Happy New Year!
We hope all our AMHH Supporters are enjoying the New Year so far. We have had a great start here at A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL. We have some upcoming exciting events coming our way. Our Community Parking Lot Sale, Budgeting/Financial Class, Donor Appreciation Meet and Greet and hosting our Bare Necessities Drive are all events that flourish with our amazing volunteers. We appreciate our community support and know this year will continue to be successful!
Random Acts of Kindness Toiletry Drive
We will be hosting our first Random Acts of Kindness Fill the Tote Week February 11-17, 2018. Help us support our AMHH parents by participating in our Winter drive.
Get your friends, family and co-workers involved. Collect Bare Necessity Items, place them in a reusable shopping bag and drop them off at our office on February 17th. We can supply shopping bags if needed.
This is a great way to make a huge difference in the lives of single parents!
Dairy Queen FundraiserBring all your friends to Dairy Queen on Pine Island Rd. in the Cape to eat some yummy dinner/dessert and support AMHH and single moms.
When: Wednesday, February 7th 5pm - 8pm
Where: Dairy Queen 1419 Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral
Community Parking Lot Sale by AMHH and Team2HHWe are having a HUGE sale and hope you will join us! Bring stuff to sell, bring $ to buy...or even better, BOTH! Direct Sales Consultants welcome.
Hi AMHH Supporters,
This fall we have so many things to be thankful for… All of our families made it through our hurricane season safely. Some are still recovering but thankful their families are together. We want to thank our community that stepped up and help so many out in times of need and crisis. Whether it was by helping an AMHH family before or after the storm or helping in our community to ensure that homes were secure or there was a hot meal after the clean up started, you are appreciated! We are so thankful for each and every contribution you all have made. Every year you amaze us!
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!
From all of us at A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL
Some of our Top Needs this Month
Gift Cards for Teen Birthday Boxes
Men's & Women's Body Wash
Bingo & AuctionA Christmas-fundraiser for A Mom’s helping hand of SWFL @ the Nauti Parrot
Open to the public. We need your help to make Christmas dreams come true.
Please join us for a day of fun
We are going to have BINGO, an auction and 50-50 raffle and maybe a special visitor!!
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Business Owners and Direct Sales
Would you like to promote your business by donating to our auction it would be greatly appreciated! You will be recognized at the event and receive a listing on our website.
Hello AMHH Supporters!
We hope everyone is enjoying the New Year so far. We have had a great start here at A Mom's Helping Hand so far. We have some exciting upcoming events coming our way. Our Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt, we are hosting a Bare Necessities Drive through March 4th, a Savings for the Future Workshop for single parents and How Credit Works Workshop later in March are all events that flourish with our amazing families and community. We appreciate our community support and know this year will continue to be successful!
A great way to stay up to date with all the fun activities and events going on at AMHH this year is to like us on Facebook , Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
Our Bare Necessities shelves are running low and we need your help! Help us fill the shelves back up by holding a Bare Necessities Drive at your workplace, church, neighborhood or with your friends and family. We are more than happy to come pick up any donated items or you can drop them by the office anytime. We have a drop box outside our office for your convince or drop them off at one of our drop off locations listed below. Want to become a drop off location? Contact us! Here are our current top needs:
Men's Body Wash
Drop off locations:
A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL
3440 Marinatown Lane #201-C
N. Fort Myers
2030 W. First Street, Ste. C
Fort Myers, Florida
1425 Del Prado Blvd S
Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt
Attention highly competitive people who think they really know Cape Coral.
From noon to 5 p.m. March 11th teams will use their best detective skills to participate in the first annual Seek in the City Scavenger Hunt.
Teams of up to five people may register at http://www.amomshelpinghandofswfl.com/seek-in-the-city.html for a fee of $50 per team.
Proceeds will benefit A Mom’s Helping Hand of SWFL, a non-profit dedicated to assisting local single parent families and their children. Funds will help children go back to school prepared with the proper school supplies, toiletry items that are used in the homes daily, and birthday supplies to ensure no child goes without a birthday due to financial hardships of their parents.
Participants will check in at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral where they will be given their list of clues. We currently have 22 clues and the list can continue to grow as we add more businesses as clue stops and additional landmarks. The entire city of Cape Coral will be transformed into one big board game.
Clues can include fun facts or details about anything from restaurants to shops to local art.
The idea behind this fundraiser is to help business while helping local families in our community. What a better way to do that through a fun activity that the entire family can participate in.
