A Special Mother’s Day -Marking the 2nd Anniversary of HAMO

Happy Mother's Day Card from Help A Mother Out.org

Italy stuff to follow soon. I’ve been a bit out of the loop recently and so negligent on something very, VERY, VERY important. Help A Mother Out has a huge fundraising drive this May. If you’re not already in the know about Help A Mother Out the basic gist is this:
Help A Mother Out is a group dedicated to increasing access to diapers for families in need. Started by two moms (my friends, Lisa and Rachel) with a modest investment of $100, and primarily through the use of free social media tools, this one time diaper drive has quickly evolved into a nationally-recognized grassroots organization raising diapers and advocating for long term change. Our vision is a day when every baby has an adequate supply of diapers.

I got involved back in 2009 when Help A Mother Out started and while we were in Italy, so it is fitting to be back here again and cheering the group from on online!

I’m just going to quote straight from Help A Mother Out about this May’s Drive and hope you will take a moment to Help A Mother Out.

This Mother’s Day we are issuing a public appeal for help in raising much needed funds so that we may continue to operate our diaper program.

Our goal is to raise $25K before May 31st. We are nearly half way there.

Funds raised between now and May 31st will be dedicated to building our safety net fund, addressing diaper need nationwide and in California.

Help Us Get an Extra 100,000 Diapers!

GREAT news for all of you who have already contributed! Last Thursday we were offered a diaper matching challenge from our friends at Huggies.

If we can reach our fundraising goal of $25K by May 31st, Huggies will match our efforts with 100,000 DIAPERS. AMAZING news? We have already raised $10K! Thanks in no small part to many of YOU who have already chipped in.

Will you help us reach our goal?

This is your generosity in action:

“My client’s are very thankful when they have an urgent need for diapers. I’ve had many client’s who struggles especially towards the end of the month with money, and they have a sense of peace knowing they can come to us during times of emergency.”

– Community Health Worker

“We are able to provide diapers to families who are often unable to secure the most basic of needs. The diapers help them know that at least they are able to keep their babies healthy and prevent skin problems caused by dirty diapers. It also helps empower families to feel like they are good parents because they are able to care for the most basic of needs for their children that are unmet by other services like housing and food resources.”

– Social Worker

Oh, and for those of you wanting a little insight into my initial involvement in this group and the link to the Italy blog. Check it out.

PS. I know I still have to write about Swap-O-Rama, but of course now I’m thinking about ways the AZ supporters of Help A Mother Out can help raise the funds for the matching challenge. You know, in the last two weeks of May as we prepare for the home study. Ha ha ha. Suggestions gladly taken.

Post PS. Can you please share the word about the Help A Mother Out (HAMO) mission & challenge on your blogs, twitter and facebook accounts. HAMO is on Twitter here, Facebook here, and blogs here.

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