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Thank You!


We would like to express our gratitude to our EMCC community and community donors for their Holiday Helping Hands donations!


Thank you to our helping hands sponsors!

The EMCC community members you've helped deeply appreciate your generosity and support. Here is what they are saying:

"After an extremely rough year financially, I have been very worried and stressed over how to give my family a good holiday. This is so incredibly huge for us, and I cannot express enough how much it means to receive this. Acts of kindness to help out those in need give me and my family hope and for that, there are no words good enough to describe how thankful we are."

"During these really hard times, I am grateful that I am able to lean on my community college. Estrella Mountain was able to help me during the pandemic while I continued to take classes."

"I’m very thankful for the help and support. Without this e-gift card I wouldn’t be able to buy and make most of the thanksgiving meals for me and my son. Thank you so much. Happy thanksgiving!"

"Thank you EMCC and thank you to the humble staff that have made my experience a pleasant one. I do not know how to thank a school that genuinely cares about their students. There are some really hard times that students hit during their academic career and gestures such as these make all the difference. Thank you!!! Happy Holidays!"

"I am a full time college student with a family of 5. We function on one income and have been living paycheck to paycheck for a few years now. This year has been tighter on our budget as Covid-19 removed the opportunity for overtime for my husband, making it tighter to make ends meet. Having the opportunity to participate and receive a gift card for groceries for Thanksgiving is humbling and very appreciated. I am grateful for the generous donors who show commitment to their community by showing compassion to families in need. Thank you."

"Thank you for your generous donation! My children and I so appreciate the support from our community!"

"I just want to express my thanks and gratitude over the holiday helping hands. This year has been a rollercoaster of a year, with work, school, and being a mom all in one, and having to let go of some of my hours at work to be able to handle it all. This pandemic has not helped either, as my significant other has lost out on hours due to work closures for their safety. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you to those who made this possible. It is one less thing we have to stress and worry about. Without your help, we would not have had a Thanksgiving this year. I look forward to the time I am able to give back just like each and every one of you. I sincerely hope you have the greatest Thanksgiving, the most wonderful Christmas, and the very best New Year. From my family to yours, thank you so much!!!"

"It has been a very difficult year for everyone. I am very grateful to have a peace of mind by bringing food on the table. Thank you to all the donors who provided this wonderful opportunity to those in need. My family and I are truly grateful. God bless and have a wonderful thanksgiving. Stay safe."

"I wanted to say thank you for this gift card. It has lifted a weight off our shoulders. This year has been very hard for my family, we have lost family members and are even behind on our finances. To the point where Thanksgiving and Christmas will be short, and it's opportunities like these that give us hope for a better tomorrow. Thank you again."

"Thank you so much for this great amount of help. It will not only help me but also my family which I hold very dear to me. We have been through so much this year this will lighten the load for us. Thank you so much once again!"

You can still donate to Holiday Helping Hands and make someone's burden that much lighter. Just fill out the donation form below. EMCC is accepting donations until December 18.


Questions? Contact our Director of Development, Jonathan Robles, at 623-935-8502 or