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Tuesday, 10:05 p.m. - Our #GivingTuesday total has grown to an incredible $69,215 thanks to your generosity. And it means our pumpkin is growing even larger! Do you still want to see the Great Pumpkin? Can you help us exceed our #GivingTuesday goal even more and grow our pumpkin even bigger? #TogetherWeThrive

Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. - AMAZING! We just passed our $60,000 #GivingTuesday goal and have reached a total of $65,510! We raised more than $5,000 since 5 p.m. to unlock the $2,500 challenge from Brian & Julie Hornung. Thank you for coming together to build stability for our neighbors! Our garden now has ripe tomatoes and a small pumpkin. But that pumpkin could be GREAT… give today to support our food security and housing stability programs and see what happens next in the garden. 

Tuesday, 5:10 p.m. - It’s time for our last challenge gift of #GivingTuesday! If we can raise another $2,500 by 9 p.m., we’ll unlock a $2,500 gift from Brian & Julie Hornung. We have some vegetables to harvest, but the rest of our garden hasn’t reached its full potential. We need to see a pumpkin! Help us get to our #GivingTuesday goal of raising $60,000 by the end of today by giving now. #TogetherWeThrive

Tuesday, 5 p.m. - You helped us reach $5,000 this afternoon to unlock our $5000 challenge gift from Bob Smith and Terry Hankes-Smith. Our corn and carrots are ready to harvest and we have enough lettuce for a salad, too! Access to nutritious food is just one part of building stability. MOM gave out over 270 Housing Stability grants last year to help keep families in their homes. We are on pace to double that number this year. #TogetherWeThrive on #GivingTuesday. Help us reach $60,000.

Tuesday, 4 p.m. - We still need to raise $2,000 more by 5 p.m. to unlock a $5,000 challenge gift from Bob Smith and Terry Hankes-Smith. About half of the neighbors served by our Housing Stability grants are children. Your gift on #GivingTuesday makes a difference for children in our community so #TogetherWeThrive

Tuesday, 3:15 - This #GivingTuesday, we’re building a community where #TogetherWeThrive by raising $60,000. Terri's life was in a downward spiral financially after the loss of her husband. Everything changed after she connected with MOM. She received support from our housing assistance program and used our food pantry and clothing center. After a few months, she was on more secure financial footing and able to pay her rent on her own. “I’ve never met genuinely nice people until I moved here,” she says. Give now to help others like Terri.

Tuesday, 2:08 p.m. - We have a “5 by 5” challenge this afternoon – if we can raise another $5,000 by 5 p.m., we can unlock a $5,000 gift from Bob Smith and Terry Hankes-Smith. Research shows that stable housing and healthy food are necessary for children to learn effectively. When you give on #GivingTuesday, you are helping ensure that #TogetherWeThrive

Tuesday, 1:52 p.m. - We’re on a roll now! We just unlocked our anonymous $5,000 challenge gift with the $5,395 we’ve raised since noon. That brings our total to $47,510! Our carrot is growing larger, and now the sun is out, too! MOM helped more than 100 households keep the lights on last year. Your gift can help more families in the year to come. Help us reach our $60,000 #GivingTuesday goal today. Give now. #TogetherWeThrive

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m. - We’ve got another challenge! We’ll unlock a $5,000 gift from another anonymous donor if we can raise $5,000 by 2 p.m. At MOM, we’ve seen the number of people accessing our food pantry continue to rise, part of a larger trend in Dane County. Your support will help us meet the need and build stability in our community. #GivingTuesday #TogetherWeThrive

Tuesday, 12 p.m. - Thank you! We raised another $5,100 to unlock the $5,000 challenge gift from our generous anonymous donor. That brings our total to $37,115 – our corn is getting taller and the lettuce is starting to grow. We’re more than halfway to our $60,000 #GivingTuesday goal! Let’s keep this garden growing together! Please give now to support stability for neighbors in our community. 

Tuesday, 10:10 a.m. -  
It takes all of us to build stability in our community. Jack Halloran learned that by volunteering to help with MOM’s Back to School Program. This year, the program served 569 students, from 4K to college. This #GivingTuesday join Jack in making sure that #TogetherWeThrive. We’re still $3,000 from unlocking a $5,000 challenge gift from an anonymous donor. Donate now.

Tuesday, 9:40 a.m. - It’s time for our next challenge! If we can raise another $5,000 by noon we can unlock another $5,000 toward our $60,000 goal for #GivingTuesday thanks to an anonymous donor. Did you know MOM gave out over $230,000 in Housing Stability Grants last year and we are on track to provide twice that amount this year?  Give now and help families stay warm and safe in their homes.

Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - We did it! We raised $5,050 so far this morning and unlocked the challenge gift from the Klump family ahead of schedule. That brings our new total to $27,015. Thank you! Our tomatoes are flowering and the garden is continuing to grow. 

Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - We’ve raised $3,000 so far this morning, but need $2,000 more to unlock a challenge gift from the Klump family.

Tuesday, 7 a.m. - We are starting off #GivingTuesday morning with a challenge from the Klump Family. If we raise $5,000 by 10 a.m., we’ll unlock their $5,000 challenge gift. We got a great start yesterday, but we need your help to get to $60,000 and grow our garden so that everyone in our community can thrive.

