HELPING MAMAS RALLIES TEAMS TO FILL THE WAREHOUSE WITH 300,000 DIAPERS DURING DIAPER NEED AWARENESS
Georgia’s Sole Baby Supply Bank Raises Dollars & Diapers For Families in Need September 24-October 2
With 52 teams competing, Helping Mamas is rallying to fill the warehouse with 300,000 diapers during Diaper Need Awareness Week, September 24-October 2. With one in three families experiencing diaper insecurity, Georgia’s sole baby supply bank aims to provide needed supplies to close the gap on diaper need.
WHEN Diaper Needs Awareness Week is September 24 to October 2
WHY Diaper need refers to the lack of a sufficient supply of diapers to keep a baby or toddler clean, dry, and healthy.
HOW Helping Mamas exceeded its goal of forming 40 teams by enlisting 52. They are all working hard to generate a minimum of $1,000 or collect or purchase 4,000 diapers; anyone can donate diapers or dollars as individuals as well.
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 200,000 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.