It’s not every day we can say we are totally blown away by the generosity of our neighbors.Yesterday, Valley Credit Union pulled the Help A Mother Out of all fast-ones when they came to ourBaby Buzz Café diaper drive event with ONE THOUSAND DIAPERS for homeless moms and babies.Valley CU followed us on Twitter for a couple weeks, collected diapers at the Willow Glen branch, and then hauled all the diapers to Baby Buzz for the big reveal.
Photo credit: Bay Area Baby Blog
Just before Valley CU burst into Baby Buzz with the loot, Karen, owner of Baby Buzz, asked if I thought Twitter actually worked. Cut to five minutes later, a dozen credit union employees, piles of diapers, and a blubbering me, and I think we all know the answer.
Check out the great video Ryan, of Valley CU, made of the huge surprise.
We collected a total of 1,605 diapers at the Baby Buzz drive. Several moms brought in diapers throughout the day (a big thanks to Karen for offering 10% off with a donation!). Catherine brought her boys, had some wine with us, dropped off diapers, and did a little shopping. Check out her great pics of the event here. Lisa brought diapers, had some wine, and gave us lots of ideas for future events. Mary Jane, from one of our partners, Sacred Heart Community Service, came in with her husband to visit and drop off diapers.
HAMO sends out a huge thank you to Valley Credit Union and all our Willow Glen neighbors for an amazingly successful diaper drive. We can’t wait to see you again in August!