Connections by Mission Fed Newsletter
Earning Trust, Investing in Members, Caring for Community
For over 60 years, Mission Fed’s core mission has remained the same: Earning trust, investing in our membership’s success, and caring for our community. This mission is carried out by ensuring that our nonprofit and educational partners are supported, strengthened, and recognized for the impact they make across all of San Diego County. Below are some of the many ways that Mission Fed invests time, treasure, and talent in the San Diego we all love on behalf of our members.
Winning on and off the Field
Mission Fed and the San Diego Padres model what a winning team is for San Diego — both on and off the field. Just like the Padres, Mission Fed has made a strong commitment to engage with our local community. Mission Fed was a regular staple at home games during this past baseball season. As the presenting partner of the Mission Bell, a tradition at the opening of each game, Mission Fed invited some of our region’s nonprofit all-stars to join us in ringing the ceremonial bell.
Our Padres partnership also supported the one-to-one mentoring relationships developed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, an organization that believes every child can succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor andvolunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 18, in communities across the country. Mission Fed provided Padres tickets to 10 “Bigs” and their 10 “Littles” at select games this season.
Celebrando Hispanic Heritage Month
Together with our Mission Fed familia, we are proud to recognize and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements in the San Diego community. With Univision San Diego we highlighted a few of the many Latinos that have made positive impact throughout our region, including Arnulfo Manriquez, President & CEO, MAAC; Inez González Perezchica, Ed.D., Executive Director, MANA de San Diego; Gloria Corral, President & CEO, Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE); and Dr. Mark Sanchez, President, Southwestern Community College. We are honored to spotlight Hispanic culture, family and the importance of serving others.
Having Vision Without Having Sight
Mission Fed was honored to be a part of Paralympic athlete Amy Dixon’s road to Tokyo. As an athlete, national champion, patient advocate, and motivational speaker, Amy inspires people with vision loss to lead very full lives. Thank you, Amy, for representing the United States on one of the world’s biggest stages. You’ve inspired us by demonstrating how we all can adapt to meet the challenges we face: physically, professionally, and personally. Continue to follow Amy’s journey at AmyDixonUSA.com
Together, We Are Resilient
Thank you, San Diego, for your amazing support of the San Diego Pride 5K! This year, over 1,000 registrants joined their friends, families, and the Mission Fed team on walks, runs, and hikes during the beautiful Pride weekend. Funds generated from the event help support The LGBT Center’s Youth Housing Project and San Diego Pride. Together, we are resilient.
Clear the Shelters
Once again, animal shelters across San Diego teamed up with NBC 7 San Diego, Telemundo 20, and Mission Fed to find loving homes for pets in need with the Clear The Shelters pet adoption and donation campaign. From August 23 - September 19, the campaign featured virtual pet adoptions, making it easy for people to donate online to participating shelters and rescues. This year, over 142,800 pets were adopted nationwide, and since 2015, more than 551,000 pets have now found their forever homes.
Welcome Back to School!
Mission Fed serves as a year-round supporter of initiatives and events that celebrate teachers and students throughout San Diego County. As back-to-school season kicked off, our team joined multiple school districts to help welcome back the dedicated staff, committed teachers and excited students.
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