Wednesday, 8:45 a.m. Thank you! We just can’t say it enough. With some additional funds that came in last night and some funds from Facebook fundraisers, our grand total is $85,258.40. We can hardly believe it ourselves! That total is simply astounding. At MOM, we work hard to support people in the community who are facing challenging circumstances making sure they have food, can stay in their homes, have a warm coat for the winter and can pay their utility bills. We help kids get school supplies and provide Thanksgiving dinners for families. But all of this is only possible because of you: our generous community. We know things are hard for everyone. Thank you for reaching out and taking care of your neighbors when you have plenty to worry about yourselves. Thank you for creating a strong community.
Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. We haven’t slowed down all day--and the results are unbelievable. We raised $5,475.30 allowing us to unlock our last challenge grant of #GivingTuesday, $6000 from the Klump family and $3000 from Sharon Gilson for a total of $9000. With this challenge grant unlocked, our total is now $78,855.20. #GivingTuesday is drawing to a close, but it’s not too late yet. Be part of something incredible by donating now.
Tuesday, 6:15 p.m. The Klump Family and Sharon Gilson both generously helped with challenge grants earlier--and now they are offering us our final #GivingTuesday challenge. We have $6000 from the Klump Family and $3000 from Sharon Gilson for a total of $9000. If we can raise another $3000 by the end of the night, we can unlock this challenge. This is your last chance to triple your impact. Give now and help families maintain stability in the uncertain and challenging months ahead.
Tuesday, 5:45 p.m. We have an update to share. Are you ready for this? We raised $5701.80! That means we met our goal and unlocked the $9745 triple match from First Weber Middleton and the Camelot Drive Book Club, with support from the First Weber Foundation. That brings our total to $64,379.90. Wow! Thank you for showing your commitment to keeping our community strong at this difficult time. And - it gets even better. We have one final challenge to announce. And it’s a big one. Stay tuned.
Tuesday, 3:45 p.m., You won’t believe what we have now - a triple challenge grant! Our puzzle may be complete but our work isn’t. First Weber Middleton and the Camelot Drive Book Club, with support from the First Weber Foundation have raised an incredible $9745 as a #GivingTuesday challenge grant. Can we raise $3250 by 6 p.m. to unlock this challenge? Give now to triple your impact. Invite others to help! In this difficult year, your support is more important than ever in helping our neighbors maintain stability and keeping our community strong during difficult times.
Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. We can’t wait to share our news! We raised $7948.75 and can now unlock Terry and Bob Smith’s $5000 challenge grant. That brings our total to an amazing $43, 933.10 and makes our puzzle complete! We are so grateful for our incredible community! But wait - there’s more! We have some very exciting breaking news to share! Stay tuned for our announcement coming soon.
Tuesday, 1 p.m. We’ve got news to share! We have another double challenge to share. This one is from Terry and Bob Smith. It has a tight time frame so we’ll need your help. Can we raise $2500 by 3:30 p.m. to unlock their $5000 challenge grant?
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m. We’re on a roll! We raised 4120.95 more, which means we can unlock the $4000 double challenge, $2000 each from Richard Barker and Sharon Gilson. This brings our total to $35,984.35. Amazing! We can also see a new message in our puzzle: We can do this together. The current crisis feels overwhelming but right now we are seeing the impact we can have together. Do we have your piece yet?
Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. We have another challenge - this time a double challenge, giving you the chance to increase your impact even more. If we can raise $2000 by 12:30, we can unlock two $2000 challenge grants: one from Sharon Gilson and one from Rick Barker. Give now to make sure families and children have enough healthy food and a warm, safe place to sleep during this unique holiday season: Then invite friends and family to give also.
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. We started out strong this morning! We’ve already raised $4616. We’re unlocking the Mulcahy family’s challenge grant, bringing our total to $27,863.40, Our next puzzle block shows that MOM has served 200 households each week during the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought changes to how we serve in the community, but it hasn't stopped us! Support MOM this #GivingTuesday to help families maintain stability during this crisis.
Tuesday, 7 a.m. It’s officially #GivingTuesday! We started a day early so we’re already halfway toward our goal of raising $40,000. The Mulcahy Family made a $1000 donation--and gave us challenge! If we can raise $2500 by 10:30 a.m., we can unlock their $2500 challenge. That’s not much time - so let’s get started! Help us raise $40,000 so we can make sure kids have the healthy food they need to learn and grow.
