Each year, we try to do a large service project which benefits our community. We also do smaller-scaled activities year round to contribute to our community at large. Here's where you've seen us serving our community:
we put together birthday kits for families that are serviced by the Midland County Food Pantry. These included cake mix, frosting, candles, etc so needy families would be able to celebrate their child's birthday.
we participated in the Salvation Army's adopt a family where we provided Christmas presents and a meal to a local family.
made monetary and physical donations and members donated gently used newborn - 2T clothes.
March of Dimes Walk - gave a monetary donation
Mother to Mother Fund - gave a monetary donation
raised money for the Thrune Park maintenance fund to contribute to the ongoing maintenance of Thrune Park through the Midland Area Community Foundation in 2010.
Diaper drive for the Midland Community Diaper Bank.
In 2009, in what is now an on-going partnership with Pizza Sam’s, we teamed up once again and raised $125 just for eating pizza! The funds benefited the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, where they were used to purchase two new swings and two crib mobiles. We also bought Easter picture frames and arranged a special photo with the Easter Bunny for all the babies in the NICU at that time.
We entered the Midland Holiday Santa Parade in 2008, with a tropical theme of "Mele Kalikimaka". Moms and children participated in this fun project while building a float and walking in the parade, and the parade fee was donated to Toys for Tots. This is a great example of how our club can benefit both MOMS Club families, as well as our community!
Responding to a great need in our community, in 2008 we collected 155 items and spent $160 to match it for a grand total of 310 items donated to the Salvation Army Food Pantry. Our contributions were greatly appreciated as they were heading into the holiday season with very low supplies.
We raised over $3,600 for cancer research by participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in 2008.
We held a garage sale in 2007, to raise money for Shelter House and Let's Ride Summer Bike Camp. We were able to raise over $1,200 for these two amazing organizations. We'd say that classifies this event as a great accomplishment!
We hosted a Vendor Fair in 2005, and raised $500 to shop at Wal-Mart for toys to be donated to Toys for Tots. With an extra $25 donated by Wal-Mart, our moms and their children delivered $525 worth of toys to the Salvation Army for their worthy cause.
In 2005, we participated in the Downtown Midland Sculpture Series, Auto Be Downtown. Our members and their children painted a pedal car to look like a bug, named "Goin' Buggy." The pedal car was auctioned off for $110 with all the proceeds going to the Downtown Arts Fund.