"The Matthew 25 Project"
"The Matthew 25 Project" was started as a ministry to help feed poor families with children and the needy by supplying them with high quality meat products for protein. The food pantries do a great job supplying carbs; put protein is hard to come by. This project raises chickens, pigs and cows to feed the needy and the poor. The Matthew 25 Group supplies food to Holiday Blessings, The Summer Picnic Series and a number of families throughout the year.
Our goal is to supply top quality farm raised meat on a personal basis so we can also help connect the families to whatever other help or guidance they might need. We are a Christian-based ministry, inspired by the words:
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me”
- Matthew 25:34-36
Volunteers can get involved in a number of ways - they can help raise the animals, donate money to purchase the animals, or help deliver the meat to the different families. If you are interested in further information or want to become involved, please email Bill Pizzino at .
"Just One Thing" - The Carolyn Callaghan Memorial Fund
"Just One Thing" was the first project to be developed by the Miracle of Mom’s Memory Foundation. Its purpose is to give those in need the opportunity to request just one thing - usually something simple that will immediately improve or enhance their lives. Some of the items that have been requested include a kerosene heater, a suit for an interview, a jacket, a backpack of school supplies, a blanket and a warm meal. The possibilities are as unique as the individuals who make the requests. Those who take advantage of "Just One Thing" are not judged, converted or saved; they are simply given the opportunity to experience the unconditional love of those who care.
Holiday Blessings Project
Providing needy families with a Thanksgiving and Christmas that they otherwise would not have is the root of this project. Started in 2005, the MoMM Foundation took care of 7 Central Ohio families that holiday season through the support of Dublin Scioto High School, Dublin Coffman High School, Hilliard Davidson High School and St. Francis DeSales High School. Each family was given a Thanksgiving meal as well as Christmas gifts and Christmas dinner. In 2006, the project grew to 14 families that were taken care of. 2007 saw the number increase to 25 families!
There are numerous ways you can help MoMM in this rewarding endeavor. Food and gifts are needed as well as volunteers to prepare or deliver meals, To find out how your time, talents and offerings can be of service to someone else, contact Cindy Hickey at .
Summer Picnic Series
The summer picnic series began as an idea of Ron McGuire's and has developed into three great Saturday afternoons for central Ohio families in need. The MoMM Foundation drives a truck full of donations to a picnic site and sets up a picnic for the people of Franklinton with food, music, games and entertainment. A fun time for all family members, it’s also a time for MoMM to build relationships with the people they serve. f you would like to volunteer, make donations, or contribute in any way to the Summer Picnic Series, please feel free to contact Julie Schultze at .
Ongoing Household Item Donations and Clothing Drive
When formerly homeless persons find themselves with a living space for the first time, they usually have very few of the necessities needed to transform their space into a home. Our goal with this project is to have a continually replenishing collection of supplies available to those who are just establishing themselves. The supply pantry will house things like clothing, sheets, towels, furniture, dishes, silverware, knickknacks and working appliances - all at no charge to those in need. We’re always taking donations at the MoMM Foundation. Anytime you are cleaning out closets or trying to find a new home for gently used items, please consider donating them to MoMM. Items are used in a variety of ways from Holiday Blessings to the Summer Picnic Series to donations to groups such as Open Shelter and Agora Ministries.
To find out how you can help or where to take donations, contact Phil Callaghan at: .
Agora Tutoring and Academic Help
Agora Ministries is located at 400 W. Broad and does incredible work with the families of the Franklinton Area. The MoMM Foundation tries to contribute to this incredible Ministry in as many way as we can. One of the ways is to help provide tutors for the ECOT School that they operate. If you would like more information on Agora Ministries, visit their website at http://www.agoraministries.org.
Addiction Help and Educational Reform
The MoMM Foundation has numerous projects going in the area of Drug/Alcohol abuse and addiction. It is our belief that society must change in regard to these areas and that possibly this change will need to begin in our schools.Why 21? is an informative talk given by a couple of members of the Foundation and centers on the physical, emotional and psychological damage that occurs with underage use.Sobriety 101 is a program designed to help transition young people to the resources they need to live a sober life.
The Foundation has diversion programs, resources for educators, and other items available to assist those who are trying to change the way our society views this incredible problem. If you are interested in any of these programs or would like to get involved with these projects, please contact Phil Callaghan at : .
Help From MoMM
This newly launched branch of the MoMM Foundation is dedicated to providing help to anyone whose circumstances leave them in need of an extra hand, including the ill, elderly, their care givers, or anyone in an unusual situation. So far, Help From MoMM has sent volunteers out to rake leaves for elderly clients, provided a helping hand to those dealing with an illness and assisted a family with new twins. Help From MoMM is just a phone call away and able to provide services such as indoor chores, outdoor chores, reading, visiting, laundry, transportation or grocery shopping. To request help or to have your name added to the volunteer list, call Cindy Hickey at 614-537-5129 or Linda Roth at 614-323-2387.