John Wooden said what we believe at CMI: “You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” This has been lived by the associates of CMI as part of our Community Outreach Spirit and Core Values for several years, and what was true in 1972 is even more meaningful as each year passes.
CMI has hosted an annual food drive for the Sunshine Division for TEN consecutive years now and each time we are amazed at our success.
- In 2017 CMI was able to donate 11.5 tons of food after setting a goal of 10 tons
- In 2018, we didn’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, so we set out to collect 12 tons of food and received 13.3 tons
- In 2019, we collected 15.3 tons of food!
- With the onset of COVID-19, we transitioned our event to a mainly virtual one based on cash donations—we had hoped to make $10,000 for the Sunshine Division…
OVER THE TOP – OUR GOAL WAS MET FOR THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW.
In addition to receiving $11,948 in cash donations, we were still able to fill a Sunshine Division truck full of food! Food to fill the shelves of the Sunshine Division store, which allows local families to obtain food to help feed their families.