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ReMitts
27 Oct

ReMitts

Made by area volunteers, ReMitts are made from recycled sweaters and soft fleece. When you purchase ReMitts at area stores, 100% of the proceeds go to area Food Pantries. You can purchase ReMitts at the virtual Holiday Art Fair.

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We stand united against any form of racism.
03 Jun

We stand united against any form of racism.

We condemn the recent unjust killing of George Floyd and the unacceptable long list of Black people who were killed before him. The murder of George Floyd highlights the urgency and necessity of the work we've started in line with our values of social justice and racial equity.

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Free books for kids! / ¡Libros gratis para niños!
19 Jun

Free books for kids! / ¡Libros gratis para niños!

We are partnering with the Middleton Public Library and the Madison Reading Project to get free books to children this summer!

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Understanding Food Justice
10 Nov

Understanding Food Justice

The crux of food justice is the right to community control over and access to affordable, fresh, culturally relevant foods that people want to eat – especially for low-income and communities of color with the least access. Across all of our work, we challenge ourselves to use an anti-oppression lens to build more equitable systems and healthier communities.

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Community Update - June 2020
27 May

Community Update - June 2020

What an extraordinary few months it has been! At MOM, we are doing our best to track the need and respond in the safest way we can for the overall, long-term health of our community. Learn about ongoing changes to our programs and how you can assist!

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Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Seniors Program
24 Apr

Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Seniors Program

In 1984, Oakwood Lutheran Church approached MOM and asked for assistance in determining the needs of seniors in our community.The result was the formation of The Project for Older People, known as POP. In 2010, the name of the program changed to Seniors Program. Yet through the years, the goals have stayed the same.

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Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Clothing Center
24 Apr

Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Clothing Center

Truly a community program, the Clothing Center grew from the idea of a dedicated volunteer in 1999. Throughout twenty years of moves and changes, the Clothing Center has remained a completely volunteer-staffed enterprise while expanding to serve more people. Last year alone, the Clothing Center distributed 127,000 pounds of clothing.

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Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Food Pantry
24 Apr

Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Food Pantry

Thanks to the support of the community, the Food Pantry has grown and adapted to meet the needs of people in our community and reflect current best practices. We have gone from distributing 34,000 pounds in 1990 to 1.3 million pounds in 2019.

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Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Seasonal Programs
24 Apr

Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Seasonal Programs

MOM has a variety of seasonal programs designed to help families with specific needs during certain times of the year. Made possible through the time and generosity of volunteers and donors, these programs demonstrate the community’s involvement in MOM’s work.

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Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Stable Housing Program
24 Apr

Creating Stability Then and Now: MOM's Stable Housing Program

From the beginning, MOM has worked to create housing stability and prevent homelessness, utilizing a variety of programs to address the housing needs of people in our community. Those efforts continue to today. MOM gave out 516 grants last year as part of our Stable Housing Program which now includes rent assistance, Good Samaritan funds and utility assistance.

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