Moms Helping Moms (MHM) is a baby supply and diaper bank that provides low-income families in New Jersey with the essential baby items that they need to give their children a safe, healthy and happy start. Founded in 2011, MHM has distributed over one million diapers across New Jersey along with hundreds of thousands of other baby items including hygiene products, clothing, strollers and books.
The annual cost of diapers alone can reach $1,000. Every diaper that is provided to a low-income child means that families have more financial resources to put towards housing, food and utilities. A supply of diapers also enables children to attend daycare allowing parents to attend work or school. Together with our supporters we are working to end diaper need and fight childhood poverty in NJ.
MHM has four programs to help us achieve our mission of keeping babies safe, healthy and happy. Below you can read more about each and learn ways to get involved and help us fight childhood poverty.
HEALTHY START FOR BABIES PROGRAM: MHM distributes 350,000+ critical essentials to 19,000+ individuals per year, including 200,000+ diapers per year. Essentials include diapers, wipes, clothes, shoes, blankets, hygiene items, pack n plays, strollers, and more.
EARLY LITERACY PROGRAM: MHM distributes literature in English and Spanish to parents/caregivers on the importance of early reading, talking and singing with children. We also ensure that each child we serve receives at least one book with every wish list fulfillment.
DENTAL PROGRAM: Through partnerships with local Dentists, in 2018 MHM began distributing kid’s toothbrushes and toothpaste, as well as literature about proper dental hygiene to our families.
ADVOCACY PROGRAM: MHM engages in advocacy and awareness-building efforts related to diaper need. We organize diaper drives in our local communities to highlight the importance of this issue and encourage people to donate diapers or dollars to make an impact. We also participate in Diaper Need Awareness Week and received six diaper need proclamations from local elected officials in 2018.
Founded in 2011
Moms Helping Moms Foundation is a baby supply and diaper bank serving low-income and vulnerable children 0-5 who live in New Jersey.
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