We recently received the following comment on this oldie but goodie post, from mom Milyene. It really brought to home to me why HAMO has evolved from a one off drive to something greater than we ever imagined.
“As I mother myself, I have found myself feeling guilty after throwing a diaper away just after getting a little pee or poo in it. I never really scratched the surface until recently working with a non-profit providing gifts to families in need. I noticed the babies that came in really smelled like their diapers hadn’t been changed. I informed a mother that I believe her baby just pooed, and she said “oh i know. i can’t afford enough diapers so i will have to wait it out a bit more” and laughed. It really got me thinking. I am so happy to have found you guys under babble.com’s “50 best charities for babies and small children”.. Thank you!!!”
Thank you, Milyene for sharing this story with us. We’re glad you found us!
Yesterday I went to Children’s Hospital of Oakland to drop off our monthly diaper distribution. My contact there told me a story about a mom who essentially had a mental breakdown because she didn’t have the money to buy diapers for her baby. Can you imagine being in this position? I can’t. While I’m happy to hear this mom received some of our diapers, I’m heartbroken that this continues to be a daily reality for so many women and families.
Thank you for being a part of our community and for valuing the families we serve. There is still so much to be done, and while we’ve made some great strides this past year, we can’t wait to take it to the next level. I’m looking forward to having you be a part of it.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday.