In Glendale, a city near Los Angeles, the MomsLA.com blog community held their annual holiday party at Moonlight Rollerway last Sunday. As part of the festivities, guests were invited to bring donations of diapers or cash to benefit nearby emergency homeless shelter Ascencia, where there is, among others, a pregnant woman who is expected to deliver soon.
And they responded in force! In return donors were given raffle tickets to enter to win a variety of prizes donated by some wonderful donors.
It wasn’t the prizes they were going for, it was their natural generosity. We collected 1,788 diapers, several boxes of wipes, and $120 in cash so we could purchase even more diapers!
They’re so lovely.
That doesn’t mean they didn’t get excited when they won, though…
Here is E. with the mac daddy first prize – a Razor Electric Scooter!
Other prizes included a Wii console with additional games, KidTrax ride-on toys for toddlers, gift baskets from General Mills, signed copies of Randi Zuckerberg’s Dot Complicated, a $50 gift certificate to Moonlight Rollerway, and a year’s subscription to Audiobooks.com!
Julia looks forward to activating!
The highlight of the party (besides the diaper haul, for me) was seeing everyone’s happy faces on the roller rink. When is the last time you skated?
Thanks to MomsLA.com for partnering with us on this drive! Here’s a video they made about the event: