What a great support group meeting we had tonight. It was so good to see old friends and meet new ones. We had good food, good conversation and got to know each other a little better. The kids seemed to have so much fun playing together.
The meeting started at 6:30 and although we planned on it ending around 8:30, there was so much to talk about the last person ended up leaving around 10:00. So nice to come together and talk to other moms that are going through the same thing. And being able to share stories, advice and what has worked for me. Can't wait for the next one.
I can't beleive how many things are just falling into place in such a short period of time. I was contacted by the manager at EcoBaby and Home in Fort Myers located inside the Bell Tower Shops today. She explained that they have decided this year that they would pick a local non-profit every month and the non-profit would get a day where the store would donate 5% of their sales to that non-profit.
A fellow Girl Scout leader told her manager about A Moms Helping Hand.
We will be setting up a table from 10:00 - 2:00 on February 21st. We will be on hand to answer questions and hand out flyers with more information about our programs and how our community can get involved.
Hope to see you there!
Had our first official board meeting tonight. Lots of great ideas and put criteria for assistance on paper. Feels good to know we will soon be making a difference in our community.
GREAT NEWS!! Girl Scout Service Unit Lee 13 has made A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL their March service project. That means the troop in Cape Coral will be collecting Bare Necessity items for our moms. What great news. This will help our program grow.
I'm happy to announce we've helped our first mom. It's not always about financial assistance that single moms need. A single mom of 2 boys that is in our program had a dilemma. Her youngest son will be going in the hospital on Thursday for surgery. Through networking, we were able to find a mom she can drop her oldest son off to in the morning in order to get him to school and another mom will go with her to the hospital to sit with her while her son is in surgery. Now that's what I call community!
I don't know how many items I've seen things posted online where someone is asking for help for one reason or another. That's because the internet is a powerful tool. Did you ever wonder just who you are helping or what happened after you helped? So have I. For that reason, we have decided to keep a public log of our activities so our community knows what we are doing, who we have helped, where we are and where we are headed.
A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL became a non-profit on January 2, 2015. We have our Articles of Incorporation,