Announcements

Annual "Walk to Remember" Celebrates our Journey of Life

Saturday, May 13, 2017 marked the second annual "Walk to Remember" at the Olde Town Park Shelter in Westerville, Ohio. The essence of the MoMM Foundation is the honor that we pay to those inspiring loved ones in whose memory MOMM exists. At the Foundation's Memory Garden, part of the Heritage Trail in Westerville, more than 40 MoMM supporters gathered to walk and lay flowers in memory of a loved one. Student-partners from Whittier Elementary School shared thoughts about what service in support of MoMM has meant to them through their class. The Foundation honored Founding MoMM Member, Terry Welsh, who passed away in the past year, with a memory brick presented to his family. Organizer and MoMM Board Member Patrick Callaghan thanked business partners, Schneider's Bakery and Meijer Stores, for their ongoing support of the MoMM Foundation's work. The Annual Walk to Remember event allows our members and those we serve an opportunity to give public thanks for the passion that drives our work of serving others in memory of those who have served us. Memory Bricks can be added to the Westerville Rest Stop by contacting . The cost of brick is $75.00. No MoMM Funds given for service to others are used for this event or the rest stop.

MoMM Celebrates "Christmas in July"; gears up for Holiday Blessings 2017

The hot July heat brought the cool comfort of giving to the forefront when MoMM Foundation Members and supporters participated in the Westerville Fourth of July Parade to promote the Foundation's first annual "Christmas in July" Fundraiser. More than 35 members marched in the parade with a small float depicting Santa taking a cool dip and dreaming of a White Christmas! And, what 4th of July parade would be complete without free candy canes? On Friday, July 14, 2017, the MoMM Foundation hosted its first Christmas in July Fundraiser with a holiday-themed pool party at the Westerville Jaycees Pool. The event featured an open swim, "dive-in" movie showing of "elf," balloon artists, face painting, and holiday treats. Even Santa arrived - dressed in shorts and bearing gifts for a Christmas gift raffle that filled the crowd with holiday anticipation! This year's event drew a crowd of more than 200 and raised more than $2000.00 that will directly benefit more than 100 needy families in Central Ohio during the upcoming holiday season. Special thanks to the staff of the Westerville Jaycees Pool for their generous and loving support of the MoMM Foundation. MoMM has the holiday spirit in its heart all year 'round!

Holiday Blessings 2017

Joy filled, love in action...HOLIDAY BLESSINGS!

WHAT IS HOLIDAY BLESSINGS: we provide the Thanksgiving meal, Christmas gifts and a coat, pajamas and a personalized stuffed stocking for each child in need.

Our foundation is so excited about the upcoming holiday season! Graciously, the Westerville Jaycee Pool has once again offered their facility to use as our 'North Pole"...we will be busy sorting, separating, collecting, purchasing and BLESSING others!!

This year, we are anticipating growing bigger and stronger than ever! If you are interested in being a "holiday blessing" helper, please contact us ASAP!! Ways to help:

YOUR TIME: NOVEMBER: sort and separate pajamas and coats, socks and underwear
       DECEMBER: sort and separate items, stuff stockings, distribute items to families in need

SUPPORT A FAMILY: be the main contact to a family in need...personal contact, manage the gift collection for that family, deliver Thanksgiving meal and Christmas gifts, coats, pajamas, etc.

BE A TEAM MEMBER: join a team of others to provide for a family

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION: make a donation for our cause...help to purchase the coats, pajamas and stocking stuffers! Please see the PayPal account/donation page or send all contributions to MoMM Foundation, 986 Arcadia Blvd. Westerville, Ohio 43082

For more information, please contact us at:

Corporate Sponsor "Shout Outs"

Meijer, Inc., Giant Eagle, Kroger, Cheryl's Cookies, Schneiders Bakery, HMB Westerville Jaycee Pool

The Stocking Project

Laurie Haver, a generous MoMM supporter for many years, will host "The Stocking Project" the weekend of Nov. 10th and 11th. It will be held at the Berlin Township Hall. The MoMM Foundation personalizes and fills a stocking for each child in our Holiday Blessings program. These stockings are hand made and full of love!! If you, your family and friends or a group you are involved with would like to help make these stockings, please contact Laurie Haver at for more information.

HUGE THANK YOU

The MoMM Foundation would like to thank the Dublin Scioto Boys Soccer Boosters for sponsoring a charity game to benefit our foundation. All proceeds were generously donated to us, allowing us to continue to provide help to the less fortunate. Special thanks to the Snyder family for their continued presence...the heart of MoMM!!

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...