by Kathy Brockman
By the time you read this, we’ll probably be thinking of the holiday season. This means gifts for our families and friends — but what about an ACB affiliate? The Monthly Monetary Support (MMS) program provides an option to designate part of your monthly contribution to an affiliate of your choice. Every quarter, donations from enrolled members are mailed to affiliates, which provides an easy fund-raiser.
Money can automatically be deducted from a checking account or contributed through a charge card. A minimum of $10 per month is needed to become a part of MMS. The amount can be divided to share with an ACB affiliate, but 50% of the monthly contribution is retained by ACB. Yes, you can set up more than one MMS account to share donations with more than one affiliate. You get to choose the payment date: the 8th or the 22nd of each month. Be sure to update ACB if your checking account or credit card information changes.
Forms can be obtained online, by calling the ACB office, or by visiting the committee’s table at ACB’s annual conference. Recently, two winners were selected for the 2018 giveaways. Congratulations to Bercy Joseph, winner of the Fire TV, and Kevin Maynus, winner of the Echo Dot!
In closing, we wish to welcome Michael Garrett and Kim Hebert as new MMS Committee members. They join committee chair Mike Godino, Jean Mann, Dan Spoone, George Holliday, Allan Peterson and Kathy Brockman. Dan Dillon also attends in his role as chair of the resource development committee. Thank you to everyone who participated in the MMS program this year; it is appreciated. We encourage you to join and make an ongoing gift to your favorite affiliate in 2019!