10 Ways in 10 Days” campaign. Your gift, in any amount, will contribute directly to improving the quality of life for our consumers.  Learn more about our mission at www.marrakechinc.org   
  • Don’t say goodbye after “10 Ways in 10 Days”- stay in touch by joining Marrakech’s contact list.  Sign up for emails or our mailed newsletter from Marrakech at www.marrakechinc.org or call (203) 389-2970, ext. 1030. 
  • Share a gift from the heart during “10 Ways in 10 Days.” Bring a home-cooked meal to Marrakech’s Taking Initiative Center (TIC), a warm, safe place for those who are homeless.  Breakfast and lunch are served seven days a week, as caring staff help connect people to the services they need.  E-mail Mike at mmorgan@marrakechinc.org or call him at 203-389-2970 ext. 1340 to cook up a plan.
  • Marrakech needs reliable and qualified staff for our various programs.  Support “10 Ways in 10 Days” by referring someone looking for a job in the human services field to Marrakech.  Candidates can view our job openings and submit applications online at http://www.marrakechinc.org/employment.html, or interview at our monthly open houses.    
  • Take 10 minutes for “10 Ways in 10 Days” and watch the story of Marrakech, Inc. at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dEQ8CFgecw.  Share the video with your friends and help our agency continue to grow.
  • Make a clean sweep during “10 Ways in 10 Days” and donate gently used office furniture or equipment, home furniture, or other household items to Marrakech for use in our consumers’ homes and program sites.  Items must be in good condition.  Contact Kashti at kwalters@marrakechinc.org or 203-389-2970 ext. 1005 to arrange a donation.
Thank you to everyone who participated in some way this year. Our campaign brought us several new Facebook friends, additional donations and an increased awareness about Marrakech, the people we serve and the work we do.

If you didn’t have a chance to participate during the challenge, but would still like to get involved, the ideas above are really open opportunities and are not restricted to just the 10-day challenge. As always, we really appreciate your support of our mission.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

12/2/13

#GivingTuesday and Marrakech's 2013 10 Ways in 10 Days Campaign!

Marrakech has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. Coinciding with the kick off the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday is meant to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support, and help create a better world.

On #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, Marrakech will kick off our 10 Ways in 10 Days Challenge, which provides 10 different ways you can support Marrakech over the course of 10 business days (December 3rd – December 16th).  There is at least one thing everyone can do in the challenge in order to participate and we really hope you do!  Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to see each day’s challenge and to get involved.

Either way, we are pretty sure the 10 Ways in 10 Days Challenge along with our #GivingTuesday activities will continue to help you get to know us a little better as an organization.   

From our Marrakech family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and a joyful New Year!