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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

Melvena Leake, hero for the homeless

  Melvena Leake is a hero for her work with homeless women ex-offenders in greater Memphis. In 1999, after retiring from her career as a high-school English teacher, she founded Karat Place, a residential rehabilitation program. Here she provides a safe, clean, attractive home and a structure for women coming out of prison to learn basic skills and self-discipline. Mrs. Leake balances providing a loving environment with instilling a sense of responsibility that allows these women to... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, August 22, 2011 | 0 comments

Gwendolyn Brown is carin' & sharin'

Gwendolyn Brown is the founder of Carin and Sharin, a breast cancer support group for Shelby and Fayette County women of color.The group has been in existence for over 20 years. Nominated by Kimberly Richardson. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, August 22, 2011 | 0 comments

Marilyn Johnson helps children perform

  Every day five days at week, Marilyn Johnson arrives at the MAM Park Golf Course in South Memphis with a smile on her face to make sure that the 30+ boys and girls have full stomachs as they participate in MAM’s summer golf academy. “I have to make sure the children in our community have food to eat daily,” states Marilyn Johnson. “Children can perform better, strive for excellence, are more attentive to learning – and they can thrive and be the person that God wants them to be.”... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, August 22, 2011 | 0 comments

Johnny Jackson makes Wifflestock a home run

Johnny put together the recent Wifflestock event, which raised twice as much money for Ronald McDonald House as it did last year. When the traditional venue for the tournament was no longer available, Johnny swung for the fences and secured Tiger Lane for the best Wifflestock that I have been a part of. More teams, more activities, and most importantly, more money for charity. http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/aug/22/pitching-in/ . Nominated by Thomas Robinson. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, August 22, 2011 | 0 comments

Thi Mitsamphanh is something good!

  As the pastor of the First International Baptist Church, Thi Mitsamphanh is reaching out to refugees of many nationalities in our city. He and his congregation provide these families with much needed care and comfort as they learn the ropes in a new country. He gives these families sanctuary and security as he guides them through the process of attaining jobs, preparing children for school and directing them to affordable medical care. Most importantly he shows them that they are not... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Friday, August 12, 2011 | 0 comments

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