Made Up Mind, Inc.

  1. 4/16
    Committee Meetings
    Committee members gather for meetings at 5pm.
  2. 4/16
    Strategic Planning
    Board members gather for a meeting beginning at 6pm.
  3. 5/14
    Dine & Give Night
    Come out to FARMbloomington restaurant Tuesday May, 14th, to enjoy a great meal while supporting MUM! The event link is: https://www.facebook.com/pg/mummadeupmind/events/?ref=page_internal
  4. Continual
    Volunteering Opportunities
    MUM participants will be doing their ride along with a mentor with St. Vincent de Paul every Thursday from 10am-2pm. Budgeting Course held at MUM office every Tuesday at 5:30pm. Bingo Night happens at the MUM office every Saturday at 6pm. Bible Study is at the MUM office every Sunday at 7pm.
  5. 4/9
    James Balog Film
    James Balog will be here showing his newest film and giving a talk beforehand at the Buskirk Chumley on April 9th. This event is general seating and the doors open at 5pm.
  6. 4/21
    "Wasted! The Story of Food Waste"
    The UU Church Green Sanctuary Task Force is showing the film “Wasted!” on April 21st to recognize Earth Day in our Fellowship Hall (courtyard entrance doors open at 5:00 p.m. 5:10: showing of documentary “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” 6:40: vegan dinner prepared by members of the Green Sanctuary Task Force 7:00: talk “Zero waste kitchen” and discussion led by IU Professor Nikki Pohl. Before you leave: compost any leftovers, to be collected by EarthKeepers Community Compost.* RSVP by emailing Molly: [email protected] please, so we are sure to have enough food!

4/11/19 M.A.D. Men of M.U.M. Giving Back to the Community.

The M.A.D. Men of M.U.M. were up and on the job site early this morning at 7am to ensure they got parking to get this job done.  M.U.M. would like to thank Nancy Hutchens and Father Charles at Trinity Episcopal Church in Downtown Bloomington for allowing these M.U.M. Men to get their beautiful garden ready for Spring and Summer!  Daymon, Rick, Micah, and Nehemiah were blessed and honored to help with this project!

Special recognition goes out to M.A.D. Man of M.U.M. Micah Wallace (pictured at left) for doing double duty by assisting at Trinity Episcopal and volunteering with St. Vincent DePaul to help families in need start new lives! 

Special thanks goes out to Kevin and his entire staff at Sunbelt Rentals Bloomington for assisting the M.A.D. Men of M.U.M. through equipment safety training!
MUM Supports Bowling for Kids Sake 4-15-18
MUM was sponsored to support the Big Brother Big Sisters program by attending the Bowl for Kids Sake event.  There was over $8,000 raised at the event while everyone had a great time bowling and crossed their fingers in hopes of winning door prizes.  The MUM participants brought their children and were able to spend quality time as a group.  
Trinity Training 3-2-18
MUM attended the food preparation at Trinity Church as they prepare for the Sunday meal that they offer to those who are less fortunate.  Beginning in April, MUM will asssist with the food preparation adn serving of the meal on the first Sunday of every month.  This is another opportunity for the participants in MUM to give back to the community while getting involved with church activities. 


Several guys that have been giving their time to M.U.M. have been attending Toastmasters meetings with John Pederson who has been a Toastmaster for a long time.  Mr. Pederson made a committment to help those in M.U.M. build their communication skills as well as their confidence.  
1-29-18 Haircuts
The haircuts were done at the M.U.M. office on this day by one of the men who has been volunteering his time to M.U.M.  
1-23-18 Haircuts
On Teusday, M.U.M. offered its second round of haircuts.  There were six men that were able to go.
M.U.M Inagural  Haircut 1-8-18
Today M.U.M offered it's first round of haircuts.  Participants signed up  at the Shalom Center where they were picked up and transported to and from the barber shop.  The barber (Terry) had coffee, soft music, the HT and a warm greeting.  Terry himself had at one time experienced homelessness due to addiction and was elated to be able to reach out to others. Not only offering a haircut but more importantly hope to those trapped in this cycle.
The hope of the haircuts is to raise confidence in these men and women as they move on in their lives. Terry offered a free follow up cut to those that gain employment.  We not only would like to thank Terry for offering his barber skills, but we thank him for the hope that he shared with each man that sat in his chair.   We look forward to our next visit!  And we want to offer people the chance to support this program through donations on our website!