The Madison Eagle Christmas Fund (MECF) began over 45 years ago when Barbara Valk and her family chose to remember a small number of senior citizens by delivering holiday gifts. Soon after, Louise Easton, the new owner and editor of the Madison Eagle newspaper, partnered with this kind family and the MECF was born.
From this modest beginning, our charity of volunteers has grown to ensure dozens of Madison families and senior citizens receive grocery gift cards to splurge on a holiday meal, and to give them the joy and opportunity to choose their own warm winter coats and gifts.
COVID UPDATE: The MECF is planning to help more of our Madison neighbors this holiday season than ever before. We will expand our outreach to all families receiving free and reduced lunches in Madison schools, and will offer assistance to all senior citizens living in Madison Housing Authority residences. We will unfortunately not be able to collect toys, books, hats and gloves this year due to COVID, so your generous monetary donations will be critical to making our outreach possible. Please consider the MECF as part of your holiday giving.
As a 501 C (3) not-for-profit corporation, all contributions are tax-deductible. The MECF provides assistance to Madison residents based solely on financial need and does not discriminate on any other basis. We spread kindness to those in our town regardless of faith, race or sexual orientation.