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MIFA’s Something Good in Memphis campaign is designed to celebrate those who make Memphis better, whether it’s the stranger who helps change your flat tire in the rain or a human services pioneer who changes the lives of a hundred poor Memphians. Sometimes people tend to focus on the bad and forget the good, but we see reminders of the good in Memphis every day!


Nominating is quick and easy – just fill out our simple form! Nominate friends, neighbors,and colleagues whose daily efforts or remarkable deeds embody the spirit of positive action in our community.Thank you for being a part of the good in Memphis!


MIFA's vision: Uniting the community through service. MIFA's mission: Supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. MIFA's values: Welcome and respect all people. Act with integrity. Value individual initiative and ability. Serve individuals and the community as an act of faith. Balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices.





the good in memphis

Clyde Carson turns jury duty into a positive experience for Memphians!


I was recently summoned for jury duty, and little did I know what a treat I was in for. The entire process was very well organized, and I feel certain that had everything to do with the Chairman for the Board of Jury Commissioners, Mr. Clyde Carson. Mr. Carson showed great respect to all of the participants by taking time to proactively answer every conceivable question that anyone could possibly ask. He also went to great strides to make you feel that it was an honor and a duty to serve on a jury. And on a creative note, he turned this obligation into an opportunity to allow participants to donate blood for their fellow Memphians. He shared that this effort had been very successful and 15% of Memphis jurors had donated blood during their jury service (this is 10% above the city average).


He also brought humor to the normally tedious process, and he even encouraged all of us to make the most of the wonderful gift of life we had each been given. This one man comes in contact with thousands of Memphians each month. Instead of “just” doing his job, he goes above and beyond to make others feel respected and is always looking for an opportunity to serve others. He is a fantastic role model and a positive influence within our community. Nominated by Peggy Walker.

Posted by Thomas Robinson at 3:34 PM


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