MOMS To Retire The Mission
Operation MOMS Cookies Inc., NFP grassroots beginning in the spring of 2002, to the completion of our current shipment to
our deployed Military men and women far from home for the holiday, it is with the deepest passion and honor, the spirits of
thousands of heroes have once again been lifted.
has been this organizations great pleasure to be entrusted with our communities faith and individual contributions, using
each as designated, show casing the support and caring of many. Corporate America's
generosity in strong support of our troops, invested thousands of volunteer hours, needed quality product and Corporate Grants,
allowing MOMS to grow significantly in quality and quantity of services provided. With
the overwhelming gifts this holiday season of UPS, Frito Lay, Bigelow Tea, Target,
the Staff of ERS of Oak Brook, LaGrange Kiwanis, Three Rivers Association of Realtors,
Freakster's Roadhouse and the Wilmington/Morris Lions Club, more than
1,350 of MOMS "Boxes of Home" filled with gratitude and support have been shipped over the last 5 weeks for Christmas at a
cost of $21,600, carrying more than $180,00.00 of needs, creature comforts and
Holiday smiles from the many in "our little corner of the world".
Mission to promote patriotism, community activism and encourage
the human spirit has reached youth to community based groups of all ages, creating a network of boots on the ground here on
the home front, forwarding their direct support. With growth came challenges,
and each were met with passion and determination. With our Troops joyous return
from Iraq last year, came the realization
there were greater needs that became very apparent and still today overlooked. From
the highly successful Single Soldier Project began in January, made possible with the overwhelming support of our Corporate
partners, United Parcel Service, Girl Scouts and Schneider Logistics, we assumed the responsibility and began advocating for
the many needs of our Service Members here at home, their families, our wounded and our Veterans. Local wounded Heroes have benefitted greatly from the support of MOMS Marc Olson Fund and the generous
and always immediate assistance of the Disabled Patriot Fund serving Illinois Military.
MOMS has assisted military families during the aftermath of tragedy, while reaching out with aid and assistance to
returning service members.
a very difficult and personal decision was made by MOMS founders, Debbie and Joe Trippiedi, to not accept a third term on
the Executive Board, an analysis of MOMS Mission and a transition
plan was initiated. With outreach to many, to include those expertise in the
Charity profession, our Advisory Board and Volunteers, the consensus was unanimous that this Mission had been fulfilled many times over. In
these uncertain economic times the burden would be to great for the existing volunteer Board and volunteer base to absorb
the additional responsibilities. In order to continue on the current course,
we would have to explore the possibility of transitioning to paid administrative staff.
MOMS has always been a 100% volunteer organization, With this in mind
and with heavy hearts, the votes were cast and unanimous to retire the Mission of Operation MOMS Cookies Inc., NFP.
we do each year, our staff breaks for the Christmas Holiday beginning December 14th through January 6th, having spent more
than 2,500 volunteer hours in preparation and processing of the holiday shipment over a period of 5 weeks. We will return on the 6th to process our final shipment of all product on hand to be complete by January
16th with the retirement of colors and the Mission of MOMS on January 20, 2012.
would like to reaffirm our deep gratitude to the many patriots whom have made this humble Mission of honor and love possible
with their continuous and generous support, but most importantly for the immense impact made, support and respect brought
to hundreds of thousands of our beloved Military men and women over these many years as they have given and continue this
day in dedicated, selfless and constant service here on the home front and across the globe.
They are forever in our hearts and prayers.
all at Operation MOMS Cookies, Inc. NFP, Peace, Joy and Love with our best wishes for a joyous, healthy and prosperous 2013!
As altruistic and expertise Board and Volunteer Staff
began their transition with a new Mission
focused within our communities to meet
the challenges and needs today of our Military
we encourage you to support and contact
Army Mom, Nancy Rumler as
a grassroots Not-for-Profit begins its work in
Grundy, LaSalle and
Will County and needs your help!
Visit their Website AT:
Air Force Mom, Catherine Costello
More details to come!
Watch for their Website
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Please note, Monetary
donations will no longer be accepted with all In-Kind, shippable donations received to be included in our
final shipment in January, with the Postage Costs available in MOMS Shipment Fund, only made possible with the overwhelming
generous donations of
ERS of Oak Brook and our Patriot
Upon retirement of the Mission and
Accounting completion, any General Operating Budget Funds will be donated to the
"Disabled Patriot Fund",
an Illinois based 501(c)(3) whom has assisted
MOMS and the Illinois Military Community with immediate, enormous and much needed direct
Service Member financial support to include our wounded and emergency situations of our deployed families here on
the local home front.
We hope you will extend you
hands and support to "Patriot Spirit" and the "Disabled Patriot Fund" as we extend
our heartfelt thanks to all for
your immense passion, caring and heart in MOMS Mission for our Beloved Heroes,
America's Military Men & Women!
Our prayers and hearts are always
The greatest of honors was brought
to MOMS as this letter was received from Brigadier General Bud R. Jameson, Jr., United States Army...
To the Patriot
Volunteers of MOMS with hearts so big and loving hands giving thousands of hours in our 24/7 Mission, to the passionate supporters
whom have given and continue to give MOMS the daily opportunity to forward their support, making a difference each and every
day in the lives of our beloved Military Men and Women, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!♥
Supporting Our: Men & Women
Of Military Service
To promote patriotism, community activism and encourage the human spirit
while sustaining and uplifting the morale of all deployed service members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Thru our innovative
Illinois based Organization, we Salute and Support all who defend our Nation's Freedom...bringing a smile
while making a difference to all we can reach, PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE!
Operation MOMS Cookies Inc.,
NFP is a non-partisan, 501(C)(3) Public Charity in support of all branches of the United States
Armed Forces Service Members. From
Service Learning beginning with our youth, creating a bond of respect and communication with those who serve...through individual
and community Organizations volunteerism...to leaders of our communities, MOMS communicates the importance of patriotism and
support for our U.S. Armed Forces and their families! Our Programs provide those with a desire to help an opportunity
to impact the morale, spirit and needs of the Military Community
HELPING OTHERS IS THE AMERICAN WAY
OF LIFE...MOMS supports THOSE WHO DEFEND AMERICA'S FREEDOMS and our way
of life! Our Organization is driven by our belief and knowledge that providing the requested most basic
of needs and "creature comforts" for our deployed Service Members is on of the most powerful way we can
impact their lives and assist their families, our unsung heroes, here at home. From MOMS "Box-of-Home", the AAFES
Military Global Phone Card to PX Gift Cards which provide direct in-hand resources, our
altruistic Volunteer Staff works with vision and care, while hearing the resounding message from our military members that
they find it easy to focus on their Missions knowing they
have the support along with their families here at Home.
We listen, we hear and we honor THOSE WHO SERVE!
It is an honor to carry the ballad you hear on our Website, "Not Alone",
written and recorded by the Righteous Hillbillies, a Joliet, Illinois Band giving of their awesome talents and hearts for
Military Men and Women as they let each know they are "Not Alone"!
Click on their CD at left to connect to their Website!
THANK YOU Righteous Hillbillies!!!
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