Faces of MIFA: Friends

Category: Volunteer

Brianna Massey

Volunteering for MIFA makes me realize my passion. I simply want to build the future and continue to try and change the world and that helps fuel my ambition to have the youth start the change and that begins with our senior citizens and our less fortunate. Like Thomas Reid said, “We are only as strongest as our weakest link." Read More

Alyssa Williams

MIFA is an awesome place to serve. Through volunteering , I am able to place a smile on someone’s face, and their heart! Read More

Alecia Williams

Due to the support received from the community through volunteerism , MIFA’s impact and contributions remain persistent. MIFA doesn’t live out its mission and vision without the dedication of so many volunteers! Read More

Lisa Tynes

Volunteering has been such a rewarding experience, giving me the opportunity to talk to people in the community while delivering meals or through the MIphone Buddy program. It’s heartwarming to know that I have played a part in brightening someone’s day. MIFA is instrumental in connecting people in the community to make an impact. Read More

Pastor John B. Smith

I’m grateful for the work of MIFA in the community and its ability to serve such a broad population. After partnering with MIFA on community projects, I resolved that Rosemark C.O.G.I.C would offer full support through volunteering and giving . Read More

Carol Smith

MIFA serves as a bridge that connects us all—creating such a strong sense of community that we realize we all need each other. While I am meeting a tangible need, my need of human connection is being met as well. Regardless of what area or capacity I serve I am always aware of the real impact my contribution makes on an individual and the community. Read More

Margaret McLean

Volunteering is defined as "working with others to make a meaningful contribution to a better community." I have found just this at MIFA and so much more. The genuine smiles and thank yous from MIFA's staff and especially its clients conjure a “private smile” in my heart and sense of true joy. Every time I step in MIFA's doors, I'm reminded that I personally benefit far more from my volunteer activities than those whom I serve. Thank you MIFA and... Read More

Candice Ivy

Volunteerism is embedded in MIFA’s history . Its longstanding relationship with volunteers started with the VISTAs over 50 years ago. Without their hard work and dedicated leadership, MIFA would not have survived. Today, dedicated volunteers continue to support MIFA with their generous time and talent to make critical services possible for our community. Read More

Ethan Heilig

Volunteers are what enable MIFA to deftly integrate the empathy of an interfaith organization with the efficiency of business to form an efficacious organization that helps so many Shelby County residents. Read More

Debra Jefferson Davis

Being a MIFA volunteer and helping others can mean so much to someone that can’t do for themselves. Just a small act of kindness can comfort and bring a smile to their faces; just to know that someone cares and is willing to help. We should all give back! Read More

Joyce Bishop

There’s no better place in Memphis than MIFA where you find an uncompromising spirit of service and compassion to others while supporting our neighbors in need. Its strength lies in the caring volunteers who give their time and talent unselfishly. Read More

Linda Ashmore

I used to think of MIFA as the Meals on Wheels organization. When I became a volunteer at MIFA, I realized just how far its reach is and the many other services it provides . I really enjoy volunteering at MIFA because it's a unique organization that serves so many needs in the community—and I know that the MIFA staff really appreciates its volunteers. Read More

Charlie Nelson

I have found that among its many other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.  Volunteering is a great way to give back. Read More

Milton Lovell

If you’ve never volunteered before, you should get started! Volunteering makes a difference and benefits others.  But the truth is the benefits of volunteering are far-reaching and can have a dramatic impact on your well-being and your relationships with others. You’ll discover even more once you get started. Read More

Eddie Lay

Although the main goal of volunteering is to help others, we also know that the experience feels awesome personally! Read More

Judy Royal

When you volunteer at MIFA, you experience inspiring human connection.   Read More

Martha Forest

MIFA is the vital thread that connects Memphis as a community. They reach out and affect everyone from our youth to our seniors. Read More

Barney Rolfes

MIFA is valuable to the community because it provides support to those in need while connecting them with volunteers who help provide that support. Read More

Sarah Petschonek

The magic of MIFA is that it brings together volunteers of all faiths and backgrounds so we can serve our neighbors and make a difference in Memphis. Read More

Sara Hall

MIFA brings joy to those who serve and those who are served. When I deliver meals I am touched by the kind smiles and warm hearts of MIFA’s seniors and reminded of the importance of caring and sharing as a community. Read More

Yvonne Madlock

Volunteers are the heart of MIFA, bringing the community together in the true spirit of service. Read More

Tom Martin

Not only is MIFA a great way to serve others, it gives me and my kids a way to connect with amazing people. The relationships we have made through Meals on Wheels are very important to us—people we spend time with every week and truly care about. We can’t imagine not knowing Miss Buggs, Miss Peggy, Miss Pearly, or Mr. Payne. Read More

Rita Jorgensen

The people I’ve formed relationships with by delivering MIFA Meals on Wheels have blessed my life tremendously by sharing their joy, love, wisdom, and life with me. Read More

Steve Freno

As a young boy growing up in the sixties, I heard President Kennedy's inauguration speech and never forgot when he said: ‘… ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.’ I knew right then that we all need to take care of each other and I have tried to do that over the years. In MIFA, as a Meals on Wheels delivery driver, I have discovered the perfect vehicle for me to fulfill that commitment to my fellow... Read More

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