Co-Founder of Mia’s Mission Barbra Hartt said the name of the organization was inspired by a young girl who had a rough start with life and is now flourishing. Their mission statement states “Mia’s Missions will strive to connect people in need with resources focusing on the goal of alleviating poverty and hunger by helping adults become self sufficient so that they too may give back to our community.”
Hartt was previously the President of the Lumberton Civic Women’s League; her mother started that organization. Along with the co-founder, Amy Nason, they started Mia’s Mission to serve those in need, not only people in Hardin County, but anyone from any location who needs help. Hartt wants to make sure everyone understands that this is not a club to be joined; Mia’s Mission exists to enable people to reach out to one another. “Everyone is welcome to be a part of any and all missions,” she says.
During the Christmas season, Mia’s Mission was able to partner with individuals in the community to serve over 100 children. The organization will decide on specific service missions and get the word out to the community so that if someone wants to take on the mission to serve, then they will have the opportunity to do so. For example, recently one of the board members had some Hello Kitty birthday party supplies and they decided to offer them to anyone who might need them. A baker saw the posting on Facebook and decided to step up and offer to bake a cake to go along with the decorations.
Hartt says that although they do not store donations, she does keep a supply of clothing in sizes 0-14 in bins on her back porch for children who may need clothes in emergency situations.
Mia’s Mission hosted a contest for the “Most Deserving Mom”. Women were nominated and a group of people were chosen to pick the winner. Studio One offered services and Spitfire Boutique plans to donate items.
Mia’s Mission is about to kick off a contest that will give away tire rotations and balances valued at $40 each. Once you have liked Mia’s Mission and Adam’s Offroad and Performance Facebook pages and watched one of the videos on Adam’s page, then go to Mia’s Mission’s page and cast a vote in the comments section on who is funnier; Adam or Jacob. Names will be drawn for the winners.
Mia’s Mission board consists of Barbra Hartt, Amy Nason – Co-Founder, Laura Henderson – Secretary Susan Gonzalez – Treasurer and Cultural Outreach, and Jolie Sanders – Community Outreach.