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Why I Give:  Luke Francois
08 Nov

Why I Give: Luke Francois

As a person that has dedicated my career to educating children, I have seen first-hand how poverty and hunger affect daily the ability of children to learn. MOM's efforts to address hunger make a difference. When children have enough to eat, they are able to focus on their fundamental need to learn.

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Why I Give:  Laura Bloomenkranz
08 Nov

Why I Give: Laura Bloomenkranz

I have heard firsthand from those we serve how grateful they are for the compassion and services that MOM offers during some difficult times. I have seen people's lives improve to the point they no longer need us—and that is the best outcome of all! MOM offers the community a place to give back and feel connected to their neighbors.

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Why I Give:  Harold Zimmick, Pastor
08 Nov

Why I Give: Harold Zimmick, Pastor

I support MOM because I see how they make a difference—both in the lives of people are served and also in the volunteers who serve.

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Why I Give:  Brian Hornung
08 Nov

Why I Give: Brian Hornung

In our family, we are big believers in the saying “a rising tide raises all boats.” We have seen personally how the work MOM does helps families—especially children. We know that the basis of success is having food and clothing.

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Why I Give:  Tricia Nolan
08 Nov

Why I Give: Tricia Nolan

The first time I volunteered at MOM, I saw my son’s classmates going through the food pantry. Until that point, I had no idea my community had issues with hunger, assuming it was an “other people” problem.

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Can you help me reach my dreams?
08 Nov

Can you help me reach my dreams?

At nine months old, Ava’s family already has big dreams for her. Her sister says she’s destined to be a drummer in a famous band. Her brother says she’s going to be an Olympic runner for sure. Her mom says Ava will definitely be a brain surgeon. But a few months ago, the family ran into some unexpected bumps. Now, Ava doesn’t have enough to eat.

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Can you help me become a vet?
08 Nov

Can you help me become a vet?

Madelyn may only be three years old, but she already knows that she wants to take care of animals when she grows up. She is friends with all of the dogs in the neighborhood. Recently Madelyn’s family faced a major expense they weren’t prepared for. Now they can’t afford healthy food and Madelyn’s parents are worried about the electricity getting turned off. Usually bubbly and fun, Madelyn has become quiet and withdrawn.

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Can you help me be the best dad?
08 Nov

Can you help me be the best dad?

Anthony always said he was going to be the best dad ever. When his son was born, Anthony couldn’t wait to teach him to throw a football and help him read his first words. But unexpected health problems have put Anthony out of work and derailed his plans.

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Can you help me be an engineer?
08 Nov

Can you help me be an engineer?

Sam is always curious. In class and at home, he constantly asks questions, eager to understand everything around him. He especially loves science and says he wants to build rockets at NASA. Lately though, Sam is irritable with his friends and acts out in class regularly.

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Can you help me get a scholarship?
08 Nov

Can you help me get a scholarship?

Joseph has a gift with numbers—his teachers have recognized this for years. And Joseph loves learning. He dreams of getting a scholarship to college. But recently, Joseph’s academic performance has been sagging.

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