Helping Mamas Helps Afghan Refugees
ATLANTA (October 7, 2021) – With over 550,000 Afghans displaced since the beginning of this year, Helping Mamas, Georgia’s sole baby supply bank, is gathering supplies to create welcome kits for Atlanta’s Afghan refugee community. In partnership with New American Pathways, Refugee Women’s Network and Welcoming Atlanta, Helping Mamas is committed to helping those displaced in the Atlanta community.
“It is wonderful to be able to utilize our network to help refugee families,” said Jamie Lackey, CEO and founder of Helping Mamas. “With so many displaced children and mothers in our area, it is important for us to help those in need.”
Helping Mamas is collecting items through an Amazon registry, where donors can purchase items that go directly to supporting Atlanta’s Afghan refugee community. Items needed include hygiene supplies for men, women and children, as well as comfort items such as blankets and soft toys.
Through their warehouse in Norcross, Helping Mamas provides critical baby supply items and necessary period care products. They have served over 120,000 children and have distributed over three million essential baby supply items to families in need.
About Helping Mamas:
Helping Mamas, the sole baby supply bank in the state, was founded in 2014 by Jamie Lackey. After years of working as a social worker and in the nonprofit sector, Lackey saw a gap between the hard work she did as a social worker and the need from those she served for basic baby supplies. With one in three women in Georgia unable to afford diapers, she launched Helping Mamas to bring relief. To date, Helping Mamas has served over 120,000 children in need and has distributed over three million essential baby supplies to families living in poverty. Helping Mamas currently works with over 150 partner agencies across the state to supply mothers in need of essential items.