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Former MOM Employee Makes a Difference in Her Community

Former MOM Employee Makes a Difference in Her Community
January 31, 2018 VolunteersMOM News

We are excited to share that MOM has nominated Maureen Berghoefer, retired MOM Seniors Program Manager, for the Cross Plains Outstanding Citizen/Volunteer of the Year. Through her work with MOM and other organizations, Maureen is an example of how one person can make a significant difference in their community.

In almost everything she does, Maureen puts the Cross Plains community in the forefront. Maureen did this during her 7 years as the MOM Seniors Program Manager (retiring in the fall of 2016), and as an active member at St. Martin’s Church and at the Life Foundation. 

To benefit MOM, Maureen actively participated in the Undie Sunday collection of undergarments through St. Martin’s Church to benefit the MOM Clothing Center.  She was a part of the Backpack Drive collection of school supplies for children in Cross Plains in need and helped collect food for both the MOM Food Pantry and Heights Unlimited Food Pantries. Maureen also participated in Plant A Row Garden, supplying fresh produce from the St. Martin’s garden for these food pantries from spring through fall.

Maureen brought the Feed Our Children program to Park School in Cross Plains this year through her church, St. Martin's. This program, focused on children receiving free or reduced lunch, provides food backpacks to kids on Friday afternoons so they have nutritious food during the weekends. They currently serve 16 kids.   Maureen also started the Giving Tree program, which fulfills Christmas wishes for people in need (financial or emotional), 30 years ago—and continues to facilitate it.  Maureen works with several organizations to ensure these families in need receive continued help beyond the Christmas season.

Maureen has volunteered in numerous other Cross Plains and Madison area organizations and efforts as well.  Thanks to Maureen for making our community a better place for everyone!

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