our storyHelping Mamas was founded in 2014 by two moms who are also social workers and nonprofit professionals. With a combined 30 years of experience, we put our heads together to find a solution. As social workers, we were serving women who desperately needed diapers but couldn’t afford them, used plastic grocery bags when they ran out of diapers, and put their beloved children in the wrong sized car seat because that is all they had. We also saw that all of the services and resources we were trying to deliver to these clients were wasted until their most basic needs were met. It is impossible to give job training or financial literacy skills to a mother who is reusing dirty diapers on her baby. The worry, stress, and anxiety about her child overshadow everything else.

Motherhood is one of the greatest blessings and biggest challenges any woman faces. Being a mother is tough, even with supportive families and plentiful resources. We were overwhelmed thinking of what it would be like in the absence of that support. One thing we did know: all moms love their babies like we love ours and want the best for them. Out of this passion for service and motherhood, Helping Mamas was formed. We connect agencies that serve families in need with baby supplies. In a short time we have grown to serve 50 partner organizations and served over 6,000 children.

Since beginning we have joined two national networks: Baby2Baby National Network and the National Diaper Bank. These agencies help us with best practices, corporate and financial support.

Our story is still growing and shaping and we hope you will be part of it.

A Letter From Our Board Chair

photo katie♣ Thank you for your interest in Helping Mamas, Inc. I am honored to serve as the Board Chair as we move into a phase of growth at Helping Mamas. Thanks to the support of the community we have been able to grow from an organization that began in our founders’ living room to our 2500 square foot location.  The need for essential baby items is so great, but by partnering with our community we are connecting helping mamas to mamas needing help in record time. As we look to our future in the coming year, we aim to bring on new partner agencies, offer expanded services and increase our volunteer engagement. The Board of Directors is working hard to move Helping Mamas forward in our vision to be the baby supply bank.  Together we can make sure that no mother has to choose between diapers and food again. Thank you for your support.

– Katie Platt, Board Chair

Our Board of Directors

Katie Platt, Board Chair
Mallory Even, Owner, Metro Music Therapy
Stephanie Owens, VP and COO of ChildKind Inc
Erika Pope, WellCare
Kerry Wenzel, Attorney, Alston and Bird
Laura Ball, Marketing Executive
Jamie Lackey, CEO Helping Mamas Inc
Maryellen Webber, Community Volunteer
Laurel Tucker, RidgeWorth Investments