Current Needs

Many families lack the basic necessities to stay healthy, safe and thrive. Helping Mamas collects the following items new and gently used (except where noted):

Clothing: ages 0-12
Shoes: ages 0-12
Toys
Books
Strollers
Pack and plays
Bathtubs
Highchairs
Bouncy seats, exercausers, swings
Cribs: NEW only due to safety and liability reasons
Car Seats: NEW only due to safety and liability reasons
Diapers and wipes (larger size diapers and pull ups are greatest need)
Breast Pumps: New only due to safety reasons

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buys a box of diapers
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purchases a car seat
$0
helps purchase strollers
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buys a crib for a family in need
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buys diapers for a family for a year!
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Diaper Drives

Host a Diaper Drive to benefit Helping Mamas. Local diaper drives help us collect thousands of diapers.

Whether held at home or workplace, individuals and groups large and small can organize a fun and simple Diaper Drives that has the potential to help hundreds of babies.

Check out our Diaper Drive Tool Kit for great ideas and how to get started!

Baby Showers

Do you already have all you need for your baby, but still want to have a baby shower? Or having your first baby but want to give back?  We’d love for you to consider hosting a baby shower to benefit Helping Mamas. How does it work? Here are some tips:

  • Register! Whether it is your first baby or your fourth, have fun registering! If it is your first baby have a twins baby shower and register for two of everything! Donate the second gift to Helping Mamas.
  • Invitations: Invite your friends and family and let them know you are donating their gifts to Helping Mamas. We can provide tax receipts and information on our agency.

Essentials Drive

So many essential items are not covered by WIC and food stamps. Families we provide supplies for often need the basics:

  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Diaper Cream
  • Towels, blankets and wash cloths

Toy and Book Drives

Did you know that 61% of lower income families have no children’s books in their homes? Middle income children are read to aloud an average of 1,200 hours by the time they reach kindergarten. Low income children are read to about 25 hours.

While toys are fun, they are often tools used to develop large and fine motor skills, increase parental interaction and provide much needed stimulation.  Consider hosting a book or toy drive for Helping Mamas! We will put both new and gently used items into homes that will love and appreciate them!