Join Us For Help A Mother Out Facebook Chat #HAMO

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.

Comfort Plus Provides Resources for Families Caring for Family Members or Friends

According to the The State of the Hispanic Caregiver white paper developed by researchers, there are roughly 4,000,000 Hispanics over the age of 65 in the U.S.  There are also currently over 50 million Hispanics in the US.  By 2050, elderly Hispanics share will almost triple to 17 percent from 6 percent in 2005.

When I think of the statistics, I wonder whether or not people will be able to care for their loved ones.  I also wonder how they will be able to care for them. Most importantly I wonder how I will care for my family when they get older.

I recently found out about Comfort Plus.  The company is family-oriented and believes that everyone needs the best service when dealing with the care of their loved ones.  Comfort Plus, Inc. launched www.comfortplusonline.com in March of 2012 with the intentions of making products and services more accessible to at-home caregivers.  Comfort plust also distributes  Tranquility products and provides ample resources and services to help and ease the job of home caregivers

Furthermore, Hispanics have higher rates for the causes of incontinence (diabetes, overweight, Alzheimer’s, etc.) Also, Hispanic women reported more urinary incontinence than did non-Hispanic white women. These higher prevalences were largely associated with diabetes and other physiological issues (Firouz Daneshgari, 2007). 21% of Hispanic caregivers cite that they help their care recipients with dealing with incontinence.

Thanks to Comfort Plus I am prepared when I need to use the services to care for my family.

If you or someone you know is caring for an elderly  family member or friend, visit Comfort Plus at www.comfortplusonline.com.  You can also “Like” Comfort Plus on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Comfort Plus is also currently offering a discount code to my readers: Use LMB2012 at checkout for $10 off any case of Tranquility products.

Disclosure:  This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers andComfortPlus Online However, all opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

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