Boys & Girls Clubs Puerto Rico Celebrates the Reopening of Its Las Margaritas Community Center with the MCS Foundation

Thursday, October 19, 2017 General News
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Becomes the gathering center for the community, with MCS volunteers taking hot meals to 1,500 people

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the MCS Foundation's initiatives to help Puerto

Rico, a group of 30 employee volunteers from MCS Healthcare Holdings, LLC (MCS), a leading healthcare company in Puerto Rico, went to the Las Margaritas community to celebrate the reopening of the nonprofit Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico (BGCPR) center, and brought hot meals, music and entertainment to all the residents and children benefitting from the center's services.

MCS volunteers helped distribute hot meals to 1,500 people and for at least a few hours, the community was able to forget about its particular circumstances and enjoy a pleasant time with music, while receiving the support and warmth these affected communities need so much. 

"We have come to donate our time and serve the Las Margaritas community in this entire situation. The MCS Foundation is committed to organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico (BGCPR), which are engaged in commendable work every day in their tremendous dedication to those they serve. However, given the devastation caused by Hurricane María, these communities, including Las Margaritas, have suffered a great deal, so we are glad to be able to celebrate the opening of their center and give them a hand so they can continue with their mission, which is so important for our society," said Liana Marante O'Drobinak, executive director of the MCS Foundation, who actively participated in the activity. "For me, it is very gratifying to see MCS employees volunteering, despite having been affected as well, and joining with us without thinking twice about helping Puerto Rico and bringing a little human warmth and compassion to these communities that need it so much."

The group of MCS employee volunteers went to the Las Margaritas community through the BGCPR, whose clubs throughout the island include the one located in this sector, which also serves as a gathering center for those who live there. Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico is one of the organizations that will benefit from the fundraising activities currently underway by the MCS Foundation. Among its current objectives, the foundation aims to help those communities that have been the most affected in Puerto Rico by Hurricane María. Once the MCS Foundation completes its fundraising campaign, it will donate 100 percent of the collected funds to nonprofit institutions focused on children and/or health, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, Caras Las Américas and the San Juan YMCA, which will use all the donated money to provide help and services directly to the affected communities they serve. To contribute, go to www.greenforpuertorico.org and make your donation through PayPal or credit card.

For her part, Olga Ramos, president of BGCPR, was very grateful for the efforts of the MCS employee volunteers. "The Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico greatly appreciate all the efforts to bring hot meals to those in the communities we serve. We are also grateful for the support in re-establishing our programs and services as soon as possible, and continuing our mission of developing children and youths to the fullest, said Ramos.

"Without a doubt, this experience on the streets and seeing first-hand how one's own efforts in one day can make a difference in the life of other people raises awareness and opens one's eyes to the real needs of others. This motivates us to continue the MCS Foundation's work with more dedication and care for our members and insureds," said Marante O'Drobinak.   

About the MCS FoundationThe MCS Foundation (www.mcsfoundationpr.org) is a Section 1101.01 organization created by MCS Healthcare Holdings, LLC. (MCS) to promote positive and lasting changes in society. Through collaborative efforts with various nonprofit organizations, the MCS Foundation looks to help improve the quality of life for thousands of people, and to support collective development through initiatives that support education, health, culture and sports. During the past seven years, MCS has donated more than $4 million to charitable causes important to Puerto Rico, directly or through the MCS Foundation or the MCS Sponsorship Program. In addition to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, other recipients of MCS scholarships in the past have included Caras Las Américas, el Instituto Psicopedagógico de Puerto Rico, el Instituto Nueva Escuela and Jóvenes de Puerto Rico en Riesgo, among others.

About MCS For 35 years, MCS Healthcare Holdings, LLC. (MCS) (www.mcs.com.pr), has been one of the leading companies in Puerto Rico's healthcare industry. Since its founding, MCS has established a solid reputation in the market for providing service quality excellence and competitive products. MCS Life Insurance Co., a subsidiary of MCS, offers a wide range of commercial health plans for groups and individuals, as well as group life insurance. MCS Advantage, Inc., through its MCS Classicare products, offers an extensive variety of Medicare Advantage coverage aimed a promoting quality of life and wellness for Puerto Rico's Medicare population.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto RicoBoys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico is a nonprofit organization with 50 years of service, and a leader in after-school programs and services for children and youth between the ages of 6 and 18. We provide a safe and creative haven to develop, so they can become leaders who reach their academic, personal and professional goals. Our innovative programs are focused on career development and entrepreneurship, providing the tools to obtain a decent job that provides economic security. Last year, we served more than 19,000 children, youths and families, and employed more than 300 professionals on the island. We have 13 clubs, located at Residencial Ramos Antonini in Río Piedras, Residencial Luis Lloréns Torres, the Las Margaritas community in Santurce, Residencial F.D. Roosevelt in Mayagüez, the Villa Carolina sector and Residencial Torres de Sabana in Carolina, and in the towns of Arecibo, San Lorenzo, Aguas Buenas, Bayamón, Loíza, Vieques and Isabela. For more information, go to www.bgcpr.org  or call 787-728-4040.

MEDIA CONTACT:Suzie BolandRFB Communications [email protected] office: 314-256-1677mobile: 813-786-1019

COMPANY CONTACT:Marién Amézaga [email protected]Mobile: 787-667-3400

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