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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

Vanessa Caswell-Rodgers scales back


The mission of this Scale Back is to motivate individuals in becoming healthy by encouraging lifestyle changes through eating habits and physical exercise daily. It was established June 18, 2011, by Vanessa Caswell-Rodgers. Vanessa had a vision to promote healthy living through lifestyle change and exercise, cultivate a positive attitude for others becoming healthy, and to prevent life-threatening diseases caused by obesity. Vanessa has a weight-loss testimony that will blow your mind and your readers about how she was motivated and persistence in losing weight the healthy way. She had a vision and a mission that encouraged her to start Annie's Scale Back Health & Wellness Group, which has gained national attention and now a major radio station named Joy Gospel Radio broadcasts it once a week at 8 p.m. eastern time for thirty minutes and listeners call in and give their testimonies. Currently, ASB has been meeting once to twice a month at Audubon Park near the U of Memphis on Saturdays from 6:45 to 8:15 a.m. and we walk together as a group for two miles, we have a personal trainer named Marco Tuggle that gives us instruction on our workouts and just this past weekend he taught us how to do the turbo shuffle workout. This health and wellness group is FREE to everyone! You can find Annie's Scale Back Health & Wellness community page on Facebook along with pictures, daily motivational messages, and healthy recipes for everyone to enjoy. The website is Nominated by Irene Ford.

Posted by Ellen Whitten at 13:30