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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

Gary Braden is something good!

He works with our youth, giving them jobs whenever possible. Nominated by Lonya Braden. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, March 26, 2012

The most enthusiastic newspaper guy in the city

  He is the most enthusiastic newspaper guy in the city. Always smiling, waving, and occasionally dancing for us. He reminds morning commuters every morning to have more enthusiasm and enjoy what they do; he does. Please drive that way a few times to see a gentleman who is Something Good in Memphis. Nominated by Bill Williams. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, March 26, 2012

Kelli Eason teaches confidence, teamwork & respect

  Kelli Eason (second from left) is pictured with Danielle Gulledge, M'Hogany Richmond, Kenyatta Thomas, Kamia' Morris, and Jaha Hughes    On Friday afternoons, Kelli Eason, an account executive at Obsidian Public Relations, leaves her downtown office and heads to the MAM Olivet center. Here she is greeted by 12 elementary age girls, all eagerly waiting for cheerleading practice to begin. This group of young ladies represent the first-ever MAM cheerleading squad, the... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mary Dollar-Shapiro keeps seniors connected

  As a highly dedicated Crossroads Hospice social worker, Mary Dollar-Shapiro works with the frailest citizens of our city. Every day she helps the less fortunate plug into necessary resources including financial, health care and living arrangement options. Her 13 years of experience at Crossroads along with her earlier career work in home health service also make Mary the valuable go-to staff member at Crossroads. Because she cares, Mary is always available, working much more than... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, March 12, 2012

Emily Thomas & The Cancer Card Xchange

From her own experience with cancer, Emily Thomas has started The Cancer Card Exchange. She collects gift cards through friends, Twitter, Facebook, etc., and sends $100 worth of cards to a cancer patient. Doesn't "fix" things, but helps brighten someone's day. Check out her website and see: ! She is an AWESOME person & I am PROUD to call her my friend! Nominated by Cathy Hutto. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Thursday, March 8, 2012