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Why I Give: Eliza, 12-year-old sticker artist
14 Nov

Why I Give: Eliza, 12-year-old sticker artist

I am a 12-year old digital artist from Middleton, Wisconsin. She I love to draw unique zentangled designs and this year I decided I could raise money for charity with my art. I drew a Wisconsin-shaped design and printed waterproof vinyl stickers with the design to sell to raise money for Middleton Outreach Ministry. I raised hundreds of dollars to donate so far and I am going to keep raising money for MOM!

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MOM Signs On to a Declaration: Racism is a Public Health Crisis
10 Nov

MOM Signs On to a Declaration: Racism is a Public Health Crisis

In May 2018, the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) passed a resolution declaring that racism is a public health crisis in Wisconsin and committed to taking action. MOM is one of the organizations that has signed on to support this declaration.

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Congratulations to Adams Outdoor Advertising Wisconsin: a National Philanthropy Day Award Winner!
10 Nov

Congratulations to Adams Outdoor Advertising Wisconsin: a National Philanthropy Day Award Winner!

MOM, along with Journey Mental Health, nominated Adams Outdoor Advertising Wisconsin for a National Philanthropy Day award. We were so excited that they were chosen as the philanthropic small business of the year. They were recognized at the National Philanthropy Day awards at the Overture Center on November 8, 2019. Individuals, businesses and organizations were chosen based on showing commitment and passion to strengthening our community and making it a better place to live for everyone.

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Understanding Food Justice
10 Nov

Understanding Food Justice

The crux of food justice is the right to community control over and access to affordable, fresh, culturally relevant foods that people want to eat – especially for low-income and communities of color with the least access. Across all of our work, we challenge ourselves to use an anti-oppression lens to build more equitable systems and healthier communities.

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First Business Bank Donates $8000 to MOM after Golf Invitational
10 Nov

First Business Bank Donates $8000 to MOM after Golf Invitational

We are so honored to receive this donation of $8,000 from First Business, thanks to the extraordinary golfing efforts of John and Jonny Maasch of Veridian Homes in the First Business Bank Charity Golf Invitational.

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Why We Give: Hornung Family, MOM Volunteers
07 Nov

Why We Give: Hornung Family, MOM Volunteers

We have seen firsthand the positive impact that MOM has had on those in need. While life has thrown us curves (as it tends to do to all of us…), we are lucky enough to be in a position to give back to our community, in the hope that we can help make someone else's life a little better. Three generations of our family are involved with MOM.

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Why I Give: Jonathan, age 8
07 Nov

Why I Give: Jonathan, age 8

Jonathan donated $113.25, his savings from the entire year, to MOM. He said, “I want to give MOM my money this year. They know what they need so they can use my money to buy it. My money jar will be empty, but I don’t really mind if it helps people.”

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Why I Give: Mary Holzhauer, Board Member
05 Nov

Why I Give: Mary Holzhauer, Board Member

Our family has had a long tradition of giving to worthwhile charities and foundations. As the daughter of an immigrant (my dad immigrated from Yugoslavia), I know the value of communities who support their families.

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Why I Give: Jackie Kalal, MOM Volunteer
05 Nov

Why I Give: Jackie Kalal, MOM Volunteer

I enjoy every minute of the time I volunteer at MOM. The staff and other volunteers are caring and compassionate people eager to help MOM’s clients as well as each other. I have been very impressed with how much MOM does for its clients and the understanding and respect they show to all of them. MOM’s dedication to improving the lives of its community members in need is the reason I chose to volunteer at MOM and will continue to do so.

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Why I Give: Char Lodl, Volunteer
05 Nov

Why I Give: Char Lodl, Volunteer

My husband, Tom, suffered from a brain tumor. While I cared for him, neighbors and friends really helped me out. MOM has those type of friends. Their staff encouraged me to reach out to them if I needed help with the lawn, household, etc. as well as if I needed to use their food bank. I was fortunate enough to be able to make it on my own, but knowing that if it got tough, I had somewhere to turn to make a definite impression on me.

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