Wednesday, 8 a.m. We wanted to send a very heartfelt thank you to our community. Our #GivingTuesday total is an astounding $45,518! Thank you! Because of your generosity, more families and kids in our community will have access to the nutritious food they need to be successful and will be able to stay in their homes. We will be able to remove the barriers of hunger and homelessness to keep the future #limitlessforkids. This also shows that when we all work together our ability to make an impact is limitless.
Tuesday, 10 p.m. We can’t wait to share our this update with you! We’re at $42,092 now! Amazing! We’re above and beyond our goal. It’s not too late to join our efforts! Together, our ability to make an impact is limitless. We’ll announce a final total in the morning.
Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wow! Look what we accomplished together! We raised enough to unlock our $2000 double challenge grant from Tim and Lisa Carey and Terry and Bob Smith. Our total is $38,663. That means Noah’s Day is complete. Thank you! #GivingTuesday isn’t quite over yet though. There’s still time for us to STRETCH to help just a few more families and kids in our community. Can you help?
Tuesday, 4 p.m., We’re excited to announce that we are ahead of schedule again! We have raised $1000 more, which means we can unlock the $1000 challenge grant from Mary and Steve Holzhauer. This brings our total to $33,868. It’s 10 p.m. in Noah’s Day. Noah is safe and warm in his bed in stable housing again. We’ve got two more hours to go to get him through his day. We can do it!
Tuesday, 2:30 p.m. Thanks to your generosity, we did it again! We raised $3,436 to meet our challenge and unlock the $2,500 challenge grant from Nissa and Kevin Judd. That brings our total to $31,868. Noah’s Day has reached 9 p.m. That means he has eaten dinner with his family and is getting ready for bed. Did you know that 17% of kids right here in Dane County have insufficient or uncertain access to the food they need? We're getting close to our goal now! We can unlock a $1000 challenge grant from Mary and Steve Holzhauer if we can raise $1000 by 5 p.m.
Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. We did it - ahead of schedule! Thank you! We raised $2508 to unlock our $2500 challenge grant from the Mulcahy Family. This brings our total to $25,432. That means that Noah's Day has reached 4 p.m. He has gotten through his school day including science, gym and band with the nutrition and housing stability necessary to focus and be successful. To keep our momentum up, we are announcing our next challenge grant. If we can raise $2000 more by 2:30, we can unlock a $2500 challenge grant for Nissa and Kevin Judd. Noah is now at home. Let's help him complete his homework. Without healthy food, kids have limited concentration and impaired school performances. Together, we can keep the future #limitlessforkids.
Tuesday, 8 a.m., It's officially #GivingTuesday and we are off to a great start. Our challenge was to raise another $1000 last night to unlock a $1000 challenge grant from Brian and Julie Hornung. In fact, we raised $3,818! Thank you!! After unlocking the challenge grant, our total is now $19,424. Noah's Day has reached noon. He is at recess - which requires lots of energy, which means healthy food is essential! That's why we are announcing our next challenge grant. The Mulcahy Family has given us a gift of $1000—and given us challenge! If we can raise $2500 more by noon, they will give another $2500, bringing their giving total to $3500. This is $500 for each of their seven grandchildren! Feel inspired? Make a gift of any size—and then encourage others to do the same by sharing on social media that you gave and why. Let's keep Noah going strong throughout his afternoon.
Monday, 6:30 p.m. Thanks to your generosity, we met our challenge and unlocked a $1000 challenge grant from the Klump Family. That brings our total $14,605. Look at Noah’s Day! It’s 10 a.m. and we’ve helped him get through math! And we’re ready to announce our last challenge for tonight. We can unlock a $1000 challenge grant from Brian and Julie Hornung if we raise another $1000 by the end of the night. You can prevent hunger and homelessness from limiting the future for children when you give tonight or tomorrow (Dec 3rd).
Monday, 4:30 p.m. Wow! We reached $11,175 which means we could unlock a $1000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor, bringing our total to $12,175. Because of your generosity, Noah’s Day has reached 8 a.m. That means he woke up, ate breakfast and arrived at school healthy and ready to learn. Did you know that kids who experience hunger miss more days of school? These children are sick more, recover slowly, and are hospitalized more frequently. Let’s not let hunger limit Noah or kids in our community. Donate now to keep Noah’s Day moving forward successfully.
Monday, 12:00 p.m., We did it! We raised over $2000 in time to unlock a $1000 challenge grant from Bob and Terry Smith. That brings our total to $6,023.75 which means we can help Noah get through another hour of his day successfully. He is still sleeping snugly in his bed, getting the rest he needs for his day. We want to keep the energy up with another challenge grant. Here’s our challenge now: If we can raise $1000 more by 3:30 p.m., we will unlock a challenge grant of $1000 from an anonymous donor—and we can help Noah get through another hour of his day. Share this on Facebook and invite your friends and family to join us to reach this next challenge - and help more families stay in their homes.
Monday, 7:00am - Are you ready? We’re so excited for #GivingTuesday that we’re launching it right now! Thanks to a generous $3,000 gift from Terry and Bob Smith, we already have the first two hours in Noah’s Day. But there’s more! Terry and Bob Smith have also provided a challenge grant. If we can raise $2000 more by 12 p.m., we unlock a challenge grant of $1,000. Join our efforts to keep the future limitless for kids by making a gift now. Then share this on your Facebook page to challenge your friends to do the same.
