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Moms Helping Moms Foundation Recipient of National Funds for Change Grant

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Huggies donated over 20,000 diapers to the Moms Helping Moms Foundation
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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Moms Helping Moms Foundation the community-based not-for-profit organization that distributes diapers to babies living in low-wage families in the New Jersey area, has been selected as one of 29 national recipients of the inaugural Funds for Change grant awarded by the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN).

“NDBN’s Funds for Change grants help diaper banks reach more families by investing in organizations that we recognize as growing community assets and strengthening that investment with technical support for nonprofit organizations through our national network,” said Susan Van Ness, director of programs at National Diaper Bank Network.  “NDBN is very pleased to present Moms Helping Moms Foundation with a $2500 grant to further its effort to help families in New Jersey.” 

According to Bridget Cutler, President of Moms Helping Moms Foundation, the grant will be used to build out their office space to allow for more inventory storage and to streamline their operational procedures. 

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“Having the money to reorganize our space and to purchase more shelving and bins will allow us not only to take in more inventory, but will also make the process of putting bags together for our clients much more efficient and safe.  The improved safety will allow us to bring more volunteers in to help out.  That coupled with the increased efficiency of our procedures will allow us to serve more clients than we are able to currently.  We are very excited to get started on this project!” says Bridget Cutler, President, Moms Helping Moms Foundation.

In total, NDBN awarded more than $100,000 in grant funding to member diaper banks operating in 21 states. However, the net impact of the Funds for Change exceeds $200,000, as each NDBN grant is matched dollar-for-dollar at the local level. The 29 grants awarded ranged in size from $500 to $10,000 and went to both newly formed and established diaper banks, located in communities throughout the country.

Since its first diaper distribution in 2011, Moms Helping Moms Foundation has helped provide more than 100,000 diapers as well as other essential baby supplies to hundreds of families living in New Jersey.

Moms Helping Moms Foundation continues to help families facing financial distress meet their babies’ basic needs by: 1) providing access to essential baby supplies, and 2) connecting individuals with a variety of services aimed at supporting them during pregnancy and the first three years of parenthood, such as parenting support, child development education, financial literacy, and health and wellness.  If you are interested in donating baby items or would like additional information about the foundation and how you can help, please visit their website http://www.momshelpingmomsfoundation.org/about-us.html.

About the National Diaper Bank Network: The National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN) is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that every child in the U.S. has enough diapers to be clean, dry & healthy. Founded in 2011, the network raises awareness of diaper need (#DiaperNeed) and supports the development and expansion of diaper banks in communities throughout the country. Its active membership includes more than 278 diaper banks, diaper closets and food banks located in 45 states, Guam and the District of Columbia. Huggies® supports NDNB as the founding sponsor, and works to combat diaper need through the Every Little Bottom campaign by donating more than 20 million diapers per year to families in need. More information on NDBN and diaper need is available at www.nationaldiaperbanknetwork.org, and on Facebook (facebook.com/NationalDiaperBankNetwork) and Twitter (@DiaperNetwork).

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