For many single moms getting the kids ready for school can be a painful process of determining what must be eliminated, in order to purchase school supplies. The average cost of school supplies for one child to return to school fully prepared averages $60, and of course we haven’t even touched new school clothes.
Consider the dilemma of a parent confronted by the list of supplies each child must bring to school. Even kindergarteners must bring crayons, pencils, glue, construction and copy paper, glue sticks, etc; by 5th grade, to that list is added composition notebooks, pocket folders, pens and more, while high school students’ lists are even more extensive. Unlike cloths and uniforms, most of these items won’t last through an entire school year and will need replacement once or several times.
Life’s challenges are many for children of single parents whose economic hardship has brought them to our program. The challenges of not being able to obtain school supplies should not be added to their shoulders.
Perhaps, as they read this article, several community members, businesses, and donors will consider contributing to AMHH “Going Back to School Prepared” project, so that every student of a single mom in need is prepared for the first day of school.
Help us to support our AMHH Kids by participating in our School Supply Drive. Get your friends, family and co-workers involved. Collect school supplies and drop them off at one of our drop off locations Florida Future Realty, Inc., Martial Arts University, Cape Smiles Dentistry or at our Quarter Auction Fundraiser on Tuesday, July 5th.
This is a great way to make a huge difference in the lives of single moms and their children!
Come support your local SWFL moms by entering your children (ages 2-10) in a trike/bike race! The cost for each child to register is $5 and will include a hot dog and drink and access to all activities. Check out our website for more info or to register.http://www.amomshelpinghandofswfl.com/trike-a-thon.html
We are also looking for vendors and sponsors for the event.
We held a coupon class tonight for single moms to learn how to cut their food bill and save money. Each mom that came out received a Newbie Pack which includes 2 copies of each insert received in the last few weeks and a coupon booklet to Family Dollar that were provided by Lori's Coupon Cab LLC. This is a great way to get several weeks worth of coupons when you are just starting out or you need to start again. Each mom was given a homework assignment. Excited to see how much money they will start saving!
A big thanks and shout out to Jim and Sami from Frank and Son's Moving for their help in organizing a special Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser for Rotary Club members. AMHH volunteers will sneak onto their lawns and place flamingos as a fun way to raise money for school supplies for children of single moms. We kicked off the fundraiser by flocking the Cape Coral Caring Center, another great resource of for our community.
Not a member of the Rotary Club and want to get in on the fun? No worries, we can help you with that.
Pink flamingos are popping up on front lawns all over Lee County, along with a sign that says “You’ve Been Flocked.”
The leader of the flock is carrying a bag containing a note that says “You have been FLOCKED” and explains the roost is a fundraising effort for AMHH.
We go out between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. every night and take them off one lawn and put them on another victims yard. We will be flocking neighborhoods in an effort to raise $1,500 for our Back to School Supply project.
But don’t panic if you awaken with 24 to 80 pink flamingos grazing in your front yard – you have options.
The flamingos will only reside on your lawn for one day and will then be removed at no charge; however, the “victim” has the option to make a $10 donation for removal of the birds. They can even fill out the “Flock-A-Friend” form to determine the flock’s migration path.
Once flocked, a “victim” can purchase anti-flocking insurance for an extra $10, which guarantees that no more flocks will roost in their yard as they migrate around the county! Have a flamingo phobia? Don’t fear! The purchase of anti-flocking insurance spares your home or business.
You can learn more about A Mom’s Helping Hand of SWFL and the Flock-A-Friend fundraiser by visiting http://bit.ly/1Lolhsz or call Kristen at (239) 895-5341
Are you a single mom? Do you know someone who is? Looking for a support network? Join AMHH Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 11:00 - 3:00 pm for our member recruitment open house.
Learn about our support group, programs and how to qualify. Enjoy lite refreshments and receive a sample Bare Necessities Kit when you attend.
Saturday, March 12th from 11 am - 3 pm. Located at 3440 Marina Town Lane, North Fort Myers Suite 201-C. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (239) 895-5341
DON’T SEND A CARD SAY IT IN THEIR YARD WITH A FLOCK OF FLAMINGOS. Picture it....having your loved ones surprised with a flock of flamingos in their yard, any occasion birthday, anniversary, baby, retirement, graduation, or just because, maybe to point out where the party’s at what ever your little heart desires. Regardless of the occasion, the look on your loved ones face will be priceless.
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Since we hear all too many times about the negative stories of teens in our community, I wanted to share a post about some amazing kids right here in Cape Coral.
I had the honor and pleasure to speak to the students and Ms. Grover from the National Junior Honor Society at Challenger Middle School today. These students are very dedicated to our community and several causes and are currently working on "Purses for a Purpose". A program where they will be donating 20 purses filled with toiletry items for our Bare Necessities Program.
Thank you to Ms. Grover and the students of the National Junior Honor Society for your hard work and dedication. I look forward to seeing you all again at the end of the drive!
We strive to relieve stress on our parents’ everyday life and rely on the generousity and compassion from our community. Our current top needs are **Laundry Detergent, Children’s Shampoo, Men’s Body Wash (teenage boys), Styling Products, Tampons,Cleaners, Conditioner, Mouth Wash, Hand Soap, Dish Soap**. If you are able to contribute in any way we would appreciate it. Drop offs are Monday and Wednesday from 6 pm - 9 pm, Friday 10 - 1 pm and the 1st and 3rd Saturday from 10 - 2 pm
A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL will host "Bare Necessities" drive on Saturday, February 6 from 11-2pm. You can also help by signing up to be a drop off location.
11 of our families picked up gifts tonight. The second round will pick up next week. It has been exciting to know that these families will have a great Christmas because of the generosity of the many angels in the SWFL area!
We also celebrated Michelle's Birthday.
Thank you SWFL for your outpouring of support!
We need your help SWFL. We have had a small set back and due to an emergency, one of our families that was adopted is back up for adoption. We now have 3 families that need help this Christmas Season. If you or anyone you know is able to help these families simply click the link below. Or if you would like to donate gift cards so that we may purchase for the families please contact us. If you can't adopt an entire family please consider adopting an individual family member.