This winter has been one of the coldest on record across the entire state of Wisconsin. Frigid temperatures and snow have paralyzed communities. Imagine the stress of living each day knowing that there is the possibility you can’t keep your family safe and warm. Beyond the stress and discomfort of not having electricity and heat, a utility shutoff can be the start … Continue reading
Youth make a difference in our community! Co-led by MOM and the City of Middleton, youth will have the opportunity to meet new people, lend a hand, build self-esteem, and gain a better understanding of our community. Session 1: June 23-June 27 Session 2: July 7-July 11 Session 3: July 21-July 25 Session 4: August … Continue reading
The Hy-vee Westgate store on Whitney Way is partnering with MOM to help end hunger in our community by hosting a Springtime Party April 28-May 4 as a part of MOM’s Community Wide Food Drive. Their in-store events will include a Canstruction® Madison structure, as well as ways for customers to donate. Many businesses, churches, … Continue reading
THE KURT 2014 a three-event sports and music festival to benefit MOM, is set for June 13 (the day-time Golf Tournament and the evening Music Festival) and June 21 (the Soccer Marathon). During its first year, The Kurt raised $50,000 for MOM, and due to the generous support of Northwestern Mutual and The Policy Group and others, the … Continue reading
Community Wide Food Drive MOM, to support Canstruction Madison, is recruiting area groups, businesses and neighbors to sponsor food drives throughout the month of April. All food drives taking place during this Community Wide Food Drive will have their name listed in the Canstruction Madison program on May 1, 2014 and on our website prior … Continue reading
Welcome, Kurt! Kurt Hochfeld has joined the MOM team as our new Finance Manager. For 25-plus years, Kurt has served in a financial leadership role on a variety of nonprofit boards, three of the past years in the Madison, Wisconsin area.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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