A Message from Our Executive Director
Bruce C. Murison
In 1993 Tony Triglione had the vision to start a charity to give beds, furniture and household essentials, free of charge, to people in need.
He and his office staff came up with the name Mission of Deeds. Two years later Tony asked his friend Al Longo to help us develop a logo. The result of that process, our helping hands, was the symbol of our work for all that time.
During those 27 years, the hard working hands of our volunteers, and the wonderful support of our donors, have furnished about 15,000 households in need. Let me repeat that …15,000 households or about 40,000 adults and children who had been homeless or in other difficult situations.
Yet, as successful as we are, we continually think about how to renew and refresh the organization to prepare for the future. A couple of years ago we decided it was time for a new look.
The first things we considered were our logo, our colors and our tag line. We wanted to modernize our look but also pay homage to Tony and our past. I wish I could say it was a quick and easy process. It was not, but earlier this year we crossed the finish line.
The new logo came about because of the creativity, collaboration and perseverance of the team that made it happen. This included Jody Collins Skinner who led the effort in every way, Donna Snow, Paula Goss, Sharon Petersen and Jan Triglione, with important input from Art Triglione and the entire Board of Directors, as well as the superb talent and patience of our graphic designer, Karen Lynch.
The same team worked with the awesome, creative and energetic Judie Hart and Tim McCall to launch our new website that also debuted this year. Please check it out at www.missionofdeeds.org where you will see the new logo and much, much more.
Yet no matter who made it happen, the logo belongs to, and personifies, each and every one of you, our donors and volunteers. Your loving hearts and hard working hands infuse and inspire every single thing that Mission of Deeds has ever done and will ever do.
Let’s appreciate and celebrate who we are – a community of people joined together for the timeless purpose of neighbors helping neighbors, not because some bureaucracy tells you to, or because some rule or regulation says you have to, but simply because you want to. Mission of Deeds happens because of each of you.
One man’s vision launched an organization whose work and values spread furthr and further, every day, as you furnish more homes and change more lives.
Being age 27 makes our charity a millenial, but we look to the future with the enthusiasm of a child, and, like the child, with the feeling that, for Mission of Deeds, the best is yet to come.
For making that future possible, and for all you do, you have our thanks.