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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

Jaime Winton & Sarah Ranson fill empty bowls

Jaime Winton and Sarah Ranson are the co-chairs of the Memphis Empty Bowls Project and work tirelessly to fight hunger hands-on in the Memphis community and create an overall greater awareness of the basic need to fight hunger in Memphis. Their hard work includes organizing Memphis Empty Bowls Project 2012, which raised over $22,000 to benefit the Mid-South Food Bank, the food/hunger ministries of St. John's United Methodist Church, and the community nutritional education provided by the Church Health Center. Considering 2012 was the first year, it was a huge success and lot of fun for all who participated. The project draws involvement from all parts of our Memphis community and zip codes including local artists and potters, elementary and high school students, college students, educators, food vendors, and more. This year's Memphis Empty Bowls Project 2013 plans are already underway under the guidance of Jaime and Sarah--the 2013 beneficiaries will include Grow Memphis, Memphis Area Food Pantries, and the community nutritional education of the Church Health Center. It is so awesome to have seen their simple idea of having a community soup night partnered with artists of all walks of life grow into such a deep and meaningful success that touches lives each day. I am honored to know Jaime and Sarah and inspired by their commitment to doing something good in Memphis. Nominated by Ashley Baker.
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