You are making a difference in the lives of children.
FACT: Hunger and the threat of homelessness affect all aspects of a child’s life. Research demonstrates that adverse experiences early in life can have lifelong, negative consequences for physical and mental health and well-being. Economic stability is one of the most important determinants of a child’s well-being and growing up in an unstable environment associated with poverty, hunger and homelessness, can lead to a future of school failure, unemployment, incarceration, and the continued generational cycle of fragile families.
FACT: You are their safety net. The time, talent and resources you, as volunteers and donors, provide to MOM are working hard to strengthen families, help children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. Because of your generosity, 51,000 individuals received services through MOM’s Food Pantry or food programs last year and, 41% were children. MOM’s efforts to prevent homelessness helped more than 500 families say in their homes thanks to professional case management and programs designed to bridge financial challenges and provide care and hope.
FACT: James and his wife are both disabled, living on fixed incomes. They have one child still at home, a grandchild living with them and also James’ elderly parents, who require full-time care. Their rented house has high utility bills, and making ends meet is a challenge. In addition to receiving food and clothing from MOM, the family relies on MOM’s annual utility assistance of $150. Sometimes that relatively small amount means all the difference between staying afloat and falling into catastrophe.
“I cannot tell you how grateful I am for this program. Sometimes you feel that you are alone, but MOM lets you know that you are not. I hope you never end this wonderful program.”
FACT: A contribution of $150 will bring the gift of warmth, light and comfort. A gift of any amount is an investment in our families, our children and our future. Your gift is about so much more than meeting day-to-day needs. It’s about giving families—individuals, parents and kids— the support they need to make it through today and live with hope for the future.
Please give as generously as you can. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.