Once Upon A Time...
a proud Madison tradition was born. Thus, it was over 45 years ago, when Madison’s Barbara Valk and her family chose to remember a small number of lonely senior citizens during the holidays with gifts. Soon thereafter, Louise Easton, the new owner and Editor of the Madison Eagle, partnered with this kind family, and the Madison Eagle Christmas Fund (MECF) was born.
From this modest beginning, the MECF has grown to involve dozens of volunteers who donate their time and talents to raise money, identify Madison seniors and families needing assistance, and then purchase and distribute gifts to them.
Over the years, the MECF has assisted thousands of less fortunate Madison residents through the generosity of donors, businesses, and civics groups. Every family and senior receives gift cards for groceries and then, depending on needs, gift cards for warm winter coats, snow boots, restaurants, toys and personal items.
As a 501 C (3) not-for-profit corporation, all contributions are tax-deductible. Please consider the MECF as part of your holiday giving.