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It is true that food, clothing and shelter are the physical necessities of life.  It is also true that the human spirit needs to be nourished and replenished to maintain the coping mechanisms, necessary to cope with challenges of life.


There are millions of parents, throughout the nation, whose incomes are significantly inadequate in meeting their daily living expenses. These moms and dads struggle on a daily basis, in their efforts to provide for their families.


Cherished Memories For A Lifetime (CML), a 501(c)(3) non-profit exempt organization. was founded to enhance the quality of life of financially distressed children and families, throughout the nation.

We realize that a family's financial situation

has a different affect on children, as opposed to moms and dads.

Therefore, in pursuing our mission and vision, our programs and gifts address the unique needs of moms and dads, the unique needs of children and the unique needs of the family unit, as a whole.


Families must be referred by a school or organization to receive a gift or to participate in a CML progra,. Please go to our Referral Page to find out how to refer a family or child. 

CML also enhances the services of organizations providing critical needs to children and families.

Gifts are distributed to:1) homeless shelters, 2) transitional housing shelters, 3) organizations supporting families in need and 4) neighborhood schools, churches and community centers in low-income communities



To NOURISH and REPLENISH the human spirit of homeless and financially distressed families.


To INSPIRE and give HOPE to homeless and financially distressed families.


During the holiday season, homeless families and families in need receive an abundance of support to assist them in having a joyful holiday season.  However, during the other 10 months of the year, these families are still in financial crisis.


CML's Vision is to bring Joy to children and families in need, all year long....providing a needed reprieve from their day to day worries and struggles (even if just for one hour or one day).


It is our Vision that a gift from CML will bring some balance and normalcy into their lives, make their situations more bearable, make their lives more complete, give Hope, and Inspire families to continue the struggle.



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