Businesses can also use this as a great team building activity.
The first place team will go home with a $200 cash prize. We will also have trophies and medallions for the second and third place teams.
Event Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017
Event Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: Check in at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral
Saving for the Future
Saving money (and keeping it saved) doesn’t happen by accident. Successful saving requires a plan, including paying yourself first. What are you saving for? Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten years? Twenty years? Do you want to purchase a new home? Save for your child’s college tuition? Travel in retirement? Come out and see how Lenny Cannova, Modern Woodmen of America can help.
Many American's, not just single parents have or will be filling their taxes. This is the best time to find out what you can do to build a better future for you and your children.
If you are a single parent then this is a workshop you don't want to miss. If this is your first time coming to one of our events, please register online at: http://www.amomshelpinghandofswfl.com/events.html
Seek in the city – Cape Coral Cape Coral, FL, January 22, 2017:
A Mom’s Helping Hand of SWFL will host a Citywide Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, March 11th at 12:00 pm. This family-friendly event will start at First Baptist Church of Cape Coral where teams are given riddles that will lead them to businesses and city landmarks throughout Cape Coral. Prizes awarded to the top three teams. Teams can be made up of all ages, with at least one adult required per team. For more information or to register, call 239-895-5341, email email@example.com or visit: http://www.amomshelpinghandofswfl.com/seek-in-the-city.html
Businesses can still sign up to be a clue stop.
Hi AMHH Supporters,This fall was full of so many things to be thankful for… Discover Day Academy, a private school in Bonita Springs and The Werley Life Group from Riverside Church held a Bare Necessities drive, raising awareness and collecting much needed goods for our families; Royal Realty of SW FL and Express Tires Distributor sponsored 21 single mom families with a full Thanksgiving dinner. Right down to the table cloth. The countless number of community members, businesses and organizations that helped make sure families in SWFL had something under the tree on Christmas morning. We are so thankful for each and every contribution you all have made. Every year you amaze us!
Our very first AMHH Painting fundraiser was so much fun. A Big Thank You to Masterpiece Mixers Cape Coral for hosting us. Thank you to all who attended and raised money to support our families. We were impressed by all your paintings and your energy and excitement. This is exactly what our families need, momentum, support, heroic actions, like the ones you take, to continue to know they are not alone… to see that they are supported. As fall comes to an end we see the city brighten with Christmas lights. As everyone prepares for festivities, here at A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL we are preparing for our favorite time of year…the season for giving.
More families reach out to us during the month of December than any other month of the year. Likely, families are looking for support to help themselves and their children make this special time of year a little less stressful. They are looking to their community to provide them with the warming spirit the holidays are supposed to bring. We are so glad to be here to meet the expectations of love and kindness they are hoping to find. Are you looking for ways to help out families this Christmas? It's not too late. There are so many different ways to help. Host a Bare Necessities or last minute Toy Drive at your office, collect gift cards. Thank you to those that hosted Christmas parties and asked your guests to bring a gift for our moms and kiddos. You were creative. Please let us know any ideas you may have for contributing to make next year's holiday season a memorable one for our AMHH families.
Our Christmas Party for our families was held on December 17th at one of our mom's new home, she is the first mom in the group to become a first time home owner! We are so very proud of her and all of her accomplishments!
Some of our Top Needs this Month
Gift Cards for Birthday Boxes for our teens
Welcome / Announcements & Rules
1:00pm: Official Start
1:00 - 4:00pm: SCAVENGER HUNT
4:00 - 5:00pm: Awards Ceremony, Door Prizes and Raffles
Funds raised during this event will benefit A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL's programs
Lunch will be provided to all participants at the kick-off event. Award ceremony following hunt for prizes and raffles. Sponsorships are still available! If you are interested in supporting this event or having your place of business as a clue stop, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org click here for more info or to register
Give the gift of self-esteem: Our moms sometimes come into the program weary and beaten up by life, with low self-confidence. But when they begin to work the program, and see themselves making progress, accomplishing their goals and moving forward, their self-esteem grows. Empower single moms today with the gift of self-esteem.
Ways to Donate:
1.) Mail in your donation to AMHH: ...
3440 Marinatown Lane #201.
North Ft. Myers, FL 33903
2.) Donate online: http://www.amomshelpinghandofswfl.com/donate.html
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday Season!
