MOM is celebrating #GivingTuesday on November 30 and December 1. Join us to make a lasting impact in our community.
This #GivingTuesday, as we spend more time physically apart, the need for us to come together as a community is more important than ever. Much has changed in the past year. There has been a lot of upheaval and uncertainty. Many people are facing new and growing challenges. Even before the pandemic, one in seven children in Wisconsin struggled with hunger. The current COVID-19 emergency has brought higher unemployment rates, rising rates of food insecurity, and increased homelessness in our community and beyond.
At MOM, we believe that when we come together as a community, we can face these challenges more effectively. We have seen this happen already as many in our community have responded quickly and generously to make sure neighbors affected by COVID-19 and other recent events have enough to eat and a warm, safe place to sleep. Thank you. Read some of the stories below of how, with your help, MOM has been able to make a difference in the lives of neighbors in our community, helping restore both stability and dignity. Yet we all know, the crisis isn’t over and significant challenges remain.
This #GivingTuesday, our community faces daunting challenges. As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, our goal is to raise $40,000 to make sure families and kids have enough healthy food and have a warm, safe place to sleep. Your support can have a greater impact than ever before. Join with us to create a community strong enough to overcome the challenges ahead.
#GivingTuesday. Creating Community Together
A family sent this letter: I first came into contact with MOM eighteen years ago. I was in a bad place financially, mentally and emotionally. Financially, MOM helped me find housing, helped with my security deposit, provided me with food from the food pantry. But MOM helped me with something that lasted much longer.
A woman shared her experience with us: I was ashamed when I walked into your office. Your manner of dealing with me and your understanding that I am looking at a huge mountain to climb medically was like a warm hug. A hug I really, really needed.
Here's a note we received from a family: I want to thank you again for everything that you have done and that MOM has done to make sure that we have a place to live and have heat and that we have food and clothing. I don't even want to imagine where we might be if it hadn't been for you all.
Anthony, his wife, and two kids left hard conditions in their county to move in with family here. MOM provided some services to help his family become stable. Anthony said his seven-year-old son especially loved his backpack and school supplies.
Recently, a senior who had used our programs called to say, "I don't know how I could have made it through the past few months without you and Middleton Outreach Ministry."
Craig Keleher believes every child deserves a chance to be successful. He says, “There are many reasons why I support MOM, but the heartbreaking thought that there are hungry children in our community who don’t know where their next meal will come from is really the only one I need.”
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