Thanks to Half-Pint Resale for directing us toward this post on the Connecting Neighbors for Good blog about the MOM’s (Middleton Outreach Ministry) Sharing Christmas program.
“Through MOM’s Sharing Christmas program, families, seniors, and individuals fill out a wish list. Donors purchase gifts for the family (spending approximately $50 per person) and either arrange to drop the wrapped gifts at the family or individual’s home, or to drop them off at the MOM office to be picked-up.
This year, the number of families asking for help has again increased. We’ve already served 320 families, with another 80 still to be matched, and still another 50 on our waiting list.
We have big families, small families, seniors, individuals, teenagers, small children, adults … all hoping for a wrapped gift, something to make the holiday bright.
So grab your co-workers, your friends, your youth group, your family, and make this season bright for another person, another senior, another family in need. You’ll get just as much out of the giving as they will get in the receiving.
Act today! Christmas is just around the corner. For more information, check out our website and read the FAQ. You can also register online, or email our coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Aren’t a fan of shopping? Your financial gift will be used to purchase gifts for someone on our list.”
Middleton Outreach Ministry “is a local organization providing social service relief programs to residents of Middleton and West Madison, including a food pantry serving over 300 families each month, a clothing closet, financial aid for housing and utility assistance, a variety of seasonally-based community initiatives, and a Project for Older People (POP) program focused on enhancing the independence of local seniors. These programs are supported by community stakeholders with annual cash and in-kind contributions of over $1.2 million and volunteers providing over 15,000 annual hours of service.”