At Moms4Moms, we have a heart for outreach. We want to spread the love of Christ to our community, especially to families, through donations and projects. Our outreach coordinators choose a charity or cause each month to support, and we will let you know what we are collecting a month or so out. We collect new or gently used items, as well as monetary donations, based on need. See below to read about some of the great local ministries and causes we have supported!
In May, we will partner with The Finley Project, a local ministry that supports grieving mothers who have lost an infant by providing counseling, funeral planning, professional house cleaning, massage therapy, and meals. Let’s support this charity by providing gift cards to the grocery or Target. Anything can help minister to a family who needs extra support after losing a little one. Please bring grocery gift cards to our May meeting. You may also make a cash donation or use the Square app. Thanks for participating!
In April we will bless Northland’s own LifeHope Childcare Center (LHCC) with our donations of diapers of all sizes, new and unused toys for babies, and small gifts for moms. LHCC serves single parents in the community who need help caring for young children while working, applying for jobs, or going to school. An extension of Northland’s LifeHope ministry, LHCC provides infants and toddlers from 6 weeks through 18 months old with safe, Christ-centered childcare.
In March we will collect items for E.S.T.H.E.R., a local ministry for single mothers. E.S.T.H.E.R. is dedicated to the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of single moms and their children by encouraging healthy relationships while providing a safe harbor for healing and restoration. At their office, by appointment, E.S.T.H.E.R. helpers assist single moms with immediate needs through a clothing closet, food pantry, small household items, and benevolence (on a case-by-case basis), as well as by connecting them to community resources.
We will be collecting:
- Gently used clothing for kids, women, and men
- Shoes for kids, women, and men
- Men’s clothing, particularly, for larger teens
*No maternity clothing, and no stains, rips, or worn-out items, please.
In February we will be collecting donations of new slippers for Emily’s Happy Feet. Emily Rose is a special girl with a rare terminal genetic disease. Spending much of her time in the hospital, Emily wished for soft, comfortable slippers. She tries to deliver slippers to each medical facility she visits. Though her health struggles have limited her activity, Emily’s bright smile and desire to bring comfort to other sick kids has touched our hearts, which is why we support this mission. Please bring new/unused slippers for kids of all sizes—she has a special need for teen and young adult sizes—to our February meeting.
Let’s bless the Orlando Children’s Church in January by bringing gently used coats or jackets and new socks and underwear for the many kids they work with each week. We will be specifically helping the pre-K and kindergarten groups, so please bring things appropriate for sizes 4T-7.
In December, we turn our focus toward our own Moms4Moms members. The money raised at our annual Christmas raffle goes directly to help families in our own group going through a hard time. If you are in need or know of another member who is, please let a coordinator know.
This service helps provide a happy holiday season for families in our area. Harvest Time International, located in Sanford, provides bags with free Christmas gifts for local children whose parents are not able to provide gifts for them Christmas morning.
We also are having a playdate and pizza dinner at Northland where our kids will decorate the brown bags used by Harvest Time International to hold the donated toys to give them some extra cheer. The playdate will be held at Northland on Friday, November 3rd from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 4206.
The Color Blue and Hope‘s mission is to inspire hope and support to a mother on bedrest by providing a gift box that will nourish her soul both physically and emotionally as she fights for her unborn baby. From toiletries to keep her clean, to note cards to keep her busy, and notebooks and devotionals to keep her heart full, a Box of Hope will help nourish her body, mind, and soul.
Pathways to Home helps families in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties with children who are homeless or at imminent risk of, to obtain stable housing. They guide families to financial independence through programs of financial literacy, employment skills training, and financial assistance.
We believe giving to our community is an important and exciting component of our mission at Moms4Moms. Each month our group is invited to participate in an outreach opportunity either independently or as a table. We know we have moms from all walks of life in our group, so please only give as you feel led. If you’re unable to donate items, cash donations that go 100% toward the outreach recipient can be given via the Square app at our monthly meetings.
Past Outreach Recipients: