I boycotted Mothers Day in my house a few years ago. My kids were teens and facing some issues, and I felt like a failure as a mother.
Remembering that Mothers Day when I felt I was being measured as a mother and found wanting, my heart breaks for homeless moms and mothers in shelters. Mothers Day must be a painful time for them.
The problems my kids faced that year didn’t have anything to do with me, but I felt responsible. It must be the same for moms who are victims of domestic violence and single parents who can’t find employment. It’s not their fault, but it still hurts on Mothers Day.
Last year they collected more than 210,000 items to donate to 117 shelters across 30 states.
Donations can include:
- hair styling products
- beauty items
- pillows and blankets
- bedroom slippers
- things so they can pamper themselves
Because the moms can be transient gifts have to be small items that are easy to carry. For more ideas, visit their Facebook page.
Please find a few moments in your day today to purchase some items and when you’re doing your errands in the next week, take them to your nearest Movers for Moms dropoff. I know it will bring hope to a mom in need – and make you feel pretty darn good too.
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