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Help a Mother Out® This Mother's Day

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In honor of Mother's Day, we have partnered with Help a Mother Out® and will be donating 15% of our net sales from now until May 13th.
 
This amazing organization works to improve baby and family well-being by increasing access to diapers for families in need. Help a Mother Out® distribute diapers to families in need through a network of social service partners including voluntary home visiting programs, facilitated parent support groups, family resource centers, and public health departments. We also advocate for the inclusion of diapers in the social safety net. Their vision is a day when every baby has a healthy supply of diapers.                                              
                                                                             
It all started in 2009 when Lisa Truong saw an Oprah segment featuring a middle-class family who’d lost their jobs, then their home, and were living in a shelter with their young children. That story inspired Lisa and her friend Rachel Fudge—who were both new mothers—to find a way to lend a hand. As they reached out to family service agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, they learned that the number-one need wasn’t clothing, blankets, or even food. The biggest need was diapers—which aren’t covered under social-safety-net programs like WIC or food stamps and are in short supply. So Lisa and Rachel organized a Mother’s Day donation drive to collect diapers and wipes for local agencies. In one month, they collected more than 15,000 diapers via social networks, mom blogs, as well as their real-world networks of mothers’ groups, local parenting stores, and play spaces. Surprised and awed by the overwhelming community support—and humbled by the breadth of need in California and across the country—they decided to nurture this seed of an idea into a truly grassroots movement.
 
If you would like to help out, double your impact by donating by Mother’s Day. The Ellebie Mathis Fund at the East bay Community Foundation will be generously matching all tax- deductible donations dollar for dollar (up to $5000.) To learn more on how to you can help, click here.
 
Help a Mother Out® is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. You can visit www.helpamotherout.org from more information.

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