I overheard a group of engaged local community members recently, discussing how to best help MOM’s Food Pantry. It’s an amazing thing to see the goodness of people, trying to determine how to make a real difference in a neighbor’s life. With so many different messages on what a Food Pantry needs most, it might … Continue reading
You want to help end hunger in your community and you’ve been eyeing up the Canstruction® Madison structures and wishing you could participate in this fun event – but don’t think you have the time to make it happen- Here is proof that anyone can join the fun! This minion, which is on display right now … Continue reading
This spring, Debbie Kutchin will close the books on her time as Middleton Outreach Ministry’s Finance Manager. After more than 13 years with the organization, Debbie has been an integral part of the organization’s growth from a small food pantry in the basement of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, handing out two bags of groceries per … Continue reading
The Cousins Subs® Make it Better Foundation recently awarded a grant to MOM to sponsor its food pantry. The program serves an average of 1,000 households in need every month.
Every year NET launches an employee-powered, extremely creative fundraiser for Middleton Outreach Ministry – NET’s Annual Holiday Food Drive Challenge. It is a testament to building fun, camaraderie and internal competitive spirit focused on creating good. Here’s a picture of what they accomplished in just one week! Getting started. Program coordinator Laura Duffield announced the four … Continue reading
There is a volunteer path for everyone who wants to prevent homelessness or end hunger in this community! In addition to our ongoing volunteer needs, MOM has special opportunities both large and small to fit your schedule – and all make a meaningful impact towards our mission. So, how do YOU want to volunteer? … Continue reading
Join the Million Pound Challenge and raise food for our community members struggling with hunger. Sign up now at princetonclub.net/mpc and select MOM to benefit! Starting January 1, for every exercise hour or every pound of weight loss, MOM will get 10 pounds of food, courtesy of the Princeton Club, other sponsors and our hunger-relief … Continue reading
Looking for a way to help end hunger in our community? There is power in numbers! Start or Join a Food Buyer’s Club, a unique and highly-effective way to address hunger in our community. The concept is easily adapted for your group (such as book clubs, scout troops, church groups, & businesses) regardless of formality, … Continue reading
A pebble tumbles down an incline, which soon becomes a jumble of many pebbles spilling downhill, and finally a deluge of dirt, pebbles and rocks in a huge cascade. Sometimes one small thing is all it takes to create the momentum.
On December 26, WTS Paradigm announced the completion of their annual food drive for Middleton Outreach Ministry. To quote Abigail Smith, the event coordinator, “It was a HUGE success!” You can see more information about the WTS donation on their company Facebook page.
MOM brings hope and security to people in need, and we need your continued support – now and into 2014. Make a final year-end donation today. Your gift is 100% tax deductible and truly makes a difference in the lives of your neighbors in need. Over the last twelve months: MOM’s assistance prevented approximately … Continue reading
Finance Manager Company: MOM (Middleton Outreach Ministry) Date Posted: December , 2013 Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) a 501(c)3 non-profit, who is working to Prevent Homelessness and End Hunger in the West Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains areas is currently looking for a Finance Manager to join our dedicated team. The Finance Manager is responsible for the … Continue reading
With the end of the year upon us, we take a minute to look back on the significant changes at MOM that you made possible in 2013. The biggest, of course, was moving from two buildings – one aging beyond its ability to be used and another in a location that was hard for people … Continue reading
Have you seen these beautiful handmade mittens around town? Perhaps you have been to The Bruce Company, or Barriques on Old Sauk Rd and in Middleton and seen them for sale and wondered if buying them really makes a difference. We interviewed Janet Tupy, one of the organizers and artists behind ReMitts to find out … Continue reading
The winter season is upon us – which means that energy useage is also on the rise. Utility costs are a big part of everyone’s budget, but especially those on limited incomes. Thanks to the wonderful people at MGE, MOM clients have new strategies to use this upcoming cold season. During a weekday in October, … Continue reading
MOM announced a new Board President, Nissa Judd, President of Affiliated Communications of Wisconsin and of Integral Building Systems. Jim Hartlieb, past president, has assumed leadership as a key committee chair with MOM. “I would like to thank Jim Hartlieb for his leadership as Board president over the last (4) years and look forward … Continue reading
MOM continues a heartwarming yet important initiative this Thanksgiving season. During three separate events, MOM will be distributing all of the goods needed to celebrate with a traditional Thanksgiving meal. On two separate Wednesdays the weeks before Thanksgiving, MOM’s Mobile Food Pantry took their truck filled with Cornish Hens, fresh produce, and thanksgiving-dinner items to Voss Haus and Segoe Terrace where … Continue reading
Winter is here and our racks of coats and bins of hats, mittens, and scarves are bare. Will you help? All kinds and sizes are needed! Linens of all kinds (sheets, blankets, towels, etc.) are all in need as well. Head to momhelps.org to find out more information on donation drop-off hours.
