"Thank you Kind Mouse for all of the food and everything else as well. Thank you for helping us get through this mess and struggle that we are in.
- 13yr Old Girl -
Note FROM A 55 YEAR OLD WE SERVED - October 2014
"Eight years ago, if you were to ask me, “Who are you? What do you do?” I would have proudly stated, “I am ‘Ms. Patricia Smith’ banker.”
Ask me this question now I will say, “I’m ‘Pat’ and I am looking for work.”
My significant other and I have four children to feed, clothe and house. Their care is more important than my status.
Fighting for food is degrading and demoralizing to say the least. One must deal with the impersonal nature of our government “help” or the “You’re just a poor sinner” attitudes from certain faith-based resources. One begins to lose hope, lose one’s own faith and then, then a light.
A light that says we don’t care who you love, what work you’ve done, or where you live. It says there is no shame in having, wanting, needing food for your family.
We have it, just come. How grateful I am to drop the weight of the shame of not being able to feed my family.
All because of a light, a light called The Kind Mouse."
As an architectural draftsman, our founder, Gina, saw the decline of the secure, blue collar, middle class family. These are good, hardworking people who lost everything due to a combination of things: the economy, lack of knowledge on where to turn for help, and their fear of being seen as failures.
After seeing the 2011 CBS 60 Minutes Story “Hard Times Generation: Homeless Kids”, she just knew she had to help her neighbors. She could not turn her back on the sad situation. She could not bear to think of the families – some of whom were former coworkers and neighbors – that were now hungry and, in some cases, homeless. The mother in her couldn’t imagine not being able to feed her children or not knowing they had a safe place to call home.
We help people who have experienced career loss to restore their dignity and reestablish their lives.
May 22, 2017
Dear Gina - I hope all is well with you. It is a
blessing that I have an opportunity to help a little. When I first was exposed to the Kind Mouse I had been unemployed for almost 1 year and facing lots of financial difficulties. I was very touched by what you do. Now, that I am employed again, I hope to be able to bless others who are in a
similar situation as I was.
Thanks for the opportunity to give back and for
all that you do,
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