In 2004, MHA CEO Michael Herrera created M2H Charities in memory of his father, the late Fred Herrera, to support needy school aged children. The charity was founded on the simple belief of “paying it forward” through the allocation of resources and funds to change children’s lives in a positive way. What started out as simply purchasing school supplies at the beginning of each school year has expanded to ten different programs. M2H Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 46-2661399), efficiently uses it donations and ensures close to 100% of contributions go to the children. A list of our major charitable programs is as follows:
Coats for Kids
Read to Succeed
Read and Feed
Start the Year Right
Rachel Herrera Scholarship
Fred Herrera “Heart Award”
Read to Lead
Purchase up to 75 coats for elementary school aged children in cold months of the year.
Purchase over 1,500 books annually through Scholastic Literacy and distribute to needy children.
Hold session for parents and kids to read books from Read to Succeed.
Purchase school supplies at the start of each school year for up to 25 children.
Provide $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for 4 years) to deserving female entering college.
Award $1500 each to the top 2 educators in the district who exhibit the most HEART with the students.
Kids participating in M2H Charities give back to the community.
Give Nooks to Top Readers in elementary school.