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15,000 Diapers!

Diapers galore, by tangobaby.
I think it’s safe to say that our May Diaper Donation Drive was a smashing success: In one month, our supporters donated 15,000 diapers to families in need, plus thousands of travel-sized toiletries and baby wipes. For reference, the photo above shows about 1,500 diapers collected just from drop bins at Natural Resources and SadieDey’s Cafe. Ten times that number is a veritable mountain of diapers. Thanks to the ease of Amazon wishlists, generous folks from around the country were able to participate by simply pointing, clicking, and donating diapers directly to the agency of their choice. In San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, busy parents took time out of their days to drop off diapers and other supplies at collection bins that were frequently overflowing.
We at Help A Mother Out have been awed and overwhelmed by the response to what began as a modest Mother’s Day donation drive. When we first set up Amazon.com wishlists for a couple agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, we had no idea that we would garner supporters statewide, let alone nationwide; we had no idea that we would tap into an inspiring, energizing network of folks across the state  and the country advocating on behalf of poor families; we had no idea we would recruit allies and volunteers from around the world to help us help some mothers out.
Sorting supplies in San Francisco, originally uploaded by tangobaby.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who donated and spread the word, and especially to the following cheerleaders, collaborators, and co-conspirators:

Miss K Raises $177 to Purchase Diapers for Brighter Beginnings

Miss K and her bake sale friend

Miss K and her bake sale friend

Breaking News from HAMO headquarters: High school freshman and micro-philanthropist, Miss K raised $177.00 worth of diaper funds for Brighter Beginnings at her recent high school bake sale.  That roughly equals 1,020 LUVS diapers OR 560 Seventh Generation diapers (via BB Amazon.com wishlist).

BIG Thanks and congratulations to Miss K for Helping Some Mothers Out! We hope your story inspires other young people to contribute their gifts to the cause! Remember to bring some brownies over next time you come to babysit!

Via Miss K:

Last week I decided to host a bake sale to raise money for Brighter Beginnings, one of the non profit agencies that Help A Mother Out is working with. It took a while to set up, I had to make announcements and post fliers around the campus of my school.

I asked my friends to help me sell and bake good at the three bake sales i held that week. The first time around, a Monday, we made the most money, a little over $70. The next two bake sales raised around $100. The experience was so rewarding and absolutely tasty, everybody loved the food and my friend and I enjoyed the baking.

Please take a moment to congratulate  Miss K by posting a comment below.

Mother’s Day is May 10th

Do you know what you are getting that special mom for Mother’s Day?

Buy a mom-in-need a case of diapers, wipes, or tampons and we’ll email you a nifty Mother’s Day ecard you can give to that special mom in your life.

From now until midnight, May 8th, email us, helpamotherout (at) gmail (dot) com, your proof of purchase ($25 or more) off one of our administered Amazon wishlists ($25 ships FREE and DIRECT!), and we’ll send you a swell ecard to forward to your honoree.

Reusing Disposable Diapers


Came across this article on mom’s washing and reusing their disposable diapers:

Welcome to life in Mendota – the unemployment capital of California. With a 41% jobless rate, the town’s social fabric is tearing at the seams. Alcoholism and crime are on the rise. To save money, some mothers wash and re-use disposable diapers. Unemployed men with nothing to do wander the streets and sit on benches.

Does anyone else out there think there is some Terribly wrong with this picture?