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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!


Nominating is quick and easy – just fill out our simple form! Nominate 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!


MIFA's vision: Uniting the community through service. MIFA's mission: Supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. MIFA's values: Welcome and respect all people. Act with integrity. Value individual initiative and ability. Serve individuals and the community as an act of faith. Balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices.





the good in memphis

Offering a new direction

MIFA's Inter-Faith Coordinator Linda Marks sent this article around earlier. It's an uplifting example of bringing the community together. Stacy Spencer and New Direction Christian Church are something good in Memphis! Nominated by the MIFA team.   Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, September 26, 2011 | 0 comments

Carolyn Dowell is something good!

  Carolyn is a RN at the VA hospital. In her spare time, she conducts free health fairs at local churches and provide free blood pressure checks for the elderly in her community. Nominated by Tammy Nabors. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Thursday, September 22, 2011 | 0 comments

Brenda & Darnell Williams: An Outpouring of God's Love

  This couple has a ministry called "The Outpouring of God's Love." One of their main initiatives is to feed the homeless and hungry a hot breakfast every Monday morning, rain or shine, hot or cold, at a park downtown. With the help of volunteers, they serve approximately 100-200 people each week. Brenda and Darnell cook the food in their home then transport it to the park. Volunteers provide fruit, water, and baked goods and assist with serving. One morning, there was a woman who... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, September 12, 2011 | 15 comments

Tom Hutton encourages charitable giving

Because he gave an hour of time out of his busy schedule to speak with 40 5th-8th graders at Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School. Instead of accepting an honorarium, Mr. Hutton asked that I ask our students to think about a charitable cause we'd like to support instead. We'll be donating $100 to MIFA. An MUS and University of Tennessee graduate, Mr. Hutton went on to play five years in the NFL before returning home to Memphis. He currently works as a VP at Boyle Investment Group. Nominated by Mike... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, September 12, 2011 | 0 comments

William Muhammad, organ donor

William Muhammad and Mubaarik Sulaimaan have been a part of each other's lives for as long as they can remember. Best friends, related by blood, first cousins--but they are as close as brothers and consider themselves so. Their unique bond is strong and unshakable. They both believe that there is nothing they would not do for each other. Recently, that sentiment was put to the test. In recent years, Mubaarik's health has began to falter. He is a diabetic and was diagnosed with chronic kidney... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Wednesday, September 7, 2011 | 0 comments