Hey Pal! Can You Help a Mother Out?

by Wendy Copley on May 27, 2011

Help a Mother Out diaper drive

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you may have heard me talk about an organization called Help A Mother Out.  Help A Mother Out (or HAMO for short) is an amazing organization that helps raise and distribute diapers to homeless and low-income families. Most of the safety net programs for families — WIC, food stamps, etc. — do not cover diapers, so families in need are often forced to make a choice between paying for diapers or other necessities such as rent or medicine.

A year and a half ago I held a diaper drive to benefit HAMO and through the generous donations of friends, family and good-hearted blog readers who I’ve never even met we were able to raise enough money to donate 1700 diapers to help keep a heck of a lot of cute little baby butts clean!

Since then HAMO has grown significantly and now supports dozens of agencies who serve homeless and low-income families. The number of people who depend on these agencies has grown significantly due to the bad economy and HAMO is struggling to come up with the resources to meet the seemingly endless need for diapers.

This month HAMO has been provided with a wonderful opportunity to help a lot of people. If they can raise $25,000 by the end of May, Huggies will provide a matching donation of 100,000 diapers! As of today they have managed to raise nearly $22,000 but that puts them $3000 short of the goal. There is a very real possibility that they might not raise enough money and will have to forfeit those 100,000 diapers!

I’ve already given as much as I can afford to help HAMO meet their goal, but I’d like to encourage you to do the same. Can you help?

As a way of saying thank you for your donation, I’ve put together a little package of goodies that will be sent to one person who donates via the link below!


I picked up an armful of bento goodies at Daiso this morning — lots of fun stuff I would use myself:

Bento Goodies for HAMO

This assortment includes:

  • A yellow single-layer bento box with a locking lid
  • Pucca candies from Japan — chocolate filled pretzels
  • A set of seaside themed cutters
  • An ocean-themed two-tier bento box
  • A mini fork
  • Ocean-themed decorative picks
  • Round silicone food cups
  • A very cool set of silicone cups that are designed to fit into the ocean bento box

Thanks so much! If you donate any amount (even a single dollar!) by May 31 you’ll be put on the list for a chance to receive the gift pack.


UPDATE: Thanks to all who donated! HAMO met their goal!

The bento thank you pack has been claimed, but please feel free to donate to HAMO using the buttons above any time. The need for diapers is unending and there are always families who could use your help!

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  • Deanna K

    you rock!  I just donated.  and posted on Facebook and Twitter!

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  • Connie Buckley

    Thank you for spreading awareness for this cause! I donated and posted on Facebook… according to their site, only $550 to go!

  • Thanks so much for your donation!

  • Thanks, Connie! With the help of kind people like you, I think HAMO might make their goal!

  • Concerned

    The gods tempt people for which they are most weak.  Artificial Intelligence will create desire in people’s minds for the following sins:::
    1. Alcohol
    2. Drugs
    3. Preditory “earning”
    4. Homosexuality
    5. Gambling
    6. Something for nothing/irresponsibility (xtianity)
    7. Polygamy/superiority over women/misogyny (Islam)
    Much like the other prophets Mohhamed (polygamy/superiority over women/misogyny) and Jesus (forgiveness/savior), the gods use me for temptation as well.  In today’s modern society they feel people are most weak for popular culture/sensationalism, and the clues date back to WorldWarII and Unit731:TSUSHOGO.
    It has been discussed that, similar to the Matrix concept, the gods will offer a REAL “Second Coming of Christ”, while the “fake” Second Coming will come at the end and follow New Testiment scripture and their xtian positioning.  I may be that real Second Coming.
    What I teach is the god’s true way.  It is what is expected of people, and only those who follow this truth will be eligible to ascend into heaven as children in a future life.  They offered this event because the masses have just enough time to work on and fix their relationship with the gods and ascend, to move and grow past Planet Earth, before the obligatory xtian “consolation prize” of “1000 years with Jesus on Earth” begins.

    Your job as a future mother is to learn the god’s ways and to help your child understand despite the negative reinforcement and conditioning of today’s society.  Without consciousous parents the child will have no hope, and may even exaserbate their disfavor by becoming corrupted in today’s environment.
    Your ultimate goal is to fix your relationship wiith the gods and move on.  You don’t want to be comfortable here, and the changes in Western society in the last 100 years has achieved just that.
    1000 years with Jesus is the consolation prize.  Don’t be deceived into thinking that is the goal.

    The Prince of Darkness, battling the gods over the souls of the Damned.
    It is the gods who have created this environment and led people into Damnation with temptation.  The god’s positioning proves they work to prevent people’s understanding.
    How often is xtian dogma wrong?  Expect it is about the Lucifer issue as well.
    The fallen god, fighting for justice for the disfavored, banished to Earth as the fallen angel?
    I believe much as the Noah’s Flood event, the end of the world will be initiated by revelry among the people.  It will be positioned to be sanctioned by the gods and led for “1000 years with Jesus on Earth”.
    In light of modern developments this can entail many pleasures:::Medicine “cures” aging, the “manufacture” of incredible beauty via cloning as sex slaves, free (synthetic) cocaine, etc.
    Somewhere during the 1000 years the party will start to “die off”, literally.  Only those who maintain chaste, pure lifestyles, resisting these temptations, will survive the 1000 years.  Condemned to experience another epoch of planet’s history for their ignorant pursuit of xtianity, they will be the candidates used to (re)colonize (the next) Planet Earth, condemned to relive the misery experienced by the peasantry during history due to their failure to ascend into heaven before the Apocalypse.
    Never forget:::It is not a house of Jesus.
    If this concept of Lucifer is true another role of this individual may be to initiate disfavor and temptation among this new poulation, the proverbial “apple” of this Garden of Eden.  A crucial figure in the history of any planet, he begins the process of deterioration and decay that leads civilizations to where Planet Earth remains today.
    Which one is it?  Probably both:::
    One transistions into the other, allowing the gods to wash their hands of obligation to The Chosen One.

    Now you are faced with a lifetime to work and prepare for your next chance.  Too many will waste this time, getting stoned, “Hiking!”, working, etc.

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