MMAC’s Spirit of Giving
Vol.8 Issue 1
The Spirit of Giving

The season of giving is upon us, and the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) has been going above and beyond for the local community. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has been running non-stop since the kick-off earlier this year. Employees have been promoting, encouraging and inspiring the spirit of giving. In addition to the CFC Telethon, which raised $24,338 in seven hours, there have been several other activities in which the Aeronautical Center promoted giving back to the community.

The Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center’s CFC Chairs made the decision this campaign year to create a sub-theme for their campaign that focused on the well-being of Center employees, titled "360° You." This theme focuses on employees’ mental and physical health during challenging times. Since exercise has been proven to alleviate symptoms of depression, a virtual 5K was planned, and took place between December 5th through 12th. Employees were able to track their times through Apps of their choice.

Justin Cockroft, among other Aeronautical Center employees, completed a 5K run in support of CFC

Employees were asked to register for the event, then donate through the CFC donation portal for their participation. Employees could either run in the competitive 5K for prizes of CFC swag, or run/walk an un-timed 5K. The CFC team plans on hosting another virtual 5K before the end of their campaign in January.

On December 7th, Members of the Quality Systems and Business Resources Staff (AMC-3) spread some Oklahoma kindness by filling, securing, labeling and stacking boxes to send to troops who are deployed overseas with the HUGS Project.

Members of Quality Systems and Business Resources Staff (AMC-3) enjoyed volunteering time, filling boxes for troops who are deployed overseas with a CFC charity called the HUGS Project
Katy Williams secures a box that is ready to send to a soldier overseas
AMC-3 team members after volunteering to stuff gift boxes for deployed US troops at the HUGS Project. Pictured L-R: Regina Schroeder, Bryan Dahlvang, Justin Cockroft, Sheree VanNoy, Katy Williams, Debbie Uglean, Bruce Davis, Vicki Craig, Darren Masters, Kim Sheppard

On November 22nd, True Sky Credit Union provided free Thanksgiving turkeys to the winners of their drawing. Members of the Credit Union’s Board of Directors and FAA employees gathered with joy to give families a great start to their Thanksgiving dinner, just days before the holiday.

November 2021, True Sky Credit Union provided Thanksgiving turkeys to drawing winners

Following the Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, the Oklahoma Blood Institute’s "Bloodmobile" came to the Center on December 3rd and 4th. Oklahoma City employees gave to their community by driving to the Center to donate blood.

Whether employees chose to hand turkeys to others, give blood, send boxes of goodies to deployed troops, or run a 5K, among other activities, the spirit of giving has been contagious across the Aeronautical Center this year.

It’s not too late to give. Help us reach the Center’s goal of $245,000. There are many ways to help, whether it is giving to wildlife, veterans, education, the homeless, healthcare or the environment. Be the face of change by giving to something you care about via payroll allotment, giving of volunteer hours or a one-time donation. Visit now through January 15th, 2022.

Oklahoma Blood Institute’s Bloodmobile parked in the MMAC Plaza
Karlee Baldwin (L) Employee Services Program Manager (AMP-001) and Oklahoma Blood Institute Account Manager Ron Black (R). Karlee coordinated bringing the Bloodmobile to the Center

Rod Vargas, MMAC’s Deputy Chief of Staff, donates blood in the Bloodmobile
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