Westside Money Makers Community Service
The Westside Money Makers (WSMM) networking group has provided a helping hand to our community from the start. It was essential to the founder of the WSMM that all monies stayed local. To this end, the WSMM directly impacts its community by helping families in need every year. This charitable giving is supported by the membership dues and the generosity of individual members making personal contributions.
Each year for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the WSMM adopts 1 or 2 local families in need to assist for the Holidays. These families have been referred to the WSMM by members, local governments and agencies, or community members. The WSMM team works together to meet the needs of those families. We are honored to help these families in a time of need.
For Thanksgiving, we will provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal delivered to the family’s home, complete with all the fixings. For Christmas, with the parent’s help, we develop a wish list for the children (and parents too). The WSMM then shares that list with Santa Claus. We also help Santa with the shopping, wrapping, and delivery!
A couple of years ago, we were making a delivery to a single mother of 5 children. When we came through the door with MANY presents, her youngest boy – about four years old, asked his Mommy if this was Christmas. A tearful Momma told her son, “Yes, we will have Christmas this year”! An amazing feeling.
Every fall, we begin our search for families to help. If you know of a deserving family, please use the form below to submit a nomination. We prefer if nominees are local families. Our recipients are people who are struggling on the day-to-day and need a boost to get through the Holidays.