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La Movida!
20 Dec

La Movida!

Case Manager Laurie spoke last week on La Movida about services for people in our area, along with Karen Rice (MCPASD), Sarah Shatz (Joining Forces for Families) and Rebecca Van Dam (Middleton Public Library).

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Thank you, Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation
15 Dec

Thank you, Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation

MOM is grateful to the Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation for their generous gift of $10,000 to help prevent homelessness and end hunger for our neighbors. Each year, especially in the winter, there is increased need for the free food, warm clothing, utility, rent and emergency assistance MOM provides.

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From Struggle to Strength, to Service
22 Nov

From Struggle to Strength, to Service

“As a volunteer, nothing beats walking a family through a food pantry for the first time. To me, volunteering means being the smiling face to families who are stressed. I just say, “Let’s get some food. It’s going to be alright.”

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Why I Give:  Tim Cleary
23 Nov

Why I Give: Tim Cleary

"Being a lifelong resident of this area, the miracles and efficiency by which MOM has been able to have an amazing impact on so many people, so many families, so many children, and so many other people needing assistance- it has been extremely humbling to bear witness to, and I doubt the significance of the miracles that happen at MOM are known by as many people as should know."

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Why I Give:  Kary Beck
23 Nov

Why I Give: Kary Beck

"This family was struggling to have food on the table, keep a roof over their heads, pay bills to stay warm. They were good people in a bad place. "

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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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