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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

Category: Volunteers

Charlette Slape is a remarkable young lady

  Charlette is amazing young lady who loves to volunteer in our community.She has been volunteering since her 5th grade year with starting a volunteer group at her elementary school naming it PAWS in ACTION after her school mascot PAWS. That year she started her first volunteer project call Hugs From the Heart to help children at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center to fill their Bear Wall. This project is still going strong after 6 years. She is very involved within the community with her... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Friday, September 21, 2012

Leonard Blakely makes Memphis better

Leonard is making Memphis a better place to live. He is involved in the Neighborhood Watch program and acts as a mentor for the Juvenile Court GOAL program. Leonards also spends hours on Mondays delivering MIFA Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors. Nominated by Rick Finkey. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, August 6, 2012

George McGaha is an active volunteer

George McGaha is something good in Memphis. He is active in the city as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. He also spends many hours a week delivering hot meals to MIFA Meals on Wheels clients. Nominated by Rick Finkey. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, August 6, 2012

Tess Bear has well-being in mind

  Tess Bear is not only interested in her community and volunteers for many activities--including WKNO-TV, MIFA, Fayette Cares, Network of Memphis, Women on the Move, Memphis Farmer's Market--but as a health counselor and massage therapist consulting on dieting, nutrition, and weight loss, she is concerned with people's well-being. Nominated by Marilyn Califf Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, June 11, 2012

Olivia Brooks is something good!

Olivia devotes herself to the community and actively contributes her time and effort to make her school more Eco-friendly, and she works personally with MIFA to volunteer in delivering meals. Nominated by Eric Jones. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, February 6, 2012

Sharon L. Coleman is healing the land

  Sharon L. Coleman has taken her own family's plight and story to help others overcome self-destruction, drugs, alcohol, physical abuse, and generational strongholds. She has done this through her book foundation and play that is currently going into MCS. She started the Healing the Land Foundation in early 2011 to help youth faced with challenges. Her relationship with God helps her to heal the souls of those who may not know how to help themselves, equipping them for life's... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, November 14, 2011

Terre Gorham is something good downtown!

She volunteers her time selflessly to the Memphis Farmer's Market and other non-profit organizations. Terre is a true believer in diversity and promoting Memphians through her work as the editor of the Downtowner Magazine . Nominated by Barbara Standing. Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Wednesday, October 12, 2011

"Ham" Hilliard is something good!

  For the past 39 years, Alexander Hillard, from Bartlett, has offered his time, talent, and considerable expertise to his community by sharing his knowledge of radios and emergency communications. An active amateur "ham" radio operator with an Extra Class License, Hilliard also has a commercial license, is a radio instructor, and a volunteer test examiner. Knowing radios "like the back of his hand" as well as the ancillary equipment that makes them work, Hilliard has built five ham... Read More
Posted by Ellen Whitten at Monday, October 10, 2011