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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Bleed for a Cause – Save Lives and Support MEAC!

MEAC is participating in Hoxworth Blood Center’s Bleed For A Cause campaign, in which dozens of charitable organizations are competing to win cash prizes based on participation. MEAC will be focusing its efforts on getting donations between August 1st and August 13th. The organizations with the most donation points each of those weeks will win $2,500. That means that MEAC could raise $5,000 in two weeks!

Remember to tell Hoxworth that MEAC recruited you to ensure your donation earns points for MEAC.

Points are earned as follows:

  • Whole Blood Donation = 1 point
  • Red Cell / Plasma Donation = 2 points
  • Platelet Donation = 3 points (Platelet donors can donate multiple times and all those donations will be counted.)
  • 1st Time Donors = 2 bonus points (This is someone who has never donated or someone new to Hoxworth.)

Schedule HERE now to make a donation appointment with Hoxworth sometime between  August 1st and August 13th.

The requirements to give blood are:
Age: Be at least 17 years old. 16 year olds may donate with parental consent
Weight: Minimum of 110 pounds.
Identification: Must provide photo I.D.
Food: Eat a good meal within four hours before giving.
Drink: Drink plenty of water or juice before and after donating.

If you have questions about your eligibility to donate, go to

Please try to recruit others as well so that MEAC can win $5,000! Remember “No Say, No Pay” though. Donors must tell and write in that they were recruited by MEAC for the points to count.

Reading Specialist / Literacy Program Coordinator Position Open

The Madisonville Education and Assistance Center (MEAC) is currently accepting resumes for a part-time (up to 30 hours per week) Reading Specialist / Literacy Program Coordinator. MEAC is seeking a dynamic, compassionate, results-oriented, certified teacher to be responsible for the planning and implementation of an important part of MEAC’s Early Literacy Program. Please contact Jessica Wabler at for a full description of the qualifications and expectations of the successful candidate.

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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