Monday, 8:30 p.m. We met our challenge again! We raised over $2000 more, and are unlocking a double challenge grant - $1000 each from two anonymous donors. That brings us to $20,747.40. And we’ve added another block to our puzzle. This block shows the goal of #GivingTuesday: kids and families with healthy food and warm, safe homes. Follow along with us tomorrow as we continue tracking our progress toward raising $40,000.
Monday, 5:30 p.m. It’s been a busy day - but we’ve still got more to do. And fortunately, we have another challenge grant to help us do it - a double challenge! Two different anonymous donors have each provided $1000 challenge grants. If we can raise $1000 more by the end of the night tonight, we can unlock both of these challenge grants. We need every piece of the puzzle. Can you add yours?
Monday 4:45 p.m. We’ve now raised a total of $16,318.40 and can unlock Craig Keleher’s $1000 challenge grant. Thank you to those who have added your piece to our puzzle already. You can see the words on our house now. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increasing rates of homelessness across the country. MOM has given out twice as many housing grants as we did last year. Your gift today helps keep families in our community in their homes.
Monday, 3 p.m. We’re on our way to raising $40,000 to help families and children have the healthy food they need and a warm, safe place to sleep. From past years, we know that giving tends to slow down in the afternoon. So we’re announcing a challenge to help us keep up our momentum. If we can raise $1000 more by 4:30 p.m., we can unlock a $1000 challenge grant from Craig Keleher. Can you help by giving now? Invite friends and family to join our #GivingTuesday challenge too.
Monday, 1:30 p.m. We have another updated total to share! We’ve now raised $11,999.10, which means we get to unlock Brian and Julie Hornung’s $2500 challenge grant. Our grand total is now $13,911.10. The next block in our puzzle is starting to take shape. We can see the beginning of a house. Providing housing stability grants to help people in our community stay in their homes is an important part of our work here at MOM. Give now to help us see the rest of this puzzle block: https://bit.ly/3kEu958 #GivingTuesday, #CreatingCommunityTogether
Monday, 11:20 a.m. We have another challenge to announce! If we can raise another $2500 by 2 p.m., we can unlock Brian and Julie Hornung's $2500 challenge grant. Estimates show that 12% of people in Dane County will be impacted by food insecurity this year. When you support MOM, you help families and children have enough to eat in this challenging year. Make your gift go even further by giving now. https://bit.ly/3kEu958 #GivingTuesday #CreatingCommunityTogether
Monday, 10:15 a.m. We did it - ahead of schedule! We raised $5,506.85 and can unlock the $2000 challenge grant from the Klump Family. This brings our total to $9506.85. This section of our puzzle shows healthy food. Providing healthy food to our community has been at the heart of what we do here at MOM for 40 years. Help us continue to do this in the challenging months ahead by giving now.
Monday, 7 a.m. It’s here! #GivingTuesday! On a Monday! We’re so excited that we decided to start the celebration a day early. Thanks to a generous gift from the Klump Family, we already have $2,000 and can start our puzzle. We need your help to complete our puzzle by the end of the day tomorrow. Can you add your piece by giving now? https://bit.ly/3kEu958 To help us, the Klump Family has given us a challenge. If we can raise $2000 by 11 a.m., we can unlock a challenge of $2000 and add more pieces to our puzzle. We need your support to assemble our puzzle and create a strong community.
MOM is celebrating #GivingTuesday on November 30 and December 1. Join us to make a lasting impact in our community.
This #GivingTuesday, as we spend more time physically apart, the need for us to come together as a community is more important than ever. Much has changed in the past year. There has been a lot of upheaval and uncertainty. Many people are facing new and growing challenges. Even before the pandemic, one in seven children in Wisconsin struggled with hunger. The current COVID-19 emergency has brought higher unemployment rates, rising rates of food insecurity, and increased homelessness in our community and beyond.
At MOM, we believe that when we come together as a community, we can face these challenges more effectively. We have seen this happen already as many in our community have responded quickly and generously to make sure neighbors affected by COVID-19 and other recent events have enough to eat and a warm, safe place to sleep. Thank you. Read some of the stories below of how, with your help, MOM has been able to make a difference in the lives of neighbors in our community, helping restore both stability and dignity. Yet we all know, the crisis isn’t over and significant challenges remain.
This #GivingTuesday, our community faces daunting challenges. As part of our 40th anniversary celebration, our goal is to raise $40,000 to make sure families and kids have enough healthy food and have a warm, safe place to sleep. Your support can have a greater impact than ever before. Join with us to create a community strong enough to overcome the challenges ahead.
#GivingTuesday. Creating Community Together
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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