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Why I Support: Dana Monogue, Board Member
04 Nov

Why I Support: Dana Monogue, Board Member

Dana Monogue has found that the work at MOM parallels her work as the superintendent of the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District - creating a system within which every single person - children and adults alike - thrive.

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Why I Support: Craig Keleher, Board Member
29 Oct

Why I Support: Craig Keleher, Board Member

Craig Keleher believes every child deserves a chance to be successful. He says, “There are many reasons why I support MOM, but the heartbreaking thought that there are hungry children in our community who don’t know where their next meal will come from is really the only one I need.”

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Why I Support: Steve Hathaway, Volunteer
29 Oct

Why I Support: Steve Hathaway, Volunteer

Steve Hathaway has been volunteering in our food pantry for 10 years. Steve says, “I cannot tell you how many times each week that I hear words of thanks from the clients we serve. It really makes your heart feel good.”

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Why I Support: Peggy Holley, Volunteer
29 Oct

Why I Support: Peggy Holley, Volunteer

Peggy Holley's favorite part of volunteering is interacting with clients and developing personal relationships. Peggy says, “I feel I'm part of something that is making a huge difference in the lives of many.”

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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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Why I Give: Jackie Kalal, MOM Volunteer
05 Nov

Why I Give: Jackie Kalal, MOM Volunteer

I enjoy every minute of the time I volunteer at MOM. The staff and other volunteers are caring and compassionate people eager to help MOM’s clients as well as each other. I have been very impressed with how much MOM does for its clients and the understanding and respect they show to all of them. MOM’s dedication to improving the lives of its community members in need is the reason I chose to volunteer at MOM and will continue to do so.

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