Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Mother of All Happy Hours

Another successful event in the name of helping less fortunate mothers.

Last year we hosted "Moms Helping Moms" and packed birth kits for women in Papua New Guinea...about as far away as you can get from Kansas City in many ways.  This year my friend, Jocelyn, who works for The Family Conservancy suggested hosting "The Mother of All Happy Hours" which was founded by Project 39 and benefits mothers right here in Kansas City.  I loved the idea of helping mom's within our own community.

My absolute favorite part of this program is that the donations we provide will be earned by the moms receiving them.  They take health classes, parenting classes, etc to earn credits which they use to "purchase" the diapers, baby clothes, etc  They're bettering themselves and also gaining a sense of pride.  
I could not love that more.

So Jocelyn and I threw together a little happy hour soiree' with a few appetizers and a good amount of wine and invited our favorite ladies.  Everyone brought a few things that a new mom might need...everything from adorable baby clothes to essentials like laundry detergent.  

Our youngest happy hour lady :)
A little raffle for our generous guests...Trader Joe's and iTunes gift cards, Philosophy products, candles.  Fun!

Our happy hour was just one of 35+ similar happy hours being hosted that same day.  Together we were able to contribute over 15,000 diapers, almost 30,000 wipes, over 5,000 loads of laundry and so, so much more.  Here's just a portion of what we collected...

Thank you to all of you who donated!

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