The Madisonville Education and Assistance Center believes in the pure potential behind every act of giving. By giving direct aid to the residents of the 45227 zip code, MEAC raises up households one at a time.

Everyday, with every donation and with every client, MEAC's mission is to change lives. There's no limit to what can be achieved and no reason to think small. For Madisonville and the surrounding areas, the only way is forward. Come with us.

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MEAC’s Banquet & Auction Fundraiser – Don’t Miss It!

We hope that you will join us for our annual Banquet & Auction presented by Fifth Third Bank. The event will include fine dining, musical entertainment, and FUN as we raise funds to enhance the lives of the families MEAC serves.

Date: Saturday, September 13, 2014

Time: Cocktails and Silent Auction at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Hyatt Regency Ballroom

Address: 151 West 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Attire: Semi-formal or business

Cost: $75 per person or $700 per table of ten people

Click here to register to attend this event!

Corporate sponsorships are available for this event. Contact Jessica at 513-271-5501 ext. 12 or for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the low-income individuals and families MEAC serves.

Auction Items Needed

MEAC is now collecting items to auction off at its Banquet & Auction fundraiser in September. Do you have anything that would make for a great auction item? Do you have a connection to a local business that could make a donation MEAC?  Some ideas include: wine, gift cards, themed gift baskets, local event tickets, and vacation home stays. Please donate your item(s) by August 1st so that we have plenty of time to organize them for our auction. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica at 513-271-5501 ext. 12 or

AmazonSmile – You Shop. Amazon Gives.

Did you know that you can support MEAC simply by being an shopper?

Thanks to the new Amazon Smile program, MEAC can receive .5% of the proceeds from all MEAC supporters’ purchases every time they shop.

Registering is easy. If you already have an Amazon account, go to to get started. Search for “Madisonville Education and Assistance Center” in the search box, and choose it as the organization you’d like to support. Amazon will confirm your username/email address and password to be certain they’re applying the donation to the correct account. After that, you can begin shopping.

To make sure MEAC receives the proceeds from all of your shopping, just use the instead of The homepages look exactly the same and there shouldn’t be any other changes to your shopping experience.

Thank you again for supporting MEAC!

Raise Money for MEAC When You Shop at Kroger

Kroger’s Community Rewards Program is an easy way to raise much-needed funds for MEAC. All you have to do is sign up online and connect your Kroger Plus savings card with MEAC. Once you do that, your grocery purchases will benefit MEAC and those we serve. We have the opportunity to raise up to $5,000 per year through this program!

You can register your Kroger Plus Card here. To choose MEAC as your beneficiary, search for “Madisonville Education and Assistance Center” or Organization Number “81885”.

**Even if you have previously registered, Kroger requires that you re-register every year.**

Thank you in advance for supporting MEAC in this very easy way!


Did you know that MEAC could earn one cent every time you search something on the internet? Just go to, choose to support Madisonville Education and Assistance Center, and then you’ll raise money for MEAC every time you search for something on the site. We’ve raised over $150 so far this year, but with your help it could be SO much more!

Your Gifts Do Make a Difference!

Because of your support, MEAC can provide education programs like our early literacy program and our financial self-sufficiency training. Because of your support, MEAC can offer emergency financial assistance and connect people to other assistance programs. And because of your support, MEAC can operate a food pantry to help keep food on the table while families get back on their feet.

Please help us continue to raise up one family at a time by taking a moment to donate.

$7 provides bus tokens for transportation to job interviews
$30 feeds a family of four for a week
$100 keeps a family’s water, electricity and heat on
$250 prevents a family from becoming homeless
$650 provides literacy education to a young child for one year

You can mail your your contribution to 4600 Erie Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45227 or donate online HERE.

Many corporations match individual contributions. Check today to see if your company offers a matching program that could double your gift!

Bags Needed – Donate Bags to MEAC

Our clients use bags to carry the groceries, clothing, and other items they choose at MEAC. We often run out of bags. You can help us by donating the plastic or paper bags you have stashed away in a cabinet somewhere. (You’ve been wondering what to do with all of them, right?)



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