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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

Nancy Blankenship inspires


Nancy Blankenship is a joy and inspiration to all who know her. The recent widow of a beloved minister and educator, Dr. Paul Blankenship, Nancy has spent many years in a variety of ministries of her own, in addition to being a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. A native of Ripley, Tenn., and a former school teacher, Nancy lived in a number of cities during her husband''s long career, making the most of each relocation and sharing her talents, gifts and faith along the way. Blessed with a sunny disposition, a kind heart, and strong convictions, Nancy''s varied activities have ranged from Church Women United, which she joined as a young minister''s wife in the 1960s in Montgomery, Ala., to Quota International, which she embraced 15 years ago because of its support for the deaf, a cause dear to her heart after the birth of a special needs grandson. She also has taught Sunday school and helped with vacation Bible school over the years. A member of the United Methodist Women of Mullins United Methodist Church, Nancy has overseen the assembly of hundreds of Christmas and birthday bags for MIFA in recent years. In her spare time, Nancy enjoys spending time in the garden. She is a lifetime Master Gardener and a member of the Memphis Hydrangea Society. Nominated by Mary Beth Richardson.

Posted by Ellen Whitten at 10:54 AM