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Words from Friends: MOM Gets a Hand from Iconica’s Volunteers

This article was written by MOM to appear in the Middleton Times-Tribune.

Because of an urgent need to expand services for the people in Middleton, in March of 2013, Middleton Outreach Ministry,  (MOM) moved into our new facilities. This quick move, followed by a Capital Campaign, meant that we only had time to make the most urgent improvements and that other important improvements still needed to be addressed.

Our Wisconsin weather proved the need for awnings over the front doors at the office and the Distribution Center entryways. We knew this should be done for the safety of our clients, volunteers, donors, and staff.

“Iconica wanted to support MOM’s efforts to end hunger and prevent homelessness in the community. We were so grateful when they offered to build and install new awnings on our building. It’s because of generous people like Jim Pientka, President of Iconica, and the many dedicated employees who came out to MOM to build the awnings— even during harsh weather conditions, that we can make sure everyone in our community has what they need to feel secure and have hope for the future. We and those we serve couldn’t be more thankful!” said Al Ripp, Executive Director of MOM.

 Al Ripp--Left, Jim Pientka--Right, by one of the awnings Iconica built.
Al Ripp–Left, Jim Pientka–Right, by one of the awnings Iconica built.

Jim Pientka, President of Iconica, added, “I believe that supportive organizations like MOM are vital to a happy and healthy community. When this opportunity was presented to us, I knew that we could offer what was needed to ensure the safety of the hundreds of people who come to MOM each week. We were honored to be able to assist.”

MOM is just $300,000 away from the final Capital Campaign goal. For more information, visit All investments in the Building Hope, Strengthening Capital Campaign, will help MOM eliminate a long-term mortgage and allow us to redirect those funds to help more people with more services.

Middleton Outreach Ministry MOM is a local non-profit organization that leads a community-wide effort to prevent homelessness and end hunger by providing food, clothing, housing assistance, emergency financial assistance, seasonal help such as school supplies, and special services for seniors. MOM hosts the largest Food Pantry in Dane County that serves a localized service area. In 2015, MOM distributed 1.3 million pounds of food.

Iconica is a fully integrated design and build firm that works in an agile way to minimize risk and deliver exceptional commercial building projects to its clients. This company provides innovative business space solutions and enhances the quality of living in the communities it touches. Dedicated to the improvement of lives through creating spaces that serve people, Iconica’s team members were honored to help MOM— an organization that improves the lives of its neighbors. To find out more about the team that made it happen visit

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