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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

 

          

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the good in memphis

Helen DeLong is something good!

She teaches at Title I schools, Hanley and Grandview Heights, as an Orff music specialist. Nominated by Dr. Mark Bradshaw. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Tuesday, November 23, 2010 | 0 comments

Ruth Lilton is valuable to her church

She is a valuable entity to the Greater Faith Tabernacle COGIC church. She loves the youth department and always provides educational information/resources that contributes to getting them on another level. Ruth Lilton rocks! Nominated by Nikki Middleton. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Tuesday, November 23, 2010 | 0 comments

Sarah Hodges is something good!

She is someone who has so little yet is always doing for others. Sarah saves each year and pays what little of her own money she can to create care packages for the elderly, homeless, and abused during the holiday season. She ask nothing of anyone except to help make the delivering. She's truly something good in Memphis. Nominated by Larry Colbert. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Tuesday, November 23, 2010 | 0 comments

Cindy Cogbill makes a difference in Memphis

Cindy goes out of her way to make sure others are taken care of here in Memphis... her friends primarily but even to strangers she makes a difference in their lives. Nominated by John New Dollahite. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, November 22, 2010 | 0 comments

The unsinkable Frances Brown

  Frances is an older friend of mine, she is a co-worker. This lady does not know the meaning of quit. After relocating to Memphis with a young child in tow, Frances raised her daughter while working and volunteering at various places. Even though Frances had no car she did not let that stop her, many times she walked or rode the bus. Frances always had a love for learning, so after being downsized in her job (3 times) she decided to go back to school. Frances earned a BS from... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Friday, November 19, 2010 | 0 comments

Roy Swan, all-around good guy

  If you need to be reminded that good things happen every day, you only need to look for Geeter grad Roy Swan, class of 1960. He owns and operates his business across the street from the school. Roy is active in the community, getting involved in assisting the elderly and even providing financial assistance to those in need. Roy Swan is an all-around good guy and the community is proud of him. Nominated by Otha Jones. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, November 15, 2010 | 0 comments

Pat Brown & Sarah Newstok give an old Broad a facelift!

  The big Broad Avenue "facelift" is this weekend (Friday, November 19, from 3 to 10 p.m. & Saturday, November 20, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)—definitely something good! Pat Brown of Clifton Gallery and Sarah Newstok of Livable Memphis , along with local business owners, dozens of community volunteers, and the Memphis Regional Design Center , have been working to create an urban redesign of the whole neighborhood, combined with festival/street fair/farmers' market. “A... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, November 15, 2010 | 1 comments

Nedra Anderson empowers her students

Ms. Nedra Anderson works with our special needs children at our school. Special needs are commonly defined by what a child can't do, but not in her class--Ms. Anderson empowers her students to believe in the impossible. Here at KIPP these students are prepared to attend college and her expectations are no different for her students with 504 plans and IEP plans. She is passionate about educating our children and preparing them for college. Hats off to Ms. Nedra Anderson! Nominated by Patricia... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Friday, November 12, 2010 | 0 comments

Tommy Wilson bombs the blight!

Tommy Wilson, environmental artist and creator of Bomb the Blight, takes a unique approach to beautifying our city. See the CA's article on his project , and Bomb the Blight's site . Nominated by the MIFA team. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | 0 comments

Melissa Grimes loves Memphis!

Melissa Grimes is the current President of the Junior League of Memphis and shows her love and spirit for the community through her service everyday. She is extremely hands-on and is constantly looking out for her 600+ active volunteers in the Junior League as well as those the volunteers serve in the community. Nominated by Abby Elzemeyer. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | 0 comments

Project REACH reaches kids with special needs

I would like to nominate the Project REACH Team with Shelby County Schools for their outstanding work in the community with special needs children and their families. Our son Garrett has autism and entered Shelby County Schools in June of 2006. Our family has faced many difficult everyday challenges that are part of raising a special needs child. The REACH Team has played a tremendous role in the success of our son, and we are forever grateful for their enthusiasm and their dedication to always... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | 0 comments

Paul Briney works for refugees

Paul Briney is one of the most amazing men I know! His heart for the people of Memphis is HUGE. He is always coming up with ways to bring a community of people together to help others. He has a passion for Memphis area refugees. He has helped get these refugees food, clothes, furniture, and has made others aware of their needs. He never wants to receive credit for what he does, but he truly is a great role model. Paul is the father of Jeremiah and the husband of Christa. Christa also has... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 0 comments

Marc Lane is a great role model!

Marc is the IT guru at Colonial Middle School. He volunteers his time after school two days each week to teach karate in the after-care program. He invests his time and energy into the kids at the school, many of whom need a strong male role model in their lives. Nominated by Ginger McDugle. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, November 8, 2010 | 0 comments

Chelsea L. is a keeper of the dream!

Chelsea L., a senior at Memphis Catholic High School, was recognized with one of six "Keeper of the Dream" awards by the National Civil Rights Museum. The award recognizes talented students who have demonstrated extraordinary courage, compassion, leadership, and/or service toward others. Nominated by The Jefferson Awards for Public Service. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, November 8, 2010 | 0 comments

Valerie & Bartholomew Orr are something good

For their generous spirit and commitment to changing lives for the better, Valerie and Bartholomew Orr are something good in Memphis. For realizing true ministry administers to the whole person. For their gifts of time, talent and funding to further the work of MIFA although they are residents of Mississippi! Nominated by Norma Oliver. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Friday, November 5, 2010 | 0 comments

Larry Colbert is something good

Larry Colbert is something good in Memphis because of his dedication to educating the youth of Memphis and the MidSouth about businesses and how they operate. Larry's leadership of Junior Achievement has helped prepare our students in job readiness, understanding various fields of employment and the importance of their role in our economy. Nominated by Norma Oliver. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Friday, November 5, 2010 | 0 comments

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