January 2019 News

Marie’s Mission by the Numbers

On Saturday January 19th, the mission distributed 104 packages of diapers and wipes and 27 tubes of diaper cream to 55 families!  We had one new family join us for the first time.

Our Helpers

Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers we were able to provide a wonderful time for all our guests. Because of the generous donations of our helpers we can provide snacks, drinks and coffee (for the parents) to our guests.

Little Extras

Our extras this month included small first aid kits hand sanitizer and tissues Thanks to the Bram family our littler guests were able to make jewelry and key chains.

What We Need

Our biggest demand as always is for sizes five (5) and six (6) in fact we need to update our tally sheet as we gave out 26 packages of size six (6) and we only have boxes for 25 on the sheet.  In addition, we distributed 21 packages 4T-5T pull-ups twelve (12) Girls and nine (9) Boys

February Plans

The American Dental Association has designated February as “National Children’s Dental Health Month” and we, at MM, have invited a group of students from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS to talk with our guests about dental care for young children. We are also planning to distribute children’s toothpaste and toothbrushes.

We continue to work on our reading corner and are planning to add /expand our literacy program by offering board books as a part of “Diaper Time is Talk Time” program an early reading program with material provided by the National Diaper Bank Network.  Please consider donating one or two board books to the Mission. A variety of these are available at the Dollar Tree.

Amazon Wish List

For an easy way to donate diapers, go to Amazon and search for Marie’s Mission Wishlist.  Also, there is a link available on our webpage at mariesmission.org.

News

Marie’s Mission annual dinner is Saturday February 24th.  Next month we will have an update on our new MM Board of Directors and new partnerships.