Our Story

Kathryn Flores
Mission Moms started like most missions do — with one person’s vision and a commitment to teaching our children to use their time, talent, and hearts to impact a cause greater than themselves. In 2011, our Founder Kathryn Flores saw how much her two boys were arguing over what they felt they should get for that Christmas. Commercials and magazines flooded their innocent souls. They were enamored by all the latest and greatest toys and treasures on the market, and like all children, they wanted everything they saw. What ate at Kathryn’s heart and kept her up most nights, however, was how her children appeared to be taking all that they were fortunate to have at their fingertips for granted. They weren’t thinking of the hundreds of little boys and girls — many of them in nearby neighborhoods and trailer communities — whose parents couldn’t afford to replenish their toy boxes. They didn’t have new shoes every few months, cool backpacks to wear to school every day, or delicious hot meals waiting for them when they got home. Her boys had no concept of what it was like to “go without.”

So she set out to groom her boys into men who will eventually lead great families and make a difference in the lives of less fortunate people. And luckily, she wasn’t alone. With help from family, neighbors, and school counselors, a series of small brainstorming sessions turned into a cleverly orchestrated plan to not only teach area kids of all ages about serving with kindness but also ensure no underprivileged child or family gets left behind. Within days, Mission Moms took on a life of its own.

Our Story

Mission Moms started like most missions do — with one person’s vision and a commitment to teaching our children to use their time, talent, and hearts to impact a cause greater than themselves. In 2011, our Founder Kathryn Flores saw how much her two boys were arguing over what they felt they should get for that Christmas. Commercials and magazines flooded their innocent souls. They were enamored by all the latest and greatest toys and treasures on the market, and like all children, they wanted everything they saw. What ate at Kathryn’s heart and kept her up most nights, however, was how her children appeared to be taking all that they were fortunate to have at their fingertips for granted. They weren’t thinking of the hundreds of little boys and girls — many of them in nearby neighborhoods and trailer communities — whose parents couldn’t afford to replenish their toy boxes. They didn’t have new shoes every few months, cool backpacks to wear to school every day, or delicious hot meals waiting for them when they got home. Her boys had no concept of what it was like to “go without.”

So she set out to groom her boys into men who will eventually lead great families and make a difference in the lives of less fortunate people. And luckily, she wasn’t alone. With help from family, neighbors, and school counselors, a series of small brainstorming ses-sions turned into a cleverly orchestrated plan to not only teach area kids of all ages about serving with kindness but also ensure no underprivileged child or family gets left behind. Within days, Mission Moms took on a life of its own.

Kathryn Flores
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“We should never underestimate the value of a smile and the difference we can make when we wake up to be a change in someone else’s life. At the end of this book, we will see that we are all just broken souls and we have to CHOOSE to do better with the time we’ve been gifted, surround ourselves with people that make us better, and reclaim our own purpose to inspire and share hope. This mission may have started with moms and children. But it is so much more than that. It’s our community coming together, and it’s because of the energy of good people that we are fortunate to  continue making extraordinary change for people who truly deserve a helping hand.” – Kathryn Flores

More than just MOMS — a community on a mission of kindness

There are so many fabulous causes and ways to give back, but seeing the needs here, in our backyard, was simply shocking — particularly when it came to families who could not provide meals for themselves and their children. Hunger is a gateway to significant obstacles in the lives of vulnerable children, and it’s a problem that is often overlooked and underserved.

Consider these shocking statistics:

  • Of the roughly 32,000 students in Denton ISD, 46% qualify for the state-funded free and reduced lunch program.
  • The numbers are just as staggering in Lewisville, where 45% of the district’s 52,000 students receive free and reduced meals.

At the decade anniversary for Mission Moms in 2020, we set an aggressive goal to serve 2,000 families at the annual Holiday Bless-ings, up from 1,200 in 2019. And we continue to grow to meet the needs of our community. Covering nearly 26 schools and several districts, we rely on continuous cooperation with Communities in Schools of North Texas, district liaisons, counselors, social services, superintendents, as well as local and state governments. Each family’s challenge is the center of their universe, so their struggles are met with grace and tenderness. Volunteer children donate, sort, and distribute all items. Adults also volunteer and serve by constantly teaching children during the mission. The public gatherings give caring people an opportunity to interact with one another and build a rapport that will be useful in future projects.

The many stories of gratitude melt the hearts of all of us that played a part in making others’ lives a little easier to manage.

More help is needed, though. Children are adjusting to a new school year with COVID-19, and families continue to fall on even more difficult times through job losses and illnesses and don’t have the means to stock up on food by themselves.

We hope our missions will energize area residents, businesses, and organizations to begin reaching out to those who have met challenging circumstances and give them the kindness we have been fortunate and blessed enough to experience.

our vision

Our Vision

Our vision at Mission Moms is to meet families in need where they are and provide compassionate, heartfelt blessings from real people who want nothing more than to serve and go above and beyond to better the world around them. The gratitude from families who receive our gifts as well as equally heartwarming stories from volunteers whose lives are forever changed is enough to tug at your heartstrings, take your breath away, and make you want to join the cause. We are all so blessed to teach our children and community to give. One child at a time, and one person at a time, we can make a difference!

That’s what Mission Moms is all about: TEACH. SERVE. ACT.

Board of Directors

Kathryn Flores

KATHERYN FLORES
FOUNDER

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ANDREI POPA
TREASURER

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JILL ADAMS
SOCIAL SERVICES

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BECCA HOBBY
LISD COMMUNITY SERVICES

Karma Nelson

KARMA NELSON
DISD COMMUNITY SERVICES

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BRANDY HUNT
OUTREACH MISSIONS

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TANYA POPA
OUTREACH MISSIONS

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SHANA COBBS
OUTREACH MISSIONS

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TINA STOWERS
OUTREACH MISSIONS