Announcements

SAVE THE DATE

Christmas in July, 2019 is scheduled for Friday, July 12th, 6-10p at the Westerville Jaycee Pool. Watch for more details in the near future...

HOLIDAY BLESSINGS CONTINUES!! Happy Easter to all of our families and MoMM members!




As our holiday blessings program continues through out the year, The MoMM Foundation offered each family that we served for Thanksgiving and Christmas a ham and stuffed Easter basket!! Generous friends of MoMM provided their support by purchasing candy and baskets for our families! Giant Eagle manager, Dan Davis, was gracious enough to support our efforts by allowing us to purchase the hams and he and the Giant Eagle staff loaded all 100 hams into our cars! We cannot thank the Whittier Elementary community, past and present and girl scouts for their on-going support of MoMM!! As some of our volunteers delivered the ham and basket to a family, we also were thrilled to welcome the families at the Westerville Jaycee Pool lodge (THANK YOU Doug Dietz and Eric Morgan!!) to pick up their Easter goodies. What a wonderful blessing it was for us to actually meet so many of our families and 'put a face to a name'!!! Tears were shed, smiles were given, hugs were shared...we at MoMM hope that our Holiday Blessings families know that they are forever part of our MoMM family!!

Whittier Family Community Service Night





On February 6th, Whittier Elementary held our first "Whittier Family Community Service Night".
We invited families to come together to enjoy a night of community service by highlighting 5 various organizations throughout the Westerville area.
With the MOMM Foundation, families assembled homeless kits to take with them to pass out when the opportunity presented itself. Each kit included a toothbrush and toothpaste, socks, tissues, trail mix, and life savers. I've heard from multiple families they have already handed out their kits!
Thank you to the MOMM foundation for being a part of this evening. We are so excited for future events.
Other organizations present were "My Comfy Kits", "CHA" and "Neighborhood Bridges". Each organization brought their own personal sparkle to the event. We also built care packages for our troops that the students had started during their Winter Wonderland holiday event.

Holiday Blessings 2018





The MoMM Foundation enjoyed a year of abundant blessings! Because of the generosity of many businesses, organizations, families and individuals...195 families through out Central Ohio were provided Thanksgiving and Christmas joy! 645 children received a new coat (if needed), new pajamas and a stocking stuffed with 'essentials'; underwear, socks, hat and gloves, toothbrush and toothpaste and a ham for Christmas from the MoMM Foundation as well as food for Thanksgiving and gifts for Christmas from their 'liaisons' or sponsors. These partnerships enabled the gift of the season and brought much 'joy' to permeate the lives of many who would otherwise have gone without.

Local businesses who supported the our Holiday Blessings program: Giant Eagle, GFS, the Westerville Jaycee Pool, HMB, Inc. Big Lots, Premier Jewelry, Walmart, Carters and their "pajama program", Dr. Faeth and Mitchell, Crosswinds Dental. Thank you!!

Inidividuals and local schools...we appreciate you!! Lewis Center Realty Association, Realtors Karen Gorski, Rhonda Barton, Teresa Polk and Jeff Woo, Laurie Haver and The Stocking Project, Zumbini with Gretchen, girl scout troops, Olentangy Service of the Heart, Church of the Resurrection, New Albany County Club, Bishop Watterson H.S., DeSales H.S. Olentangy Orange M.S. and H.S., Dublin Scioto H.S., Dublin Kerrar and Davis M.S., Blendon M.S., Whittier Elementary, Robert Frost Elementary, St. Matthews PSR and 1st grade, Gahanna Elite Baseball, we welcome you into the MoMM 'family' and are so grateful for your support of MoMM that enabled us to serve so many families this year.

We also thank those that donated many pairs of socks through our social media drive "Sock"tober...what a huge success!

We at MoMM are already planning for Holiday Blessings 2019! JOY is all around!

The Stocking Project

MoMM member, Laurie Haver is at it again!!
Championing local girl scout troops, service organizations, bible studies, friends and other individuals, she will lead The Stocking Project...handmaking over 700 stockings for our Holiday Blessings program! A gift of a lifetime to so many children...all made with love!
Laurie will welcome all who would want to give of themselves and their time...
Oct. 27th Berline Township Hall 9a-5p (girl scout troops)
Nov. 17th Polaris Joann Etc. 9a-5p (all are welcome)
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she also has "stocking kits" available to take home and sew! Full instructions (even a video) will explain all you need to know in how to make our foundations Christmas stockings.
**THE STOCKING PROJECT...like it on facebook

MoMM walks for Heroes helping others


The MoMM foundation walked in the westerville 4th of July parade as we honored our heroes that help others... Each person that gives their time, talent and treasure makes a huge difference in the lives of those in need. THANK YOU!

Christmas in July "Family Fun Night"



Joy was in the air and lights were twinkling at our 2nd annual fundraiser that supports our holiday blessings program! Family fun was had by all...a bounce house, giant slide, face painting, open swim, cookie decorating, shopping for the needy and a Christmas craft were highlights of the event! Also a surprise appearance from Santa...who was more than happy to take photos with young and old! Tickets were sold for our gift card raffle...where individually wrapped boxes of gift cards were given away hourly! ($25-$50 value per box!). It was a great night of fun for all!

Huge thanks to Papa Johns, westerville Jaycee Pool, HMB, Meijer, Cheryl’s cookies, Giant Eagle, Games2u and 104.9 the River...the generous sponsors of our event! Because of YOU coats, pajamas, hats and gloves, socks and underwear will be given to children in need this upcoming holiday season!

Volunteer Opportunities

Monthly Service Opportunity - YWCA Family Center

The first Saturday of every month offers a volunteer service opportunity at the YWCA Family Center @ 900 Harvey Court, Columbus, Oh. The MoMM Foundation needs your help to serve food during the 11:00am - 1:00pm shift. If you'd like to volunteer your time to families who need you most, contact Megan Temple:

Vision

The Miracle of Mom's Memory (MoMM) Foundation is dedicated to non-judgmentally executing the teachings contained in the Beatitudes in support of those in need in our community.

Mission

The Miracle of Mom's Memory is a community of caring people proactively fulfilling the needs of the less fortunate. We honor one person at a time and accomplish one act at a time.

Objective

MoMM is a group of people who believe it is each person's responsibility to serve others and who choose to do so in memory of a loved one that has gone before us. MoMM's objective is to address the needs of the poor, homeless, and less fortunate through mission-driven projects, information dissemination, and volunteering time in support of causes greater than ourselves.

Needs Fulfilled

Since its inception in early 2005, MoMM has raised thousands of dollars and has used that money to fulfill needs and transform lives. From donating a car to a man with no way to get to work, to securing a computer and academic software for a single mother of three, to furnishing school supplies to an eager but underprivileged 6th grader, MoMM has been there. (For more information Click Service Stories)


Stories of Community Giving

This Month's Highlight

A MoMM member was shopping for the 'fixings' and turkeys for our holiday blessings families at Meijer in Westerville. (MEIJER is a wonderful partner to MoMM!) Seeing a very full cart, a man approaches the member and asks if the purchase is for a local pantry. The member answers, 'no a small local charity'.

The complete stranger proceeds to walk with the member to the check out line and purchase the entire grocery cart full of potatoes, dressing, gravy, vegetables, sweet potatoes, whipped cream AND 30 turkeys!!

When asked if the foundation could send him a 'thank you' and tax donation form, the man nods 'no' and simply says..."I don't do charity for a thank you. God bless and Happy Holidays"

Thank you to the man in the store....An angel in the path of giving...