Sharing your holidays can be one of the most meaningful things you do this season. Every year, donors tell us that giving back to their community over the holidays is their favorite tradition.
Share your Holidays
Donate to the Thanksgiving Basket program
This year's Thanksgiving program offers all the fixings for a lovely Thanksgiving meal to 350 families in the MOM service area and smaller meal baskets to 75 seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Donations of $15 help us give a family the food they need for a delicious holiday meal. When making a donation, write "holiday meals" in the memo.
In the past, this program has been sponsored by Shurfine Food Center and Certco Employees.
Get involved with Sharing Christmas
Help a family through the Sharing Christmas Program. Receive a match of a family the size you request and purchase and wrap gifts for the members of the family!
Attend Creating for a Cause: A Holiday Art Fair
December 3 & 4
at the MOM Food Pantry
Over 60 local artists are donating 20% or more of their proceeds to MOM's homelessness prevention and hunger fighting programs. Come and shop for a cause! Beautiful pottery, many styles of jewelry, fused and blown glass, fiber arts including purses, scarves and aprons, wood, paintings, and prints - all created by local artists.
Presented by DeWitt Ross & Stevens
Buy a Gift of Hope through the MOM Gift Catalog
Connect your wish to honor friends, family or business associates with a gift that MOM links to those in need! With donation amounts that start as low as $10, you can share the meaning of giving with everyone on your list.
When it’s cold outside, mittens, hats, and other warm winter items are much needed. Dig through your boxes for gently used items and make warm hands your gift to your community this holiday season.
Made by area volunteers, ReMitts are made from recycled sweaters and soft fleece. 100% of the proceeds go to area Food Pantries. You can purchase ReMitts in support of MOM at the Bruce Company, and many westside Barriques locations.
For more information and a full list of locations, visit their facebook page.
Donate a Baking Kit
Baking Supply Kits could include:
- baking powder
- baking soda
- cinnamon, cloves, or other spices
- baking sheets
- measuring cups
- hot pads
- holiday cookie cutters
- cookie decorations
You can bring your kits to the Distribution Center during their regular business hours.
Donate a Clothing KitPut all NEW items (of the same size - child and adult kits needed!) in a cloth bag or wrap them with a ribbon. Some ideas include:
- bra/underwear pairs
- men's boxers or briefs
- shirt and tie for men
- robe, etc.
Donate Holiday Decorations
Have a box of ornaments you no longer use? Lights that have been traded out for a new color? Wrapping paper that you've traded out for this year's new pattern?
Donate these items to families who could use them to add extra cheer to their holidays. Items will be distributed through the Clothing Center.
Buy a MOM Ornament
MOM ornaments will be for sale throughout the holiday season to help area neighbors in need. Ornaments are only $10 and proceeds will directly prevent homelessness and end hunger in our community.
Ornaments will be for sale in the MOM office through December as well as at Holiday Art Fair in the MOM Distribution Center on December 3rd & 4th.
The United Way of Dane County Community Volunteer Awards takes the opportunity to highlight the enormous benefits volunteers bring to our community. Leading by example, the nominees and award recipients encourage everyone to engage in their community through volunteerism.
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