Hunger and the threat of homelessness affect all aspects of a child's life. Your financial gift is about so much more than meeting day-to-day needs. It's about giving families - individuals, parents, and kids - the support they need to make it through today and live with hope for the future.
Financial gifts help support MOM's programs, such as the Food Pantry, Clothing Center, Homelessness Prevention (Housing) programs, and seasonal programs in the Middleton, West Madison and Cross Plains areas of Wisconsin.
Other Ways to Make Financial Gifts
Gifts in Honor or Memoriam
Gifts can be made in honor or in memory of your co-workers, family and friends.
Please make a note in the memo of the gift, and include their address if you would like us to send them an acknowledgement of the gift.
All gifts in honor or in memoriam are listed in our print newsletters.
Gifts can be sent to:
3502 Parmenter St.
Middleton, WI 53562
Gifts of Hope Gift Catalog
When you want to give the gift of community, give a Gift of Hope from our Gift Catalog.
How Gifts of Hope work:
- Choose your Gift: With many gifts to choose from, there's something for everyone on your list.
- You receive a Digital Card: We'll email you a full-color card (as a PDF file) that explains your gift and the donation you've made in the recipient's name. You can then print or email the card to your designated recipient.
- Your Gift helps Families in Need: To help deliver the most effective solutions to the greatest number of people, your donation will be combined with other funds and used as it is most needed.
Gifts of Securities & Investments
Interested in giving MOM a gift of a Security or Investment? Contact the Financial Manager at 608-826-3411.
If you are 70 ½ or older, you can contribute money to MOM directly from your Individual Retirement Account in a tax advantageous manner. IRA distributions donated directly from your retirement fund to a 501(c)(3) charity such as MOM, are considered Qualified Charitable Deductions.
The charitable distribution must be:
- From a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA;
- Direct from the IRA trustee to the charitable organization—with no intervening possession or ownership by the IRA owner;
- On or after the IRA owner has reached age 70½; and
- A contribution to an organization that would qualify as a charitable organization under Sec. 170(b(1)(a), other than a private foundation or donor advised fund.
Making a QCD as opposed to a normal charitable gift has two main advantages. First, a QCD counts toward satisfying an individual’s minimum distribution for that year. Second, the distribution is then excluded from the taxpayer’s taxable income. Total annual Qualified Charitable Deductions cannot exceed $100,000 per individual. Spouses can each make up to $100,000 of QCDs.
This year, with fewer individuals expected to itemize deductions, under the new tax regulations, the charitable deduction will be lost for many people. However, if you are 70 ½ or older, and are charitably inclined the QCD really works as a way to preserve an income-tax-reducing charitable deduction. Please consult with your personal financial advisor to learn more.
Monthly Giving Program: Circle of Hope
Becoming a monthly supporter is an easy way to make a powerful and long-lasting impact in our community. Your recurring contributions add up over time, and help provide weeks, months and years of important assistance and resources to those in need.
For as little as $10 a month you'll become an invaluable Circle of Hope member dedicated to ending hunger and preventing homelessness for good.
Matching Gift Program
Double your donation at no cost to you!
Many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage charitable giving among their employees, including spouses and retirees. Some companies will match not only monetary donations but also volunteer time.
If your company has a matching program, any donations to MOM may be doubled or even tripled. You will have to fill out some type of form (paper or online) and your company will verify with us that you have made a donation to MOM.
Contact your HR department to see if your company has a matching program.
Many companies will ask for the following information:
Organization Name: Middleton Outreach Ministry, Inc.
Address: 3502 Parmenter St. Middleton, WI 53562
Tax ID or EIN: 39-1484945
Match Coordinator: Erica Hendricks
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 608-826-3411
I have volunteered with MOM for the past eight years. Some of the people I help have chronic health issues or other persistent problems, but often I meet people who are working two jobs to make ends meet or who recently got laid off. MOM is here for all of them, and would be here for me if I needed that help.
As a mom to three kids, I love to make meals that my kids want to eat. I can’t imagine what it would feel like as a parent to not be able to give your kids the healthy, tasty food they want and need. I give so that every parent in our community can provide food for their family, regardless of their circumstances.
The news, the politics, the divisiveness, the vitriol… sometimes it all seems pretty overwhelming. I fervently believe one thing everyone can agree on is that no child in our community should be hungry. I give to not only end hunger in our community, but I give to find common ground with neighbors and strangers alike.
I give to MOM because food is really important. Instead of gifts for my birthday, I asked for frosting and cake mix to give to MOM—because I like my birthday to be a giving day. I really like thinking about other kids having happy birthdays because I shared. And it’s fun to drop it off at the pantry!
We give because Bob and I both grew up in loving houses where finances were tight. Our families were usually able to make ends meet, but just barely. We were so lucky they did. MOM is one of our favorite places to give, because they are so exceptionally good at connecting members of our community—those that have something to give (some time, financial support, a caring smile) with those that are in need.
As a first generation Mexican immigrant, raised by a single parent mother, I recall her often working two or three jobs to make ends meet. Although the love within our household was abundant, resources were often scarce. As a member of the MOM Board of Directors and Middleton Community, my family and I give to MOM in hopes of providing families with hope, joy and opportunity to break bread together, to create long-lasting memories. Through these acts, our children are also reminded of our humble beginnings, while experiencing the gift of giving and gratefulness for all of our blessings.
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