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Together we can create a community where children can be successful.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where children can be successful.

Anthony, his wife, and two kids left hard conditions in their county to move in with family here. MOM provided some services to help his family become stable. Anthony said his seven-year-old son especially loved his backpack and school supplies.

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Together we can create a community where seniors have the resources to maintain their independence.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where seniors have the resources to maintain their independence.

Recently, a senior who had used our programs called to say, "I don't know how I could have made it through the past few months without you and Middleton Outreach Ministry."

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Together we can create a community where families can maintain stability.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where families can maintain stability.

Here's a note we received from a family: I want to thank you again for everything that you have done and that MOM has done to make sure that we have a place to live and have heat and that we have food and clothing. I don't even want to imagine where we might be if it hadn't been for you all.

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Together we can create a community where everyone has enough healthy food.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where everyone has enough healthy food.

A woman shared her experience with us: I was ashamed when I walked into your office. Your manner of dealing with me and your understanding that I am looking at a huge mountain to climb medically was like a warm hug. A hug I really, really needed.

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Together we can create a community where neighbors are treated with dignity and respect.
04 Oct

Together we can create a community where neighbors are treated with dignity and respect.

A family sent this letter: I first came into contact with MOM eighteen years ago. I was in a bad place financially, mentally and emotionally. Financially, MOM helped me find housing, helped with my security deposit, provided me with food from the food pantry. But MOM helped me with something that lasted much longer.

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Why I Give: Eliza, 12-year-old sticker artist
14 Nov

Why I Give: Eliza, 12-year-old sticker artist

I am a 12-year old digital artist from Middleton, Wisconsin. I love to draw unique zentangled designs and this year I decided I could raise money for charity with my art. I drew a Wisconsin-shaped design and printed waterproof vinyl stickers with the design to sell to raise money for Middleton Outreach Ministry. I raised hundreds of dollars to donate so far and I am going to keep raising money for MOM!

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Why We Give: Hornung Family, MOM Volunteers
07 Nov

Why We Give: Hornung Family, MOM Volunteers

We have seen firsthand the positive impact that MOM has had on those in need. While life has thrown us curves (as it tends to do to all of us…), we are lucky enough to be in a position to give back to our community, in the hope that we can help make someone else's life a little better. Three generations of our family are involved with MOM.

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Why I Give: Jonathan, age 8
07 Nov

Why I Give: Jonathan, age 8

Jonathan donated $113.25, his savings from the entire year, to MOM. He said, “I want to give MOM my money this year. They know what they need so they can use my money to buy it. My money jar will be empty, but I don’t really mind if it helps people.”

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By Tricia Nolan, Board Member
07 Nov

By Tricia Nolan, Board Member

I’m a believer in the power of our local community. If we can start with helping our neighbors, with simply caring for one another, our community will be stronger. And I truly believe as we strengthen our communities, we can’t help but bridge the divides of our nation, knitting together what’s torn or broken.

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Why I Give: Mary Holzhauer, Board Member
05 Nov

Why I Give: Mary Holzhauer, Board Member

Our family has had a long tradition of giving to worthwhile charities and foundations. As the daughter of an immigrant (my dad immigrated from Yugoslavia), I know the value of communities who support their families.

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