Are you a MoveOn.Org Member?

If so please consider nominating Help A Mother Out (HAMO) to MoveOn.Org as a worthy organization that’s helping people during this time of economic crisis. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, December 21st, at 9 a.m. EST. So don’t hesitate, do it now. I should note that I am a HAMO volunteer, in fact HAMO is completely volunteer run.

Here is a nice little blurb to speed your experience to nanoseconds. You can just cut and paste in the nomination form:
Our name: Help A Mother Out

Our URL: http://www.helpamotherout.org/

Is there anything else you’d like to tell us: Help a Mother Out (HAMO) is a nationally recognized grassroots organization dedicated to increasing access to diapers for families in need. Started by two moms (March, 2009) with an initial investment of $100, this one time diaper drive has developed into an innovative non profit raising both diapers (nearly half a million to date) and awareness. We advocate for long term change in federal social safety net programs, as no program (e.g., food stamps, WIC) currently includes diapers. Our vision is a day when every baby has an adequate supply of diapers.

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The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, December 21st, at 9 a.m. EST. After nominations are submitted, MoveOn members will vote on which organizations to promote to the entire MoveOn membership for an end-of-the-year fundraiser. Voting will open on December 22nd—keep an eye out for an email announcement, and for details on how to vote.

Just a few of the reasons why we think you should nominate us (Help A Mother Out):

* Since March, 2009 we’ve collected nearly half a million diapers for homeless and low income families who have been hit hard by the economic downturn.
* We aspire to be the MoveOn/MomsRising of the diaper cause!
* We’re working hard with other public policy advocates to realize the vision of a day when diapers are included in federal safety net programs such as like WIC or Food Stamps.
* You’ve heard of non profits operating on a shoe string budget? Well, ours is more like a dental floss budget. We are an all volunteer mom-run organization and your nomination would make a huge difference in raising awareness for our cause.

Thanks for nominating us to MoveOn.org!

From this parent to you with much gratitude

ps. If you’re in Tucson and are interested in helping with some Help A Mother Out events please let me know in the comments. I have a few ideas for this Spring that I think will be lots of fun and will be supporting our local Diaper Bank.

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