Monday, January 21, 2013

Making a difference in their communities

MKC employees Debi Lichti and Jared Miller are just two of many MKC employees who donate their time to their communities and charitable organizations.

Debi has donated her hair four times to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hair pieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada.

“A number of years ago a fellow church member, who is a beautician, gave a presentation at one of the women’s programs in my church about cancer. As a beautician, most of her presentation was about donating hair for ‘Locks of Love’. I had not heard of it before then and decided from that presentation I could maybe donate to the cause. With my daughter’s encouragement, I made my first appointment with the local beauty shop and took the plunge. Since then I have donated four different times; the most recent being on October 27th, donating another 10 inches. Total inches over the years would probably be about 42 inches. It is such a wonderful cause and a way I can help someone who is struggling through a difficult time in their lives.” - Debi Lichti, Direct Ship Specialist

Jared Miller has been active with the Dickinson County Pheasants Forever Chapter since 2009. He is in charge of youth functions for the chapter which includes an annual youth shoot, an educational afternoon with gun safety, dog training, habitat information and a youth pheasant hunt. 

“I joined the Dickinson County Pheasants Forever to become more involved in the Abilene Community, and because I have a passion for the outdoors. I have been a part of the organization since 2009, and I was recently asked to head up the Youth Division within our chapter. I am responsible for anything that involves the youth including the yearly banquet and our largest event, the annual Wade Beemer Memorial Youth Shoot. I enjoy being a role model for kids.” – Jared Miller, Field Marketer

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