By Melissa Moller (Board Member, CTPFC)
I stumbled across MomGetsALife.com in my research for blogs directed towards women in Connecticut. I was instantly intrigued by the title of the website, and inherently wanted to learn more. While reading Patty’s story, I couldn’t help but feel an intense level of empathy. Not because I’ve been in that position, not because I’m a mother (because I haven’t and I’m not), but because us women have a bond that transcends age, marital status or job title.
I felt for Patty’s pain and I feel for all mothers who might experience something similar. We are in a constant struggle to find ourselves, and when children are in the mix that makes things all the more complex.
Now imagine being a mother, trying to find yourself, searching for happiness – but in the midst of all of that not being able to provide the most basic need for your child: diapers. According to a study done by Huggies, one in three moms in the US currently struggle from diaper need. That number astounds me.
That’s where Connecticut Partnership for Children comes in. We started the first Valley Diaper Bank in 2011 and are committed to providing assistance to any mother in CT, who is in need.
CTPFC operates primarily from donations and grassroots fundraising efforts. We host events throughout the year that you can get involved in, and this year we are sponsoring our first Annual Diaper Dash 5K to support our Diaper Bank. The walk/run will take place on Saturday, May 31st at Seymour High School. All proceeds go to supporting mothers & children in Connecticut.
In addition… to honor ALL moms who kept our bottoms clean and dry, we’re offering special discounted registration on Mother’s Day only – and we’d love to share this discount with YOU! Participants can use Promo Code THANKSMOM on the checkout page and receive $10 off regular race registration. This promotion runs from 12:00 AM Sunday, May 11th through 11:59 PM Only. Visit www.thediaperdash5k.com for more details.