Mother & Child creates connections in a judgment-free space to provide support, education and resources for anyone who is parenting, including expectant women, fathers and those facing challenges, such as lack of housing, poverty, substance abuse or other trauma.
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We have stayed open as an essential service. Already in 2020, we’ve provided more than 45,000 items of food, clothing, hygiene and personal care items, diapers, blankets, formula and supplies like car seats, cribs and strollers to more than 2,000 parents through on-site appointments using safe COVID protocols. We transitioned to teaching through zoom. Clients gain practical parenting skills, create healthy environments for children, and gain tools to advocate for themselves and their families.
The first 50 donors 35 and under will receive a free slice of pizza from Hot Lips. Plus, an anonymous donor will match up to $1,000 1 to 1 for all donors who are 35 and under.
Donors giving $100 or more will be entered into a raffle to receive prizes, including a fresh batch of cookies made with love, flowers, beverages and more.
The top donor during the campaign will receive a bag of goodies, flowers, coupons and more from businesses located in the Hollywood District in Portland.
“I walked into Mother & Child with my mom three years ago when I was seven months pregnant. They supported me with classes, supplies and advice. I know I wasn’t the easiest client because of my struggle with addiction and criminal stuff, but they helped me anyway.” —M, client