Did you know 22% of all children under five years old in the U.S. live in poverty and one out of every three families struggle to afford diapers. These statistics are overwhelming! Access to diapers is a critical resource because it helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Healthy kids don’t have painful diaper rash, fever, loss of appetite or vomiting, herpes, staphylococci, urinary tract infections, jaundice or renal failure. Clean diapers make the whole family smile.
On Wednesday, March 6 at 11am several influential women will be joining forces for a Help A Mother Out, KarmaWell Facebook Chat. We’ll be discussing parenthood and shopping (and charity too!) It will be fun and good for your soul.
Help A Mother Out is a charity that is near and dear to my heart because they do so may positive things to help families in need. Help a Mother Out (HAMO for short) was formed with $100 in the spring of 2009 in reaction to media reports about the economic crisis’s effect on young children, families, and mothers, in particular the growing numbers of homeless children and families in California. Reaching out to San Francisco Bay Area shelters, co-founders Lisa Truong and Rachel Fudge learned that the number-one need was not baby blankets, clothing, or even food but diapers—which are not covered under social-safety net programs like WIC or food stamps. So they decided to organize a Mother’s Day diapers-and-wipes donation drive to benefit a dozen agencies serving low-income and homeless families throughout California. Today they collect and donate hundreds of thousands of diapers to families in need. 1,042,452 diapers since May, 2009!
Facebook Chat Details
What: KarmaWell joins HAMO to chat about shopping, motherhood, charity donations, and the Karma Well app
When: Wednesday, March 6, 11:00 AM 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Where: HAMO’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/helpamotherout
RSVP HERE: Help A Mother Out Facebook Chat
Why: Because We Need Your Help. You can change lives. Invest in women and children.
Who to follow:
Kate Wilkinson Founder RetroModernMom.com
Ana L. Flores – CoFounder SpanglishBaby.com / Founder Latina Bloggers Connect, Inc
Yvonne Condes – Editor and coFounder of MomsLA.com
Eva Smith – Editor Tech Food Life Blog / Entrepreneur
Heather Flett and Whitney Moss Rookie Moms
Kim Tracy Prince HAMO Los Angeles Chapter Manager
Lisa Truong HAMO cofounder
More About KarmaWell:
KarmaWell has partnered with HAMO to do this Facebook chat. Karma Well is an app you install on your desktop browser that will make it so that any time you make a purchase on a website, a percentage of your purchase is automatically donated to the charity of your choice.