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Claire Shaffer: Long-time MOM Volunteer
02 Sep

Claire Shaffer: Long-time MOM Volunteer

Claire Shaffer has been volunteering at MOM for decades - since the organization had a space at St. Luke's Church. Although lots has changed in those years, Claire's dedication has remained constant. She explains, "We serve because we really love MOM. We feel good about being here."

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Vina Yang: MOM Volunteer for 25 Years!
02 Sep

Vina Yang: MOM Volunteer for 25 Years!

Vina Yang is one of those who remember MOM in its early days. She’s been volunteering in our food pantry for more than 25 years. Vina share her experiences as one of the longest-running volunteers in our organization’s history.

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Future Foam Makes an Impact in Our Community
14 Mar

Future Foam Makes an Impact in Our Community

In 2014, a manager from Future Foam, a producer of high-quality materials for homes ranging from premium carpet cushions to mattress toppers and pillows, met with MOM staff and explained that the leadership of Future Foam wanted to promote volunteerism among its workforce and was anxious to get involved in volunteering at MOM. Since that meeting, Future Foam has demonstrated this commitment by being a consistent supporter of MOM.

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Volunteer Highlight: Gail Krc
14 Mar

Volunteer Highlight: Gail Krc

Gail Krc has volunteered regularly at MOM since 2011, accumulating an amazing 1,700 volunteer hours in that time. As a volunteer, Gail has filled a number of different roles. In fact, here at MOM, we think there’s nothing she can’t do!

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Former MOM Employee Makes a Difference in Her Community
31 Jan

Former MOM Employee Makes a Difference in Her Community

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.

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Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies
10 Jan

Jacqui’s Garden: Fighting Hunger with Garden-Fresh Veggies

In January, the very coldest part of winter, it’s hard to think of a time when the sun will shine and new plants—including garden veggies —will grow. But that’s a time Jacqui Sakowski, a retired small business owner, looks forward to all year round. What might be most unique about Jacqui’s gardening is what she does with what its produces: Jacqui donates it to local food pantries like MOM.

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Jacqui's Garden Journal:  A Break from the Heat
12 Jan

Jacqui's Garden Journal: A Break from the Heat

In this entry in her garden journal dated June 12, Jacqui Sakowski shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry. After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger.

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Jacqui's Garden Journal: Tomatoes and Basil Planted
11 Jan

Jacqui's Garden Journal: Tomatoes and Basil Planted

In this entry in her garden journal dated May 27, Jacqui Sakowski shares some experiences growing fresh veggies for MOM's food pantry. After retiring as a small business owner, Jacqui dived into gardening, a passion she developed when she moved to the Midwest from England years ago. Recognizing she could grow more than she could ever eat, Jacqui decided to garden with a new purpose: to provide fresh vegetables to those who struggled with hunger.

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Standard Imaging Volunteers Make a Difference
09 Jan

Standard Imaging Volunteers Make a Difference

For any business, time is money. So imagine a business finding the time to allow an employee to be out of the office one afternoon each week, all year round. Standard Imaging has done just that every week for the past 382 weeks—since September of 2010. They have accumulated hundreds of hours of volunteer service. A commitment like this demonstrates to us at MOM that Standard Imaging has a work culture of volunteering and that making an impact for good in their community is one of their priorities.

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Mission:  Possible
23 Dec

Mission: Possible

Our families and individuals are up against what can seem like insurmountable odds. They will bring with them incredible courage and resilience, and we will be here to offer the help and hope needed to help them get through tough times. MOM has the privilege to distribute hope in times of darkness and in times of joy.

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