In 2011, Bridget Cutler of North Plainfield started Moms Helping Moms to help low-income and struggling moms with basic baby items. As a young mother, Bridget knew that most daycare centers require that parents bring in enough diapers for their children. If they don’t, they are not allowed to leave their children at daycare, which often prevents them from working or going to school. Most children need as many as 12 diapers per day — which can cost up to $125 a month and is an item that is not covered by WIC or food stamps. Through partnerships with community organizations, social workers, homeless shelters, schools and others, Bridget and her team collect and distribute an estimated 300,000 diapers each year to more than 12,000 families, along with clothing, formula, nursing supplies, strollers and countless other baby essentials. She also started new initiatives to help families, such as a dental program to distribute toothbrushes and toothpaste, and an early literacy program to encourage parents to read to their children.
Moms Helping Moms Foundation is a baby supply and diaper bank serving low income families in Northern and Central New Jersey. They provide low income families with the essential baby items that they need to give their children a safe, happy and healthy start. They collect donated items and work with 70+ partner agencies to identify families in need of diapers, formula, clothing and other baby essentials. MHMF also operates early literacy and dental hygiene programs for families.