My friend Julie Miner is doing an amazing thing for Mother’s Day. She’s working with sponsors to do a fundraiser for Shelter House, an organization in our area that helps homeless women and women leaving domestic abuse.
I flat out love this idea. Turning Mother’s Day into an opportunity to help other mothers out rings so true to me. Yeah, I love the crafts that come home from preschool and adorn my wall for years after hut I don’t need fancy gifts to celebrate motherhood. I would much rather have my husband and kids make donation in my name to an organization that helps other moms. And in doing so, we can teach my kids about giving back to our communities.
If you are – or have – a mom who’d like to help other moms this Mother’s Day, click through for 8 organizations that help moms!
8 Organizations That Help Moms 1 of 9
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March of Dimes 2 of 9
What better way to pay tribute to a mom who did time in the NICU than by supporting an organization that helps the tiniest babies?
Food Banks 3 of 9
The economy has hit many families hard and moms are having trouble putting food on the table. Find a local food bank and help feed families in your area.
Diaper Banks 4 of 9
A shocking number of families have trouble affording diapers for their babies and young children. Diaper banks help get diapers to moms in need.
YWCA 5 of 9
I'm just starting to learn about all the amazing programs YWCA has to help women get ahead. From job and technoogy training to childcare, this organization is amazing.
Dress for Success 6 of 9
Dress for Success provides career support for women by giving them the most basic element: a professional wardrobe.
World Birth Aid 7 of 9
Women all over the world are giving birth in unsanitary conditions and they and their babies suffer many preventable complications. World birth aid provides clean birth kits - latex gloves, clean scissors, hand sanitizer and more - for women in the developing world.
National Domestic Abuse Hotline 8 of 9
Women facing domestic abuse need support. The National Domestic Abuse Hotline helps women get the assistance they need to get themselves and their kids out of an abusive environment.
Red Cross 9 of 9
I've known so many moms who have needed blood after giving birth. The Red Cross provide blood to blood banks all over the country and helps save lives.
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