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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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Can you help me become a soccer star?
08 Nov

Can you help me become a soccer star?

Maria loves soccer. She was the fastest runner on her team. But lately, when she comes home from school, there hasn’t been much to eat for dinner. When her friends ask her if she wants to kick the ball around at the park, she usually says no. She just doesn’t have the energy anymore.

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High School Students Trick-or-Can for MOM
03 Nov

High School Students Trick-or-Can for MOM

This Halloween, members of DECA, a business club at Middleton High School that seeks to prepare emerging leaders for college and careers, decided to put a different twist on trick-or-treating. Instead of trick-or-treating for candy, they gathered cans to be donated to MOM.

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Carlson named Executive Director of MOM
16 Oct

Carlson named Executive Director of MOM

The MOM Board of Directors welcomes Ellen Carlson as the new Executive Director of Middleton Outreach Ministry. Carlson began her tenure with MOM in January of 2002. She served in many capacities in those 16 years. Her many leadership roles included volunteer and donor development, operations, program development, communications and strategic planning.

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MOM's Parking Lot is Completed!
25 Sep

MOM's Parking Lot is Completed!

A huge thank you to everyone who gave so generously to the Al Ripp Memorial Fund and made MOM’s safe, new parking lot a reality.

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Food and Clothing Donations during Parking Lot Reconstruction
31 Aug

Food and Clothing Donations during Parking Lot Reconstruction

During our temporary construction closure, we will be unable to receive any in-kind donations between September 2 and 24, 2017. Please save, as possible, non-perishable donations for when we re-open. Perishable donations can be rerouted to area organizations.

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Back to School 2017
25 Aug

Back to School 2017

On Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25, 600 children from around the West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains areas received a backpack full of school supplies thanks to the community, giving them a boost of confidence on their upcoming first day of school. In its 18th year, the School Supply program provides school-aged children, teens, and back-to-school adults with items that they will need to help them be successful in the upcoming year.

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Growing a garden at MOM's food pantry garden plots
10 Aug

Growing a garden at MOM's food pantry garden plots

Heather grew up gardening, helping her mother in their family garden when she was a little girl. She returned to gardening recently as part of MOM’s Food Pantry Gardens—and found a way to add fresh veggies to her table and teach her sons a new skill.

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