MUGGSY BOGUES FAMILY FOUNDATION HOSTS HOLIDAY LABOR OF LOVE
The non-profit organization served Charlotte residents at its annual food distribution event
The Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation (MBFF) hosted its fourth annual Holiday Labor of Love food distribution event on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Mecklenburg County Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board headquarters on North Tryon Street in Charlotte to better reach families living on Charlotte’s westside.
Sponsored by Food Lion, Panthers Charities, Healthy Blue NC, The MJW Group LLC, and Microsoft, nearly 100 families (over 400 adults and children) facing food insecurity received food boxes and other necessities to support them for the holidays. Items included fresh produce, turkeys, canned goods, holiday pies, and more. Families also received information about utility assistance from Mecklenburg County DSS and workforce development information from NCWorks and She Built This City. Hygiene kits, socks, and gas and grocery gift cards were also distributed.
For the third year, 100 holiday gift bags were provided to The Salvation Army Center of Hope to make the holidays brighter for women living at the shelter. “This is our favorite Labor of Love event of the year,” said Muggsy Bogues, President and Founder of the MBFF. “We find great satisfaction in bringing holiday joy to families in need during the holiday season.”
Clancy & Theys Construction Company presented a generous donation of $2,500 to support the MBFF’s community outreach for those in need in Charlotte. “We are thrilled to support the Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation this year during our Making It Reindeer campaign. The continued good that the foundation is doing in the community is astounding. The focus on at-risk youth and workforce training aligns with Clancy & Theys focus as we continue to educate people on career options available in the construction trades,” said Sara Downing, CPSM, Director of Business Development at Clancy & Theys Construction Company.
The Muggsy Bogues Family Foundation empowers at-risk youth and families to improve their quality of life by addressing food insecurity, access to education and job training. Learn more about the MBFF here.