Monday, April 23, 2012

Help a Mother on Mother's Day

Can you imagine not having enough diapers for your baby?

Sadly this is the case for more moms than we like to imagine. In 2010, an estimated 22% of California children lived below the FederalPoverty Level (FPL) of $22,113 annually for a family of four with two children.

  • 1 in 3 families in the U.S. struggle to buy diapers for their children 
  • Most free/subsidized childcare programs require parents to provide disposable diapers 
  • You cannot use Food stamps or WIC for diapers 
  • For many families in crisis this can mean being forced to choose between buying diapers or other basic needs like shelter, food, and medicine.

Help A Mother Out (HAMO), a non-profit dedicated to providing diapers for homeless and low income families, has launched a national Mother’s Day Call To Action with a goal to raise $30,000 to support the work to get diapers to families in need.

Help a Mother Out needs YOUR HELP!

Start your own fundraiser - You can join their efforts by starting your own fundraiser or holding a diaper drive for a social service in your community

Donate - anyone who donates during April 15 - May 13 can send a Mother's Day gift card as a lovely gift.


  1. Thanks for Sharing Shelby, I can't even imagine having to make a decision whether buying diapers or paying for my gas bill. Thank you for getting the word out.

    1. I could not either. Thank you for all your support!

  2. Such a wonderful cause - and it's become my new favorite baby shower & first birthday gift! Most babies I know get what they need & beyond, so it feels great to donate to another baby on these occasions, and most moms love it.

    1. What a great idea to give them as baby gifts! I could not agree with you more - thank you Amelia!

  3. WHat a great cause! Diapers became a strange hobby of mine when my son was a baby (don't judge, they were cloth...okay that still sounds weird) I can't imagine not having the option of diapers period. That is not right.

  4. How awful to have to choose between what I consider to be essential items. I think what HAMO is doing is so wonderful

  5. wow! it's such a great cause! Thanks so much for sharing!

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