HELPING THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS

Founded by Greg Bales, Morningday Community Solutions, MCS, is dedicated to helping the local community by working with large retail companies such as Walmart and Home Depot to acquire various useable goods that would otherwise be destroyed or sent to landfills.

After spending more than 20 years at Publix managing and improving chain technology, Bales decided to venture off into flipping houses. Bales had a commitment of giving 20% of every job back to nonprofits through donations and labor. This concept led Bales to consult with the Home Depot Foundation and their partner Good360, as he learned he could create an even more significant opportunity for nonprofits. The focus is to facilitate nonprofit organizations and reduce waste within landfills. 

MCS serves more than 370 local organizations in the tri-county area. Items are transported to the MCS warehouse in Pompano Beach, and they are unloaded as well as checked, then these items can be distributed at an average of 30 % of the retail cost.

“If I can save these nonprofits 70 % on items, this allows them to spend money elsewhere, as that can go toward helping another family or veteran in need,” said Bales. 

To this date, MCS has saved nonprofits more than 3 million dollars and has kept 375-tons of products out of landfills. 

MCS is looking to expand to the West Palm Beach, but two obstacles standing in the way include funding and volunteers. 

“We are currently looking for more volunteers, every item that we receive needs to be tested and checked,” said Bales. “I would love to assist the West Palm area right now, but I do not want to expand until I know we have the resources to do so.” 

Call (954) 590 – 8256 or greg@morningdaysolutions.org to inquire about more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities. Details are available at www.morningdaysolutions.org. 

Dylan Klim

Dylan Klim, a member of the 3.0 accelerated degree program, is a junior majoring in criminal justice. After growing up in Paterson, N.J., Dylan wants to combine his knowledge of the criminal justice field and passion for writing to better his craft.

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