MacHub's heartbeat is our community. By receiving and processing individual and non profit donations, we use proceeds generated from our online store at Swedemom.com, to give back to our community by:
Internships for students
Diverting material from landfills
Job placement programs and training
COVID CLEAN-OUT RESPONSE
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, businesses including donation based organizations like Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity were closed down. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, MacHub initiated a curbside pick-up donation event for McMinnville and the surrounding communities. Over 50 volunteers stepped up to meet the needs of people who suddenly had nowhere to go with their material donations.
With generous support from local businesses, MacHub made pick-ups every weekend from April 25th through May 30th. The overwhelmingly positive response from hundreds of donors, prompted MacHub to extend pick-up weekends into June and continue to offer donation events as needed.
READ MORE in this News Register article.
The MacHub project grew out of a long-time McMinnville business, Swedemom and the passionate mission of Swedemom owner Cami Nyquist.
As time came to close Swedemom as a for-profit business, Cami found resources to help convert her long-nurtured business into a Nonprofit to help other Nonprofits. Those resources include startup funds for the MacHub pilot project; a commitment by Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission to oversee and help fund the project; and formation of a new Nonprofit organization that became the Swedemom Center of Giving (SCOG).
Cami donated the extensive remaining inventory from her Swedemom business to give MacHub initial sales. She continues working to expand the scope of already-sophisticated Swedemom software to handle the needs of many SCOG clients.
In 2018, SCOG took over operation of MacHub from Yamhill County Gospel Rescue Mission, creating the new “MacHub Community Warehouse” to serve local community partners. YCGRM was key in allowing SCOG and MacHub to evolve into today’s wide-ranging program.