Babies need diapers. Help a Mother Out This Mother’s Day – April 16 – May 13

Apr 17, 12 Babies need diapers. Help a Mother Out This Mother’s Day –  April 16 – May 13

I’ve join forces with Help A Mother Out (HAMO) and several mom bloggers to form Help a Mother Out LA Advisory Council.  Our goal is to help raise awareness and funds for diaper for children during Mother’s day.  This initiative is very important to me, not only because  of their passion to help others but because this nonprofit is helping to meet the basic needs of local families.  Do you know anyone that needs diapers?

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.   WE NEED YOUR HELP!

I was originally introduced to HAMO at an event about a year ago.. The event supported women entrepreneurs, but the benefiting nonprofit, HAMO really stuck with me that day. I made a mental note to find out more about the program and meet the people behind the nonprofit.  I wanted to hear the founders story and understand the passion that drove her to start this grassroots nonprofit.  The program is run by real life mothers who have a genuine concern to help babies in need of diapers.

Several months later I was honored to meet the founder of Help A Mother Out (HAMO) and today this nonprofit is near and dear to my heart.  

HAMO has a desire to ensure that mothers with economic hardships have the opportunity to provide diapers to their children.   I remember the expression on the founder’s face as she shared how she raised thousands of diapers during her first diaper drive only to realize that it made a minor dent in the total need of diapers needed.  This is what led her to start HAMO.   HAMO needs our help to ensure every child has access to diapers.   Can you imagine not having enough diapers for your baby?  Sadly this is the case for more moms than we like to imagine.  I certainly can relate.

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.

Diaper NEED Facts:
  • 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.
  • Just $20 will buy diapers for a baby for one week.

Here is how you can help:

Give diapers and contribute to HAMO work to raise awareness and change policies.

Start a diaper drive in your community or raise funds for the cause.

Spread the word about this little known, but growing problem.

You can start supporting this initiative by donating or simply helping us spread the word with a Tweet or Facebook share.  Stand alongside us and support this cause!

8 Comments

  1. what a great way to spend mother’s day! every mama needs diapers, no matter their social-economic situation.

  2. I love this! I cloth diapered and it turned into an obsession, diapers are always on the brain. The thought that a mom has to go without diapers is absolutely horrific.

  3. I love this!! I would love to help.

  4. shannoncolleary /

    What a great cause. I knew you had a kind face. xo

  5. Wonderful cause. Thanks for reminding me and spreading the word. I’d like to help

  6. domesticcrusader /

    Such a great cause. I am going to make a donation! Thank you!

  7. Nicole /

    Ok so where do I go to get help with buying diapers? I am out for my 14 month old and the money just isnt there. I wish there were options for getting cloth diapers too. then I would not have to buy any ever again!

  8. HAMO is an agency that is dear to my heart. As the agency came to be when I had a son in diapers and realized the true cost of diapering a child. Great work Lisa, the volunteers and donators!

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