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What does your agency do?
Morningday Community Solutions partners with local retail stores to take new returned, discontinued, and displayed items to our warehouse. There, we check products, ensure that all parts are included in packaging, and stock our shelves. Items are typically available for 70%-80% less than the market retail price.
Through our membership program, MCS carefully screens those who wish to shop with us to ensure that they are purchasing on behalf of a legitimate 501c3 organization. To fulfill our mission with integrity, MCS only provides goods to qualified charities. Veterans, at-risk youth, the homeless, people in recovery, those with disabilities, teachers, and more members of our community directly benefit from our program.
With two locations in South Florida — one warehouse in West Palm Beach, and another in Pompano Beach — MCS prevents 400+ tons of retail waste and helps hundreds of local nonprofit organizations spend less on goods and more on critical programs each year.
How does your agency benefit the community?
MCS provides a vital underpinning to South Florida’s nonprofit community by providing essential goods at 70-80% less than retail prices. By making innovative connections between retailers and the charitable sector, MCS is helping charities spend thousands more on programs, instead of products, each year.
● Charities get the products they need and keep more money in their budgets for critical programs and services. Since we opened, MCS has saved nonprofits more than $5M.
● More than 450 charities, primarily based in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, are members of MCS. They include nonprofits that serve veterans, children and at-risk youth, people with disabilities, the homeless, animals, and more.
● We make a significant impact on retail waste. MCS keeps more than 400 tons of products out of landfills each year.
● Retailers save money and help their communities by sending returned and unsaleable goods to us, rather than disposing of them.
What is your agency’s focus for the future?
Our focus is on helping those who help others, and our goal is to serve as many nonprofit organizations as possible.
In the wake of COVID-19, nonprofit budgets are tighter than they’ve ever been. We are committed to helping charities get the products they need to serve their missions for the least cost possible, so that they can spend less on material goods and fundraising and more on programs that help our neighbors in need. The more dollars that nonprofits can direct towards the people, animals, and causes they serve, the more our community thrives.
We are working hard to respond to the needs of the community and bring in the most-needed inventory. We’re working with our distributors to stock PPE, hygiene products, clothing, shoes, children’s toys and items, home goods, small furniture items, mattresses, and more. We announce new items and specials regularly on our app (available via Apple’s App Store and Google Play) and via daily emails to our nonprofit members.
How can the community help?
If you work with a nonprofit organization — or you know one in your community — that would like to save money on retail products, visit our website at www.morningdaysolutions.org or stop by one of our warehouses to learn more about becoming a member today!
The West Palm Beach Warehouse, at 2635 Old Okeechobee Road, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Broward Warehouse, at 1410 SW 29th Ave., #100 in Pompano Beach, is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of the month.
Volunteers are always welcome to help us test products, display merchandise, and help shoppers in the warehouse. We are observing COVID-19 and social distancing protocols, and volunteer shifts are planned with safety in mind. To learn more, visit our website or call 954-590-8256.
We are also looking for community partners who can help us with seasonal product storage, and with acquiring inventory to serve our community. To learn more, email Founder/President Greg Bales at email@example.com or call 954-480-8256.
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Directly impacting our community; helping those who help others. We proudly serve the underprivileged, youth and veterans by providing essential products to local non-profit organizations.