This #GivingTuesday, your ability to make an impact is limitless.
One in six children in Wisconsin faces hunger and over one-third of households struggle to cover basic costs like housing and health care. That’s why this holiday season, we invite you to do something that matters, something that makes a difference in the lives of people here in our community. Join MOM and people across the country on December 2 and 3, 2019 to celebrate #GivingTuesday, a global social media-driven event to raise funds to make meaningful change in our communities.
Kids need healthy food and stable housing to be successful. Research shows that when kids don’t get the nutrition they need, they have limited concentration, limited energy and limited health outcomes. Follow along right here and on our Facebook page as we try to raise $36,000 in two days to prevent hunger and homelessness from limiting the futures and dreams of kids in our community. Make a gift and then share our message with others through social media and email, challenging them to do the same.
To measure our success, we’re following Noah’s Day--as he sleeps in his warm bed in stable housing, when he eats a nutritious breakfast to be healthy and get to school ready to learn—and more! As we raise funds, we’ll help Noah get what he needs to complete his daily tasks—and we’ll add more hours to his day.
Together, we can keep the future #limitless for kids.
#GivingTuesday. Limited to limitless.
Emma has always wanted to be a scientist. To help her get ready, she always does her homework and pays close attention in class. Her school counselor says with Emma’s top grades and insatiable curiosity, her options for the future are limitless. Then Emma’s dad had his hours cut back at work. The reduced income means food is limited and Emma is sometimes hungry. Research shows that hunger leads to limited concentration and impaired school performances.
Limited Housing Stability, Limited Development. You can help remove roadblocks to kids' limitless potential.
Adriana and Sebastian were so excited when their little girl, Cadence, was born. Cadence was constantly learning, everything from how to crawl to how to say her first words. There was no doubt that her potential was limitless. Then Sebastian began experiencing some health problems and the medical bills started piling up. They fell behind on rent and soon eviction was looming. Research shows that living in unstable housing can limit a child’s life outcomes, leading to developmental delays, mental health problems and increased health risks.
Jack never sits still. His mom says he bounces off the walls with positive energy. His energy and enthusiasm are limitless. Then last month, Jack’s mom lost her job. To make money stretch as far as possible, Jack’s mom purchases the cheapest food she can find, which means that Jack doesn’t always get healthy, but more expensive foods. Research shows that when kids don’t get the nutrition they need, their energy and growth can become limited.
Janice has always made friends easily. A naturally fun, social person, spending time with friends is an important part of her life. Lately, Janice doesn’t feel comfortable driving in the winter when there’s snow on the ground. Her ability to get out and meet up with friends or even complete necessary errands like picking up medication is limited and she spends much more time at home by herself. Research shows that isolation for older adults can cause serious impacts on both mental and physical health.
Ethan loves playing soccer. He plays on the high school freshmen team and has big hopes of playing on the varsity team some day. Ethan’s dreams are limitless. Then a couple of months ago, Ethan’s aunt and her two young children moved in with Ethan’s family. Suddenly there are more people to feed but not any extra money to buy food, meaning food is often on short supply. Research shows that kids in food insecure homes get sick more often and experience higher levels of anxiety and depression.
Every day Maurice looks forward to coming home from work and playing with his two boys. When he’s with them, his happiness is limitless. Maurice’s parents, who cared for the boys while Maurice worked, recently moved, leaving Maurice to pay for childcare. On top of that, Maurice had to use all their savings to get his car repaired. He fell behind on a few bills and now the families’ electricity might get shut off. Maurice often lays awake at night wondering how to pay for everything. Research shows that constant worry about paying for basic necessities creates chronic stress, impacting overall health and happiness levels.
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.
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!
My husband, Tom, suffered from a brain tumor. While I cared for him, neighbors and friends really helped me out. MOM has those type of friends. Their staff encouraged me to reach out to them if I needed help with the lawn, household, etc. as well as if I needed to use their food bank. I was fortunate enough to be able to make it on my own, but knowing that if it got tough, I had somewhere to turn to make a definite impression on me.
I give because I both REMEMBER and SEE. I REMEMBER having both food shortage and housing instability as a child and the stress that it put on my family and me. Not always having food on the table or available to take to school is something that is not easily forgotten. I also SEE. I see aMOM doing the very things in our community that I needed as a child. I am not sure who else could pick up the slack. Whether it is providing food, clothing, or housing assistance, I see firsthand how MOM helps those in need, even in the community I now live.
I grew up in Middleton; went from Northside Elementary to Kromrey to graduating from MHS in the early 90’s. Never did I see what I thought was a homeless or near homeless student. So, when I was at a breakfast where the superintendent of MCPASD spoke of the nearly 100 homeless students in our district, I was shocked. Then, my inner Oprah took over and I knew I had to do something. I joined the MOM Board and donate my time and money so that those students in our community don’t have to worry about whether or not they will have the food they need, or clothing to wear, or, ultimately, a roof over their heads.
I have been fortunate to have volunteered for Middleton Outreach Ministry for the past 12 years. Throughout this time, I have seen the dedicated staff members work diligently to assist clients in times of stress. Providing for the basic necessities of life - food, clothing, shelter - is their primary concern. And I know from the stories, the smiles, and the "thank yous” from clients that they are achieving these goals.
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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