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  • “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” — Muhammad Ali “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.” – Sherry Anderson “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr. Volunteerism is the lifeblood of Maggie’s Place. We’d […]

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  • Are you up for the challenge of love, service, compassion and babies? If so, MissionCorps might be for you.   At Maggie’s Place, it is the MissionCorps members that serve our moms and babies in each of our homes. They generally spend a year helping mothers and babies, along with helping in the home and […]

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  • Thanks are always in order at Maggie’s Place. We are blessed with donations, volunteers, meals and love. Today, we celebrated that love and community at a luncheon provided by Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert. That’s right–the employees at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert brought lunch to Maggie’s Place moms, staff and board members to celebrate Valentine’s Day. […]

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  • Blessings come from everywhere. Did you know you can gift your car to Maggie’s Place? Currently, we are so very grateful for a vehicle gifted to us just this past week. A donor, who found us online, donated a 2000 Chevy Impala with only 38,000 miles to help our moms and babies all across the […]

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  • Do you ever wonder what is accomplished at Maggie’s Place over the course of a year? The outcomes for 2017 are in. Numbers are important, of course, but here we measure emotional impact as well. “Maggie’s Place has given me stability for the first time in my life. Security that I have a place here, […]

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  •     I have attended Mass every Sunday for 57 years. As a Catholic, it is a part of life. That faith drew me to Maggie’s Place. A few months into my year of MissionCorps service, a particular Sunday morning looked quite different. I attended a Christian service with one of the moms in the […]

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  • A recent conversation with Laura Magruder, CEO, gives us a deeper insight into what will make a good 2018 for moms and babies at Maggie’s Place. Topping Laura’s list are, “Value, dignity, respect and love.” “The whole purpose of our work is to save and change lives and with our staff, volunteers, board of directors […]

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  • Advent- a time of joyful anticipation of a baby’s birth. Not just any ordinary baby, but the baby who would change the world forever. When Mary gave her, “Yes,” her, “Fiat,” and became pregnant with the baby Jesus, she faced many difficult realities. But these difficulties, while very real and painful, were so small in […]

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  • When I first started working at Maggie’s Place, I quickly grew to expect a visitor during my Wednesday morning duty shift. This man very generously brought produce to our home, a small gift every week. This gift was often accompanied by a few words of encouragement, of hope, of healing. He always shook my hand as he was leaving, would look […]

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  • There’s a turkey on the table, and wafts of pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving is delicious. The house is full of family and friends stopping by. Thanksgiving is familiarity. Mom cooks; we eat and enjoy each other while memories fly. Thanksgiving is company. This year instead of one mom I have many more. Thanksgiving is abundance. I […]

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