Thanks to two local tennis teachers – Lyle Schaefer and his daughter Kalla – and some of their friends and students, area families will have food on their tables and a stable home. In November, the two organized an “opposite handed” tennis tourney and invited people to learn this new skill while raising money for … Continue reading
Have you ever thought it might be fun to do something crazy to raise money for MOM? What about by completing a personal challenge? Or maybe you want people to donate to MOM in place of birthday gifts? Through Crowdrise, you can use the power of the internet to do all of these things. Set … Continue reading
There are many opportunities to help support our community events! Capital Brewery and Community Change recently hosted Taste of the Capital, a benefit for MOM. FCI recently hosted their 6th annual Art Show and Auction, also a benefit for MOM. Creating for Causes will be hosting a Holiday Art Fair, a portion of the proceeds … Continue reading
Colder weather is setting in, and with the falling of the leaves comes thoughts of the holidays. MOM offers several programs for families in need, and invites our community to join us in brightening the holidays for hundreds of local families. MOM’s Thanksgiving Program offers complete meals in the form of a Thanksgiving Basket … Continue reading
We are looking for some additional volunteers to help with the following at the MOM Food Pantry: Food Pantry Client Hosts – Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Open hours are 9 a.m. to 12 noon) Food Pantry Client Hosts – Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Open hours are 9 a.m. to … Continue reading
Thanks to Sophie Boorstein, nearly $3,000 was donated to help children in need in lieu of gifts for her Bat Mitzvah celebration. We’re thankful for her generous gift and are excited that Sophie is on her way to becoming an involved and thoughtful Community member and advocate for those in need. Thanks, Sophie!
There are few more beautiful gifts than those that are given using one’s unique talents. Local artist Carol Roso did just that when she donated a large collection of over fifty of her original watercolor and landscape acrylics to the FCI Art Show and Auction, to benefit MOM. Carol painted over her entire life and … Continue reading
Dear Laurie: My wife and I have owed you and MOM this note for far too long. She encouraged me with, “Make it a priority. Those people have been really good to us.” And she’s right, even though she may have understated things. My connection to and relationship with Middleton Outreach Ministry can best be described as part … Continue reading
Couldn’t attend our open house (or forgot your smart phone when you were here?) Take a virtual tour of MOM! Lobby – Welcome to MOM! Visiting our Food Pantry or Clothing Center? This is your first stop! Clothing Center - The Clothing Center annually distributes nearly $250,000 (calculated at thrift store prices) worth of clothing to … Continue reading
Middleton Outreach Ministry recently received a an additional $5,000 Lutheran Community Economic Outreach Bridge Grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation through St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Middleton. The funding was awarded to MOM based on its effectiveness in addressing basic needs of the local community such as food, clothing or shelter. This two … Continue reading
Despite preparing for the future, extended unemployment took a toll on the Gollin family. Out of a job for sometime, David and his wife DeeDee weren’t sure where to turn. Before long, they received what they call an “extensive blessing” —a referral to the Middleton Outreach Ministry from their son Noah’s teacher. Teetering on the … Continue reading