Ways to Support MAM

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Together, we build a caring community!


Make a Monetary Donation

When you give generously, you are participating in the mission of MAM—to help our neighbors to become self-sufficient. 90% of every dollar raised at MAM directly benefits programs to help families in need in our community.  

Make a donation

Support or Host a Drive

Every day MAM helps families stay in their homes and teaches the skills they need to take care of themselves.  Once basic needs are met, we look for other ways to help - school clothing, gifts for Christmas, household cleaners and hygiene supplies.

Attend an Event

MAM holds various event throughout the year to give our community a chance to know use even better. Whether it's a small virtual event or a large fundraiser, we hope you'll plan to join us.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers help MAM to serve the community in all of MAM’s program areas. Volunteers have been the backbone of the organization since 1983. 

Shop & Donate at MAM Resale

New and gently used donations are vital to MAM and the families we serve. Purchases from the Resale store support MAM programs to help families become stable and self-sufficient.

Shop on Amazon

Shop on AmazonSmile and a portion of your purchase (of qualifying items) benefits MAM. Just add MAM as your charity of choice.

Resource Development Staff

Sandy Staffeld

Vice President of Resource Development

(713) 574-7535

Joined MAM in 2010


Raised in a small town of 200, Sandy learned the true value of ‘neighbors helping neighbors’ at an early age. It is no surprise she began a career with the non-profit sector.


Sandy is inspired by helping donors find a charitable investment that matches what is near and dear to their heart. She has raised funds for special needs and neglected children, long-term care for the elderly, community healthcare and family services. Today, Sandy and her team are focused upon creating donor relationships that will enrich the quality of life for struggling families throughout Houston.


Fun Fact: Natives of Upper Peninsula of Michigan are referred to as “Yoopers." Ask Sandy to show you where she grew up and she will create the State of Michigan with her hands!

Pete Zagone

Director of Volunteer Engagement Services

(713) 574-7538

Taylor Brock

Development Director

(713) 468-4516 ext. 142

Joined MAM in 2019


A native Houstonian, Taylor has worked in the development field for over 6 years, most recently in higher education. She is excited to return to a non-profit and share all the services and programs that MAM has to offer with donors.

Fun Fact: Taylor loves to travel, watch her KU Jayhawks on the basketball court, and read.

Kristen Culhane

Development Specialist

(713) 468-4516 ext. 188

Joined MAM in 2020

Bio coming soon

Veronica Garcia Luke

Marketing & Communications Specialist

(713) 468-4516 ext. 107

Joined MAM in 2011


Referred to by her coworkers as “Logo-Cop,” Veronica works behind the scenes developing clever and creative ways to visually communicate MAM’s mission, upholding the organization’s high branding standards, and ensuring events run smoothly.

Like many non-profit employees, she fell in to this career because she wanted to work in a place that helps people.

Fun Fact: Veronica is a proud native Houstonian, loves to travel, and a fan of Manchester United Football Club.

Katherine Jeschke

Grant Writer

(713) 468-4516 ext. 171

Joined MAM in 2020


Serving as the grant writer for MAM, Katherine is passionate about sharing the mission and services provided to her neighbors in the Spring Branch and Memorial communities. She has worked in development for over 4 years and enjoys being able to help others and give back to her community.


Fun Fact: Katherine enjoys crafting, walking her dog Baylee, and spoiling her niece and nephew.

Adrianne McGee

Volunteer Coordinator, Programs

(713) 266-8777 ext. 13

Bill Ogden

Community Liaison

(713) 468-4516 ext. 161

Joined MAM in 2019


After practicing business law in Houston since 1977, and running his own firm for 25 years, Bill retired in September 2019 and came to MAM to increase his volunteer hours, where he had served as a job coach for five years. When asked if he had any previous nonprofit experience, Bill replied, “Well, some, yes, but not on purpose.”


Bill’s volunteer hours instilled in him a deep admiration for MAM’s people and programs. He likes to tell friends that his Encore Career “beats lawyerin’ by a country mile.”

Fun Fact: Bill is a proud dad to 4 wonderful adult kids, all in Houston, and an even prouder grandpa to 9 grandchildren, whom he spoils shamelessly.

Pam Shirk

Volunteer Coordinator, Programs

(713) 574-7540

Stephanie Tippitt

Volunteer Coordinator, Resale

(713) 468-4516 ext. 148

Main Office (Spring Branch): 1625 Blalock Road, Houston, TX 77080  |  (713) 468-4516

West Houston Office: 2424 Wilcrest Road #120, Houston, TX 77042  |  (713) 266-8777

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MAM is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.