Monday, 9 p.m. - Wow! We met our final Monday challenge. We raised $2,775 more, enabling us to unlock a $1,000 gift from our anonymous donor, bringing our total to $16,965. We’re starting to see both our corn and carrots grow and the garden is really taking shape! Did you know that preventing homelessness is part of our mission at MOM? The amount of housing assistance we provide has doubled in the first six months of this year. We’ve still got a long way to go - so watch for our next challenge gift tomorrow morning.#GivingTuesday #TogetherWeThrive

Monday, 8 p.m. - The demand on food pantries across Dane County is rising and the amount of food and donations coming in is not keeping up with the need. #GivingTuesday officially starts tomorrow, but you can help build food security today with your donation. 

Monday, 7 p.m. - We still have a ways to go to raise $1,000 and unlock our challenge gift from an anonymous donor. MOM Board Member Amy Racki describes why she supports MOM, “With elementary and middle school-aged children, we have seen the impact MOM has in the community, serving many families within our neighborhood and school district.” Join her so that #TogetherWeThrive on #GivingTuesday. Read her story:

Monday, 6 p.m. - Akilah was living on a tight budget with dreams for a better future when a car accident left her injured and without a way to get to work. Lost wages and medical bills sabotaged her finances. In the months after Akilah first reached out to MOM, she set personalized goals with her case manager to increase her work hours to a full-time position, pay off her debt and save money. Support from her community means she can dream for her son’s future #GivingTuesday #TogetherWeThrive

Monday, 4:30 p.m. - Our next challenge comes from an anonymous donor – we can unlock this $1,000 gift if we raise another $1,000 by 9 p.m. Let’s water our garden and make it grow! Give now  #GivingTuesday #TogetherWeThrive

Monday, 4 p.m. - We’ve met the $1,000 challenge to unlock the gift from  Jill Bradshaw and Board Member Todd Smith, joined by fellow Board Member Tricia Nolan. We’ve reached $13,190 and now our pumpkin is starting to flower! If we keep going, we can turn it into a delicious pie. Did you know our food pantry provided 10,000 Thanksgiving meals this year? Give now to make sure kids can access nutritious food. #GivingTuesday #TogetherWeThrive

Monday, 2:20 p.m. -  Are you ready for our next challenge gift? This one comes from Jill Bradshaw and Board Member Todd Smith, joined by fellow Board Member Tricia Nolan. If we can raise $1,000 by 4 p.m., we can unlock their $1,000 challenge gift and keep our garden growing. Did you know 1 in 5 kids in Dane County don't have reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food? Give now and build a stronger community by helping us end hunger. #GivingTuesday #TogetherWeThrive

Monday, 1:30 p.m. - We did it - ahead of schedule! We’ve raised $4,650 - which means we can unlock the $2,000 challenge gift from Richard Barker. This brings our total to $11,910. Our tomatoes are really getting going now, too! Did you know MOM’s Food Pantry offers fresh produce five days a week? Help us continue to do this by giving today. Keep watching for more challenge gifts later today. #GivingTuesday#TogetherWeThrive

Monday, 11:30 a.m. -  Let’s keep this going as we try to raise $60,000 on #GivingTuesday! If we can raise another $4,000 by 2 p.m., we’ll unlock a $2,000 challenge gift from Rick Barker. #TogetherWeThrive

Monday, 11:13 a.m. - WOW! We’re up to $2,760 and we’ve unlocked the $2,500 challenge gift from the Mulcahys, which brings us to $5,260. Look at how our pumpkin seeds are starting to sprout! Having enough nutritious food is essential for children and adults to thrive. Right now, MOM is providing more than 65,000 meals each month to neighbors in our community#GivingTuesday #TogetherWeThrive Give now and help us reach our goal. 

Monday, 9:45 a.m. - #Giving Tuesday is underway and we’ve raised $1,710 already. We need to raise just over $790 more to unlock a $2,500 challenge gift. Give now and help us reach our goal.  

Monday, 7:30 a.m. -  The Mulcahy Family has given us a challenge!  If we can raise $2,500 by 11 a.m., we can unlock their $2,500 challenge gift. Invite your friends and family to join our online celebration and help water our garden. We can build a community where our neighbors have what they need to build stability in their lives. #TogetherWeThrive 
Give 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. Here, you can see our empty garden plot. Together we can create stability in our community by helping our garden grow. To do this, we need to raise $60,000 by the end of the day tomorrow. Donate now #TogetherWeThrive


We are excited to come together as a community on November 28 and 29 to celebrate Giving Tuesday again this year. We invite you to join a global movement to act, build stability and help our community thrive. Follow along on our social media and donate to help us “grow our garden” and reach our goal of $60,000.

Demand for our services is going up as people across Dane County deal with rising rents and food prices at their highest levels in a decade. With your support, we can make sure more of our neighbors have access to nutritious food and stable housing through our food pantry and housing assistance programs.

This #GivingTuesday, please join with us to build stability for our community, because #TogetherWeThrive.

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