This pandemic has affected each of us in different ways. Many have been sick, endured quarantines, and experienced the loss of jobs, money, and more. Ironically, one of the greatest things we can do during times like these is GIVE. Meeting the needs of others not only benefits them, it also benefits YOU! It increases social connections, releases endorphins, can reduce blood pressure, and can be just plain FUN.
Our friends over at Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) are pros at giving. They provide year-round mentoring programs for youth (8-18) at eight centers in disadvantaged neighborhoods across Memphis. They partner with families, schools, and other organizations to provide a nurturing environment, mentoring groups, organized sports, and more while they address the physical, mental, social, and spiritual needs of youth.
MAM is currently a week away from shopping day and they need our help!
Here’s what you can do to support the MAM Christmas Store:
- Donate money. MAM is trying to raise $15,000 so every dollar counts!
- Buy gifts. Check out their website for specific gifts you can give. From a $25 new outfit to a $100 bike, any amount of money is greatly appreciated.
- Sponsor a child. You can sponsor an a child’s entire Christmas for $125.
Even if it’s just the $5 in change you found cleaning out your car, every dollar makes a difference.
We love you Memphis. We love you for your Grit but, mostly we love you for your giving. Let’s give big on this one!