Never Hungry - #GivingTuesday
On November 28 and 29, the community came together to celebrate Giving Tuesday. Together you raised $23,830 to help keep the plates full for thousands of children in our community.
We can't thank you enough for your generosity and care.
Special thanks to:
- to the volunteers who helped make this possible: Joe Kirschling, David Geel, Dylan Jordee, and John Kuehl. Their creativity, countless hours, and expertise made this campaign heartwarming and full of hope.
- to all of the donors who gave challenge grants to help encourage giving.
*UPDATE - TUESDAY, 6:30PM* We reached our stretch goal of $18,000 and received a $2,000 challenge grant - putting the campaign over the $20,000 mark. This challenge grant was given by Brian and Julie Hornung, Kevin and Nissa Judd, and Susannah Gustafson. Thank you!
*UPDATE - TUESDAY, 3:30PM* We reached our stretch goal of $14,000, and received a $1,000 Challenge Grant from two anonymous donors.
*UPDATE - TUESDAY, 11AM* We reached our campaign goal of $10,000, thanks to your amazing support!
*UPDATE - TUESDAY, 8AM* We reached our $7,500 goal and received a $1500 Challenge Grant from two anonymous donors. Thank you!
*UPDATE - MONDAY, 1PM* We reached our $2,500 goal and received a $500 Challenge Grant from Matt and Megan Pletzer. Thank you!
Giving Tuesday is a national social-media driven campaign to raise dollars for good causes.
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.
"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.'
"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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