Project MKC is a Valley non-profit that works tirelessly to improve the lives of children in need in our area and beyond.

Hundreds of generous donors and supporters gathered at The Lake Club Friday evening for Project MKC's largest fundraiser of the year. The fundraiser ended with nearly $90k raised for children in need.

The organization works to provide essentials to struggling youth throughout Northeast Ohio through programs like their basic needs bank, adopt-a-family, hygiene kits, boot program, and spring cleaning kits.

Project MKC also works to provide comfort kits to children in the foster care system, distributing over 7,000 kits since 2012. The Project MKC Board told 21 News how grateful they are for the community's generosity. 

"Every month, we are distributing about 125,000 diapers, about 200,000 wipes, feminine hygiene products, toiletries, and comfort kits that go to the kids in foster care," explained Justin Coffin with Project MKC. "That's on top of our other numerous projects that we do throughout the year."

The non-profit programs are an effort to provide positive emotional experiences to children and their families by supporting everyday needs, boosting confidence, and lifting spirits.

"We serve all of Northeast Ohio," Coffin added. "From Steubenville to Cleveland and in between. It's a vast network of over 85 partners that we serve throughout Northeast Ohio."

"Out of every dollar that comes in tonight, 100% goes to programming," Coffin said. 

21 WFMJ Anchor Erin Simonek had the pleasure of hosting the event.

Just visit to learn more about the countless ways Project MKC helps the community.

Follow this link to donate to a child in need.