The Monroe County United Ministries is a wonderful organization! My husband and I have attended many of the events that MCUM has sponsored, and there is an amazing amount of sharing and giving from the volunteers. The community is well-served by this organization.
What an amazing place for children! Both my boys attended while my husband was in grad school. Of course I shopped around for the best preschool and nothing compared to mcum. What a blessing!
MCUM is truly a great organization. They are really committed to helping out the families in Monroe County. They have great programs to help their clients, the classroom for the childcare programs are wonderful, and all the people who work there are the nicest people you could meet! I have volunteered in both the food pantry and in one of the classrooms, since it was required for a group I am a part of at IU, but I really and truly loved it, and felt like I was doing a good thing for the community by giving my time to this organization!
As a student at Indiana University, I witnessed firsthand the commitment and dedication to Bloomington families from MCUM's staff, volunteers, and board of directors. MCUM is very in touch with the clients and children they serve--they really understand the needs of the local community and the services they offer (emergency assistance and affordable childcare) really reflect that. They provide a sense of stability to families who may be overwhelmed and anxious about making ends meet. When it comes to donations, MCUM is a wonderful steward of the gifts it receives, whether they be financial gifts or in-kind goods!
My daughter attended pre-school through the child care program at MCUM for over 2 years. MCUM determines its childcare fees on a sliding scale, based on income. As a single mother who is just a little bit "too rich" to qualify for any assistance of any kind, the affordable childcare offered by MCUM was essential for me being able to support my daugther while still working full time. The teachers and staff at MCUM are so caring and wonderful that I never felt like I was receiving a "discounted" service. The care that these kids get really gives them a foundation for learning and gives them a great start that they might not otherwise have. From what I have seen, MCUM makes the most of every donation it receives. Nothing is wasted. No one is profiting from this organization except for the folks that it serves.
I truly believe in the mission of Monroe County United Ministries (MCUM), which is why I try to give what I can each year. Being there, you can see the difference they are making in the community. Whether it's providing counseling, toiletries, daycare, or food, MCUM employees do it with a smile and all their effort.
MCUM is a great organization that really makes Bloomington a better place. It is an organization that is small enough to connect to people as individuals, and has employees who are dedicated and professional enough to make a difference in the lives of the people they are helping. With MCUM, I can really see that my money is going towards the community. My contribution is not lost in some annual report, and MCUM does not treat its clients like they are statistics.