One of the goals of More Than Moms is to support our community. Typically around mothers day we have a large diaper drive for local families in need. But like everything else, COVID-19 threw a wrench in those plans.
Our advocacy director, Allie Waring, was in contact with the Department of Family and Child Services back in December when we adopted families and purchased needed items and Christmas gifts as a group. The DFCS reached out to Allie once again a few weeks ago. They had families struggling due to COVID-19 and wanted to know if we were interested in helping.
Because of COVID-19 we collected all donations from our members digitally. The total was a $420! This allowed us to purchase digital gift cards which were sent to three families at $140 each.
Our group feels so grateful that we were able to complete an advocacy project in lieu of the diaper drive. This particular project allowed our members to help a family in need from the comfort of our homes.
Beyond the group sanctioned project, several of our members are essential workers and are making sure our community continues to run smoothly. Several members are making masks at an amazing rate to help protect our local workers and families. We are so proud to call these members our friends.
While we miss getting together in person and letting our kids run freely on the playgrounds, we have been having socials for the moms on Zoom. One of our board members hosted a wine seminar via Zoom. Another board member is hosting a virtual trivia night soon. We have also had a group video chat to catch up and enjoy adult conversations.
We hope you are all staying healthy and social distancing!