Who are we?
The MBS Corps is the Maine Business School’s community outreach organization.
What do we do and why?
The mission of the MBS Corps is to be the outreach organization of the Maine Business School with a focus on primarily helping smaller Maine-based non-profit organizations where we can have a greater impact. We also seek to help our students develop their leadership, organizational, management, marketing and other business skills while developing friendships and networks in a fun, supportive environment. We have fun, we have a wonderful community and we make a difference… please join us!
Spring semester, 2015
There are a lot of things planned for this semester. As always, we are helping students across the University by keeping the food pantry nook stocked. Did you know that college students may be the most food-deprived of all Americans? Click here to read article.
PIFSAK! (Pay it forward with simple acts of kindness). For Valentines day, (actually on Friday, Feb 13), 2 teams of MBS Corps students roamed the campus armed with valentines and chocolates which they gave to people they encountered to give them a smile.
Cooking dinner for families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House: Sat. Feb 21, 2015
Click here to see the pictures. A team of our students went to the Ronald McDonald house in Bangor and cooked 3 delicious casseroles for families of sick children who are staying at the house while their children stay at Eastern Maine Medical Center. This means that the families can return after a day at the hospital to a hot meal ready for them and time to relax and hopefully give them a smile after a long day.
Upcoming activities include:
Fall semester, 2014
Fall semester was great with a terrific team of students. We ran the MBS Corps food pantrynook throughout the semester, supported Troops by sending care packages and writing letters to a group of Marines on a consistent basis, and even greeted some Troops one evening as they returned home. We also helped with Veteran’s week by making and distributing yellow ribbons to Veterans during the military appreciation football game and during the commemoration ceremony. One of our members created a fun MBS faculty calendar as a fund-raiser. Another member managed an effort to help families in need during the holiday by coordinating a drive for gifts for 4 families in the Bangor area. The other events are shown below.
October 30, 2014: March against domestic violence! The MBS Corps team worked collaboratively with UMaine athletics and the student women’s association to do a march against domestic violence. The goal was to raise awareness that there is zero tolerance and everyone should work to stop this. Click here to see pictures.
October, 2014: Ronald McDonald House: the MBS Corps team cooked a great dinner for families of sick children who were staying at the RMH. Click here for pictures.
We have some great projects this semester. We started with a fun team-building session. Click here to see pictures.
Spring semester 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014: Nets for Pets basketball tournament to help the Bangor Humane Society! We had a great turnout with about 16 teams, raised about $300 for the BHS and everyone had a great time! Click here to see the pictures and click here to see the video on WABI-TV.
Saturday, April 26: Our MBS Corps teams participated in the LT Zimmerman memorial Marine fitness challenge to remember and honor a UMaine fallen hero! Click here to see the pictures.
Friday, April 25: PIFSAK! (Pay it forward with simple acts of kindness). The MBS Corps worked with Mainely Voices to do a PIFSAK event at the union at noon. Click here to see the video.
Saturday, April 12: The MBS Corps hiked for the homeless to help the Bangor Area Homeless shelter! Click here for the pictures.
Sunday,k April 6: The MBS Corps cooked a meal for families of sick children staying at the Ronald McDonald house. Click here for pictures.
Fall semester 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013: A few MBS Corps students gave out yellow ribbons to Veterans to say Thank you for your service at the UMaine Veterans Appreciation Football game.
Saturday, November 2, 2013: A great MBS Corps group met at the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor and cooked a terrific meal for the families of sick children at the hospital. Click here to see the pictures.
October, 2013: We decorated the DPC atrium with purple balloons. We also set up a table for a week where we distributed information on how to reduce domestic violence and collected a few donations to send to Spruce Run.
Click here to see our team helping with the Sept 14 UMaine Football Armed Forces appreciation game!
We have a great team of undergraduate and graduate students; we are now recognized as a UMaine student organization and have great plans:
Consulting project to help our students use their business knowledge to help a local non-profit organization
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also affiliated with our UMaine student organizations:
How can you help?
Contact us to help in one, or maybe several of these organizations. If you have a special organization in mind that is not on the list, please let us know. Become a team leader or take some time from your schedules to make a difference in our community and in the lives of many who need us. These experiences can have a tremendous impact on the organizations you work with. Volunteering also helps you differentiate yourself with practical, real-world experience in preparation for your business careers! email@example.com
To volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Image Description: MBS Corps Food Pantry Nook
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Image Description: MBS Corps cooked dinner for families of sick children at the Ronald McDonald House.
Image Description: MBS Corps team; wrote letters and sent care packages to deployed Troops
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Image Description: MBS Corps team at Ronald McDonald House
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Image Description: MBS Corps at Ronald McDonald House after cooking meal for families there.
Image Description: MBS Corps team with Veteran at UMaine Football Armed Forces Appreciation game; Sept 14 2013