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MIFA’s Something Good in Memphis campaign is designed to celebrate those who make Memphis better, whether it’s the stranger who helps change your flat tire in the rain or a human services pioneer who changes the lives of a hundred poor Memphians. Sometimes people tend to focus on the bad and forget the good, but we see reminders of the good in Memphis every day!


Recognizing someone is quick and easy – just send us an email! Acknowledge friends, neighbors,and colleagues whose daily efforts or remarkable deeds embody the spirit of positive action in our community. Thank you for being a part of the good in Memphis!


The Something Good in Memphis project was created by MIFA in 2009 to advance our vision of uniting the community through service. Our mission is supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. Our values are to welcome and respect all people, act with integrity, value individual initiative and ability, serve individuals and the community as an act of faith, and balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices. Learn more about MIFA here





the good in memphis

Amber Reed, Miss Memphis Princess, is Something Good!

Amber Reed is truly Something Good in Memphis. "Amber Reed, who was crowned Miss Memphis Princess in November, is one of the young people who shows all of us that the future of our city is in good hands. Her pageant platform is Raising Awareness of the Needs of the Elderly, and she will be engaged in various projects to help seniors throughout the year. She has collected money for MIFA’s Souper Bowl of Caring and delivered Valentine’s cards, made by students at several Shelby County schools,... Read More
Posted by Thomas Robinson at Monday, February 15, 2010

Jenna Bostick helps protect Memphis' animals

"Jenna has a passion for helping abused and neglected animals in the Memphis area. She is dedicated to making sure that animal cruelty in our shelters is eliminated and spotlighting shelters who are in dire need. She has an awesome website that gives information and advice to animal lovers- . Jenna is someone to be admired, and she's definitely Something Good in Memphis!" Nominated by Rebecca Jaffe. Read More
Posted by Thomas Robinson at Friday, February 12, 2010

The Le Bonheur medical mission to Haiti is Something Good in Memphis!

2 weeks ago a group of doctors and staff from Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center went to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to care for children affected by the recent earthquake.  The members of this team are truly something special and they are Something Good in Memphis! Below are the members of the team listed on the Le Bonheur website ( link ).   Sunny Anand, MBBS, D. Phil., Le Bonheur director of Critical Care, director of Division of Pediatric Critical Care for University... Read More
Posted by Thomas Robinson at Friday, February 12, 2010

Melissa Wolowicz cares for her friends and her community

Melissa Wolowicz is Something Good in Memphis! Scotta Allen writes, "I have never met anyone who is as supportive of her friends and community as Melissa Wolowicz. She is helping make Memphis a better place, and I am a better person for knowing her."  Nominated by Scotta Allen. Read More
Posted by Thomas Robinson at Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Marlon Brown is constantly helping those in need

"Marlon "Big Dog" Brown officially works for SOS(Service Over Self) but is constantly in the Binghamton and Orange Mound neighborhoods helping those in need. Marlon would, and has, given the clothes off of his back and the furniture from his home for others. Marlon is definitely Something Good in Memphis!" Nominated by Chuck Carter. Read More
Posted by Thomas Robinson at Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Monty Shane Johnson, incredible artist and local volunteer

"Monty Shane is an incredible photographer. He creates works of art that are original, haunting, and one-of-a-kind. I personally can spot a Monty Shane photograph from across the room. Additionally, Monty is also committed to his community. He helps out with various organizations like Hope House and Friends for Life and volunteers his time and his talent back to people in need in Memphis." Nominated by Kevin Dean. Read More
Posted by Thomas Robinson at Thursday, February 4, 2010

Gloria Watkins is making Memphis better for children

Gloria Watkins is Something Good in Memphis for the work that she is doing to better the lives of the youth in our community. "Mrs. Watkins is the new director at McFarland Community Center. Since Mrs. Watkins has been at McFarland she has been making a powerful impact in the lives of the youth within the community. Mrs. Watkins is spreading love and hope. She has brought new and exciting programs to the community. Mrs. Watkins has only been at McFarland for a few short months but she has... Read More
Posted by Thomas Robinson at Tuesday, February 2, 2010