As you read on the front page, MomShare is a Pay It Forward type community. Why was MomShare started? It was started because we saw a need. Our founder can explain it best...
"I started MomShare because I saw a woman post on a public forum about not having diapers or formula for her baby. She used a maxi-pad for a diaper. The woman was on assistance, but her sister had taken the few things her baby did have.
I work full-time in a professional career; I am married and 40 years old. I still need to save money in these times. My husband has been on unemployment. In this economy, construction isn’t going so well. I had problems with my pregnancy and was off longer than anticipated. We were struggling, but I could still help. I had diapers and formula in the closet that no longer fit my daughter’s needs.
I started MomShare in January 2011. I asked for clothes for our baby, because I really couldn’t afford any. I received a generous supply of them from a loving mother. I asked for formula coupons, and what a difference the help has made! Our daughter goes through two cans every two weeks and, at $22 a can, $5 to $12 off is a Godsend!
I have donated clothes and coupons also. It humbles me and lifts my heart to help someone else, to know that other “middle class” moms like me need and appreciate the help. I can’t believe all of the loving mothers who are here and have helped. I am truly blessed to have been helped, and also to have seen that other moms want to pay it forward.
MomShare isn’t charity. It is moms helping moms. Some days each of us needs help. Some days each of us can be the ones to help. It all comes around."
~ Bridget McLaughlin-Cole
Slogan / Motto
For Moms Who Have; For Moms Who Need.
MomShare.org supports recycling children's items and Pay It Forward principles.
As MomShare continues to mature, its mission will remain steadfast. We are parent's helping one another with Pay It Forward principles, recycling children's items and helping those in need.
To help parents who may need a little assistance, to practice Pay It Forward principles, and to evolve as a non-profit organization.
Get to know our teams!
As of right now, we have 17 administrators on 6 different teams. Our teams are as follows:
Executive Team –
Responsible for receiving all reports from other teams and overall supervision; treasury, including fundraising and marketing merchandise. This includes but is not limited to listing and keeping a post of items to sell or buy for MomShare. Responsible for clothing drives, donations, accounts, emails.
Membership Team -
Responsible for membership questions, approvals, concerns. Keeps records of any banned members or problems.
Assistance Team -
Responsible for responding to any complaints, helping members find local agencies, Book Club, and answering questions. Have questions about something in your state? Contact the Assistance team!
Secretarial Team -
Responsible for all records donations made and received; monthly drawing for donator of the month, and setting up new threads. The secretary team also keeps records of photos on MomShare.
Recruitment Team -
Responsible for recruitment of members and businesses, marketing to help secure ads, sponsors and donations.
Research Team -
Responsible for non-profit information, copyright, money due and timelines.