Moms Helping Moms Foundation (MHM), a New Jersey baby supply and diaper bank, will be getting help from local businesses this year as the COVID-19 health crisis continues to prevent the hosting of in-person volunteer events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
The following businesses are available to members of the community as drop off locations for donations of new packages of diapers, wipes and baby hygiene products:
-Atlas Marble and Granite, 44 Fadem Rd., Springfield
-Keller Williams, 488 Springfield Ave., Summit
-Kidville, 30 Maple St., Summit
-Lou's Automotive, 2460 Plainfield Ave., Scotch Plains
-Ono Bowls, 107 Quimby St., Westfield
-Sprouts Consignment, 322 Main St., Madison
-Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit
- The Bar Method, 7 Bank St., Summit
-Village Babies, 401 Valley St., South Orange
Barbara Lewis (pictured), a realtor with Keller Williams, states, "I have been inspired by Moms Helping Moms’ and their mission since meeting Founder Bridget Cutler as a recipient of the Suburban Chamber of Commerce 9th Annual Community Service Award. The mission of the organization is to assist moms living in poverty in New Jersey with diapers and basic childcare supplies. Now more than ever we need to support women and children of our community who have the most basic needs. I can't think of a better organization to support during this pandemic, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, or ANY DAY!"
MHM relies heavily on individual in-kind donations and community sponsored diaper drives. These programs have been greatly reduced due to current COVID-related restrictions.
“One in three families struggle with diaper need during normal times. In response to the COVID crisis, in 2020 we distributed double the number of diapers that we did in 2019. We expanded our partnerships with local social service agencies and have reached families in counties that we did not previously cover. We hope to be able to provide as much assistance as we can, but we can’t do it alone,” states Bridget Cutler. “We are so grateful to the local businesses who are assisting us in our mission to provide children in NJ with a healthy, happy start to life by getting them the basics they deserve.”
To learn more, please visit momshelpingmomsfoundation.org .