From all of us at A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL
Going it alone can be a frightening prospect for a parent, raising the kids without the support of a partner who shares the burdens of teaching them, and protecting them, and running the household. The journey of single parenthood can appear daunting, especially if one has been thrust into that role suddenly. Everything from making sure the kids do well in school to just putting food on the table can become a major stress factor.
At A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL, we make sure single moms aren't alone in tackling those challenges. We share the journey with them.
Our valuable programs and services wouldn't be possible without the generosity of businesses and individuals who contribute to A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL. Each contribution makes real, impactful differences in the lives of single parents and their children.
That's why we're asking you to contribute our 2016 giving campaign, and help us continue supporting single mothers on their journeys. You can find out more about A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL on our website, and you can follow us on Twitter, @SWFLHelpingHand, as we strive to improve the lives of single parents and their families.
We love our passionate volunteers, businesses and community members that partner with A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL. , The programs we offer are geared toward helping single parents in SWFL. The reward, for single parents and all who help them, is when they complete the journey to self-reliance.
You can help them get there. Click Here to Donate Today!
Seek in the City - Cape Coral is COMING!
Featuring stops at some of the most well-known and unique places in Cape Coral, this fun, educational Scavenger Hunt will challenge residents to get to know their city in a race against the clock.
The first place prize for the team that makes it to all of the destinations first is $200, with additional prizes for second and third place to be announced at a later date.
Remember in all the madness, every photo must be submitted and all team members must be in the photo. One suggestion? Put that selfie stick you bought last summer to use and make it a little easier on your team.
Are you a local business interested in participating as a sponsor for this event? Would you like your location to possibly be featured in the scavenger hunt? If so, email email@example.com or call (239) 895-5341.
If you think you really know Cape Coral, test your knowledge in the “Seek in the City” scavenger hunt.
The event pits team against team by giving each a handful of riddles that lead them to local businesses. The event is hosted by A Mom's Helping Hand of SWFL to advertise and increase business at local business partners while raising money for a great cause.
The scavenger hunt will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 is set to start at noon and end with an award ceremony at 5 pm.. Teams of up to five people will be given clues that each lead to different locations in the city. Solving the clues earn points based on the difficulty of the clue. We are currently signing up Cape Coral Businesses that would like to be put on the map.
To get your business listed and partner with AMHH for a family fun event simply download the attached paperwork or sign up online. http://www.amomshelpinghandofswfl.com/clue-stop.html
Contact: Kristen Schaufler FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, September 10, 2016, registration: Begins at 11:00 am Marinatown Yacht Harbor, N. Ft. Myers (3440 Marina Town Lane)
Come out, have fun and support your community! In addition to providing a fun family event for families, the purpose of the Trike-A-Thon is to raise money to help support single moms and their children in SWFL. The event will encourage good sportsmanship, physical education and bike safety. Each child will race other children in their age group. In addition to the race there will be a Karate and martial arts demonstration, face painting, and other fun vendor booths to visit and enjoy.
Children have the opportunity to collect donations to win various prizes. Donations can be collected prior to the event. Children are not required to obtain donations in order to participate but every donation helps and stays in our community. All you need to participate is your child’s bike, helmet and pledge sheet donations if you were able to obtain any.
For some added fun there will also be an adult relay race where parents have the opportunity to participate in the Adult Trike event. Use your child’s “trike” and compete for the win! Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.
To register contact Kristen at 239-895-5341 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit http://www.amomshelpinghandofswfl.com/trike-a-thon-participant-registration.html for more info.
A Mom’s Helping Hand of SWFL is a 501(c)(3) charity designed to assist struggling single mothers (and their children) while working one, two, sometimes three jobs to support their children; only to realize all of this work and sacrifice means they sacrifice valuable time so important to "raise" the loved ones they are working so hard for.
A Mom’s Helping Hand of SWFL is here to lend a helping hand and let those families know they're not alone via support meetings, donations of bare necessities, training classes (parenting, budgeting, self-defense, job interviewing techniques and general life skills), family fun events, holiday and birthday gifts, school supplies, and resource referrals. These programs can make a world of difference in the lives of a single mom and her children.
Volunteers are the heart of what we do … and the way our mission becomes reality on the ground. If you believe in our mission, consider making a difference by using your time, talents and caring heart to benefit the AMHH families.
There are a lot of ways to volunteer, before you can volunteer we ask you to fill our Volunteer Application. You will receive detailed information about all opportunities and their requirements.
The Events Calendar lists dates and details of all our volunteer and fundraising events.
We have several Committees that support our programs and other activities.