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 working 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), is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit exempt organization.
CML was founded to enhance the quality of life of children and families,throughout
the nation, and to enhance the services of those organizations providing critical
needs to children and families.
We use the word gifts, rather than assistance, because these families are given gifts
to reward their efforts in coping with overwhelming financial challenges, on a daily
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
individual needs of the moms and dads, the individual needs of the children and the
needs of the family unit, as a whole.
Families may be referred to receive a gift or to participate in a CML program, referral
families must meet the family criteria, described on the Referral Page.
Gifts are also distributed to: 1) homeless shelters, 2) transitional housing shelters,
3) organizations supporting homeless and needy children/families and 4) housing complexes,
neighborhood churches, neighborhood community centers and day care centers/schools,
located in low-income communities