MOM FUND IN ACTION
We first heard about Syndee from her friend, Britney Voigt. Britney wrote, “Syndee is a single foster mom who goes above and beyond for her kids… She took a sibling group of four because the state was going to split them into separate homes. I would love to see her have a beautiful place to feed her family!”
We made a custom table for Syndee and her family back in February. Now, thanks to all the amazing people who purchased a shirt, we were able to go back out to her home to deliver $200 worth of groceries and a $100 gas card. A huge thank you to everyone who already “joined in.”#MOMFUND
HOW DO YOU PICK THE WINNING MOM EACH MONTH?
Every month we sift through dozens of Moms Applications. There are so many inspiring, hard working, loving single moms out there! Our office manager, Brittany, narrows the applications to 3, and then our whole company has a meeting to hear about the three finalists and vote on that month’s recipient. It’s something we care a lot about and take very seriously.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHAT “EXTRA NEEDS” TO GIVE TO?
Sometimes the initial Moms Application reveals some pretty obvious Extra Needs, and sometimes we ask the mom directly how we can help. We truly believe this program is most effective when we personalize it to each month’s mom, so it can look a little different every month.
CAN I SEE THE MOMS FUND IN ACTION?
Absolutely! After you purchase a shirt we’ll add your email address to our Moms Fund Emailer, and when we meet extra needs with your money we will shoot you an email to let you know how we spent the money and how the mom responded. Of course, if you’re not a big email fan you are welcome to opt-out.
CAN I DONATE EVEN MORE TO THE MOMS FUND?
Sure thing. When you fill out the form to buy a shirt, a pop-down question will appear when you enter your credit card asking if you would like to donate even more to the fund. There’s no need or pressure at all to donate more, but we put the option there in case you want to.
DO YOU USE THE MOMS FUND TO PAY FOR THE TABLE?
Not at all. We’ve been making and giving away tables for single moms since 2015; it’s a big part of our company, it’s something we enjoy paying for ourselves, and we will never receive funds to help with the tables. Any money that comes in through the t-shirt sales or other donations goes directly into the Moms Fund and is used exclusively for meeting those Extra Moms Needs.
WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS OF YOUR TABLES FOR MOMS PROGRAM?
While we acknowledge defining “single mom” can be a little tricky, we do require that the moms who receive a table from us must be raising at least one child in their home, and must not live with or have the support of a significant other.