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Night To Shine: Sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 7, 2019 Media Contact:Rachel BarterMRI PR and Development GT and First Christian Churches in Partnership with Macon Resources to Host Night to Shine Prom for People with Special Needs Sponsored by Tim Tebow Foundation Decatur, IL – GT Church and First Christian Church in partnership with Macon Resources announced today that […]

Posted: January 8, 2019 | View More »

October Newsletter

MRI IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE NOW PRODUCING AN E-NEWSLETTER EACH MONTH! After many months, nearly 2 years, it dawned on us that a regular newsletter was not being published and sent out. We believe it is very important for our friends, families and donors to keep up to date on what is going […]

Posted: November 6, 2018 | View More »

MRI Announces Outdoor Activity Center, Meaningful Meadows

Decatur, IL – Macon Resources, Inc. (MRI) held a kickoff event on Thursday, October 4 to celebrate their newly renovated gym and announce a new addition to the MRI campus, Meaningful Meadows, an innovative outdoor activity center for adults with developmental disabilities. Meaningful Meadows will be one of the most unique inclusive recreational areas offered […]

Posted: October 9, 2018 | View More »

Macon Resources Achieves Person Centered Excellence Accreditation

Decatur, IL – The CEO of Macon Resources (MRI), Amy Bliefnick, today announced that MRI has been awarded the four-year Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation from CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. This award confirms that the organization embraces person-centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people receiving supports and services. MRI is […]

Posted: October 9, 2018 | View More »

MRI & Millikin University Present: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

MRI Drama Club & Millikin University students have been working hard to learn the ins and outs of show biz. Come check out their hard work as they present William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” WHO: The Superior Thespians of MRIWHAT: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William ShakespeareWHEN: Friday, May 4 @ 1:00 pmWHERE: MRI Gymnasium, 2121 Hubbard Ave., […]

Posted: April 24, 2018 | View More »

Spread the Word to End the Word

Join MRI as we Spread the Word to End the Word! Spread the Word to End the Word is a national campaign created by Special Olympics and Best Buddies. MRI is joining the campaign and spreading the word about how hurtful the R-word (retard or retarded) can be to individuals with disabilities. On Wednesday, March 7 from […]

Posted: March 6, 2018 | View More »

MRI Named Non-Profit of the Year

Each year, the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce holds an awards luncheon to celebrate local organizations making a positive impact in our community. This year, MRI was named Non-Profit of the Year. MRI’s Executive Director Amy Bliefnick and MRI Day Training participant Karina Hayes accepted the award on behalf of all staff and individuals served. […]

Posted: September 25, 2017 | View More »

MRI Announces New Leadership

The Board of Directors of Macon Resources, Inc. (MRI) announces the selection of Amy Bliefnick to succeed retiring Executive Director, Dreux Lewandowski. Ms Bliefnick is a Decatur native who has served as Director of the Illinois State Fair from 2004 – 2015, Board Chairman and Director of Richland Community College, Director of Development for St. […]

Posted: January 30, 2017 | View More »

MRI to provide Our Voice Through Art

Our Voice Through Art, a local program providing art classes for teens and adults with disabilities, will now be offered through MRI. Our Voice Through Art began when Jarrett Sekosky, who is on the Autism spectrum and has very little verbal communication, discovered he was able to express himself through art. Since then, Jarrett, his family […]

Posted: January 26, 2017 | View More »

Akorn Pharmaceuticals employees bring holiday cheer to Bright Start families

December 18, 2015 – MRI Bright Start Home Visiting  was contacted in early December by an employee from Akorn Pharmaceuticals in Decatur who expressed interest in adopting Bright Start birth to Five as this year’s recipient of Akorn’s giving tree. As part of the charity adoption, stockings were displayed in Akorn’s lobby with each child’s name, age, size […]

Posted: December 21, 2016 | View More »