We, at Mark Michael Diamond Designs, are proud to partner with organizations that embody enrichment through the arts, economic and community development, entrepreneurship and education, and environmental and global consciousness. The following are national and local charitable organizations that Mark Michael Diamond Designs supports through volunteer time, monetary and product/service donations.
Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, which ship to nearly 70 countries around the world.
Maple Grove Arts Center
The Maple Grove Arts Center (MGAC) features an artist’s gallery and an area for art classes. Activities include events such as the Red Show and the Green Show, Black & White Show featuring artists from Maple Grove and the surrounding area. The arts center also runs the Maple Grove Days Art Fair and participates in the Halloween and Holiday events that the Arbor Lakes Association sponsors on Main Street. The center presents excellent art classes for children of all ages and adults—teachers are the artists.
The arts center also hosts visiting arts shows from the Iraqi & American Reconciliation Project and TOSCA Literary Magazine.
Susan G. Komen
Since 1982, Komen has played a critical role in every major advance in the fight against breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats this disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast cancer survivors. We are proud of our contribution to some real victories:
- More early detection and effective treatment – Currently, about 70 percent of women 40 and older receive regular mammograms, the single most effective screening tool to find breast cancer early. Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 33 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.
- More hope – In 1980, the 5-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer (cancer confined to the breast) was about 74 percent. Today, that number is 98 percent.
- More research – The federal government now devotes more than $850 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention (compared to $30 million in 1982).
- More survivors – Currently, there are about 3 million breast cancers survivors, the largest group of cancer survivors in the U.S.
Mark Michael Diamond Designs also supports:
- Emergency Food Shelf Network
- Maple Grove Rotary
- Maple Grove Lion's Club
- Maple Grove Shrine Club
- Maple Grove Ambassadors