For those who want to find other ways to get involved or continue the discussion on service and social issues at home, these resources may prove helpful.

Conversation starters

The Big Hearted Families section of the Doing Good Together site offers conversation starters and reflection exercises on a variety of topics from seniors and aging to diversity. Check out the recommendations for reading with empathy and starting kind conversations here. 

"Living Room Conversations" guides users through hosting structured conversations on a variety of topics from faith to homelessness to affordable housing here

Talking to children and teens about poverty and homelessness

Click here for a resource on talking to children about poverty.

For suggestions on how to talk to children (ages 2-12) about homelessness and poverty, click here

You can find another guide for talking to children (ages 5-8) about homelessness and poverty here.


During the first three weekends of September 2018, over 70 congregations all across Shelby County partnered in groups of two or more to do projects to benefit the community. These partnerships have been manifestations of MIFA’s vision of uniting the community through service, and we are committed to continuing to bring groups together in this way to help build a better community for all.

This toolkit was used as a guide for leading participants in MIFA’s city-wide CommUNITY Days event in the fall of 2018. Please use it as model for creating a toolkit for similar events.

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Volunteer Odyssey

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Peabody-Vance Neighborhood Association

MIFA is a proud member of the Peabody-Vance Neighborhood Association, which engages neighbors and community partners to maintain a safe and vibrant neighborhood. Learn more here.

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