What is Helping Hands?
Helping Hands is a philanthropic program that helps those who are having difficulty managing the financial burden of multiples.
The program provides families with donated clothing and equipment and a free one-year club membership.
How to Get Help?
If you are in need of services supplied by Helping Hands or if you know someone in need, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Contact Helping Hands
you need assistance, have questions about Helping Hands, want to make a
donation or want to volunteer, please contact our Helping Hands
Coordinators at email@example.com.
You can also leave a message on our Membership Hotline at (408) 676-7073. We check these messages 1-2 times per week.
Hands is funded by gifts from MPPOM families and proceeds from our
Annual Auction, which is made possible by contributions from local
businesses. Our program's success is also due to the generous clothing
and equipment donations of our members (and friends) that contribute to
the success of this program. Thank you for your continued donations and
Guidelines for Helping Hands Donations
Please box and label donations. (Paper bags tear easily)
Boxes are easier to stack and move.
If items have several parts please clearly label so pieces do not get lost. (Example: Blue Swing Part 1, Blue Swing Part 2)
Please make sure items are clean and in good condition.
-Toys of all kinds (Please put puzzles in bags so the pieces are not lost)
-Children's clothes up to size 5
-Strollers (single and double)
-Swings, rockers, etc.
-Car Seats and booster seats that are less than five years old.
MPPOM Helping Hands does not accept the following:
-Cribs (Requests for cribs will be sent to the general memberships so we can arrange delivery directly to the family. We have had challenges keeping track of pieces and parts.)
-Double jogging strollers and bike trailers (Requests for these items will be sent to the general membership and delivery can be arranged between donor and recipient)
-Double Snap and Go Strollers
(We have several on hand waiting for the next home)
-Maternity clothes, breast pumps and bottles
(Blossom Birth www.blossombirth.org may accept these items)
-Maternity and pregnancy guide books
(English is a second language for many of our Helping Hands families. Consider posting these for free
in the MPPOM classifieds to pass along to other parents)
-Car seats and car seat bases older than five years.
Donation Wish List
We rely on the generosity of our community for almost all of our equipment, clothing, toy & material donations.
- Gently used clothes, especially sizes 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T
- Double strollers in good condition
- Other gently used toys for ages infants through age 5
Regretfully, we cannot accept shoes as well as any equipment with missing parts.
How to Donate
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a donation of clothing or equipment.. All items must be clean and operational to be accepted. Several times per year, we provide donation days when you can drop off all your items at a convenient location.