Community

Merrimack Education Center employs approximately 145 full and part time people, many of whom live in the Greater Lowell/Chelmsford area and support local businesses, charities, youth sports teams, school programs, and community arts/theater organizations.  MEC supports a work-life balance and encourages its staff members to become involved, volunteer, or support their local communities in any way possible. In addition, MEC is a sponsor of the following organizations:

The Wish Project

The Wish Project in Lowell, MA is a non-profit organization that provides basic goods to families in need throughout the Merrimack Valley. Merrimack Education Center donates monthly services to The Wish Project in support of their communications with social service agencies. We donate to funds set up for local families involved in a tragedy, such as the Lowell Fire Victims Fund. Our staff also holds holiday gift and seasonal clothing and goods drives at our Chelmsford offices.

Letter from The Wish Project to Merrimack Education Center Executive Director, Joseph DiFonzo

House of Hope
The House of Hope in Lowell, MA provides advocacy and care for homeless families. Merrimack Education Center proudly supports the dedication and compassion of the House of Hope staff and their efforts.

Letter from House of Hope to Merrimack Education Center Executive Director, Joseph DiFonzo

Chelmsford Community Exchange
The Chelmsford Community Exchange provides food, seasonal clothing and assistance to Merrimack Valley families in need. All Merrimack Education Center offices participate in holiday food drives to benefit the Chelmsford Community Exchange and the families they help.

Tewksbury Community Pantry
The Tewksbury Community Pantry is another local organization Merrimack Education Center is proud to support with financial contributions.

Dana-Farber Cancer Insititute
Merrimack Education Center staff have enjoyed participating in “Movember” and donating funds to cancer research.

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MEC staff loading donations from our Fall 2013 Goods Drive for delivery to The Wish Project.

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MEC staff loading donations from our Thanksgiving 2014 Food Drive for delivery to the Chelmsford Community Exchange.

Food Donations

MEC Staff collecting donations for the 2105 Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Chelmsford Community Exchange.

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MEC Staff collecting donations for the 2015 Holiday Gift Drive for delivery to The Wish Project.

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MEC Staff collecting donations for the 2016 Thanksgiving Food Drive for delivery to the Chelmsford Community Exchange.

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MEC Staff collecting donations for the 2017 Holiday Gift Drive for the Wish Project.