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Why I Give:  Jim Hartlieb
23 Nov

Why I Give: Jim Hartlieb

"I think about how I feel and how my kids feel (ornery, cranky, not at our best!) when they are hungry and I think, 'what if we had to live like that every day?'."

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Why I Give:  Matthew Pletzer
23 Nov

Why I Give: Matthew Pletzer

"We continue to support MOM because we have a firsthand view on the difference that our contributions make in the lives of those in need right in our own neighborhoods."

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Why I Give:  Todd Smith
16 Nov

Why I Give: Todd Smith

"As a MOM volunteer, I have seen firsthand the compassion and empathy MOM’s staff and volunteers bring to their work for clients, over 48% of whom are children."

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Why I Give:  Leslie Huber
15 Nov

Why I Give: Leslie Huber

"Her little boy walked in. He was holding an empty green bean can to his mouth, drinking the juice from the bottom of it. I asked what he was doing and she said, 'He’s hungry. That’s all the food we have left in the house.' I asked her how and when they would get more food. She looked me in the eyes and said, 'I don’t know.'

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Mary and Owen
15 Nov

Mary and Owen

Sometimes there just isn't enough to pay all of the bills, and she has to decide between shelter and food.

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Gifts of Hope Catalog
11 Nov

Gifts of Hope Catalog

An item from our Gifts of Hope gift catalog is the perfect gift for the person who has everything, or placed in the stocking of someone you love!

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ReMitts
08 Nov

ReMitts

Made by area volunteers, ReMitts are made from recycled sweaters and soft fleece. When you purchase ReMitts at area stores, 100% of the proceeds go to area Food Pantries. You can purchase ReMitts in support of MOM at Barriques in Middleton, Classens, Wolff-Kubly, and Crossroads Coffee shop in Cross Plains.

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In the News:  New York Times article on Growing Up Poor in America
08 Nov

In the News: New York Times article on Growing Up Poor in America

"Bethany and Cassidy are similar — both ebullient, friendly personalities, charming and quick to laugh. But in effect they grew up on different planets. And anybody who blames Bethany for her troubles doesn’t understand the axiom of America today: Talent is universal, but opportunity is not."

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In the News:  Children’s brains develop in relationships
01 Nov

In the News: Children’s brains develop in relationships

Children’s brains develop in relationships. The developing brain is built from the bottom up, simple skills that create the foundation for more complex connections and skills that develop later. For the brain to construct this strong foundation, babies rely on adults who are available to respond consistently.

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Stability
01 Nov

Stability

A single mother of two children, Brenda was working at a full time job with benefits when she moved into her apartment last December. But when her daycare plans fell through, she was forced to miss so much work, that she lost her job.

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