Throughout the year you have seen many fundraisers posted on our Many Faces of Moebius website, our Moebius Friends and Moebius Friends Support Network Facebook pages. If you ever wondered where those funds go, please continue reading!
Moebius Blessings 2022
When I was a little girl, I remember the holidays as a very stressful situation for my parents, especially my mother. Growing up watching that struggle helped shape me to the person I am today. I find my joy in giving to help others who may also be experiencing similar struggles and situations I grew up in. Three years ago, Moebius Blessings was born as the Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome (MFOMS) Board of Directors discussed the upcoming holidays and the struggles our Moebius families sometimes encounter.
What is Moebius Blessings you ask?
Moebius Blessings is the annual MFOMS campaign to help ease the stress of the holidays for the Moebius families through the generosity of donors throughout the year. Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome provides gifts to families struggling during the holidays. Each child in the family will receive gifts specified by the parent/parents, arriving beautifully wrapped, as well as a loaded stocking for each child. A gift card is provided to each family for a holiday meal to be purchased and shared as they celebrate. The beauty of the campaign; a Moebius parent can apply for the award, or a family member/friend can apply on behalf of the Moebius family they want Blessed. All nominations are held in confidence, allowing the families to enjoy the holidays even more. To apply for the Blessing, the Moebius Blessing form must be filled out completely to be considered. Families will be chosen by need once all applications are received.
Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome will select five (5) families for the Blessings. Since the Covid restrictions have been lifted in most countries MFOMS will be choosing one (1) family outside of the United States this year. The deadline for the application is November 5, 2022. Families will be chosen by, and notified on, November 12, 2022. An interview will be conducted by a Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome Board member with the chosen parent to ensure some wants and needs are fulfilled for each child.
Also, If you would like to sponsor a family for Moebius Blessings, please reach out to me at: Andrea@mfoms.org for more information on how you, too, can Bless a Moebius family. A sponsored family will be above and beyond the five families mentioned above.
The greatest gift to oneself is serving others, and at Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome we strive to serve the Moebius community as best we can, serving with our hearts. The Many Faces of Moebius Syndrome 3rd Annual Moebius Blessings is made possible by the generosity and hearts of our members and donors. Thank you for Blessing these 2022 families with us! We appreciate you all!