Happy Moms Raise Happy Children
Gifts for Moms Support Single Parent Families
Gifts for Moms is a 501c3 organization. Our mission is to strength and improve the lives of single parents and their children. We believe, when you help a single mother you improve the lives of her children.
We want to help strengthen single moms by offering, classes, services and resources to help them with the difficult job of raising children alone with limited resouces.
Our service area is Collin County where 6.74% of the population (909,894 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 14.7%. But the largest demographic living in poverty is Female 25-34 with children.
Nationally the numbers are worse. According to Families and Living Arrangements: 2006, there were 12.9 million one-parent families in 2006 — 10.4 million single-mother families (81%) and 2.5 million single-father families (19%). About 84% of single parents are mothers. Women earn on average 77 cents to the white male dollar, African American women earn just 66 cents to the male dollar, and Latino women earn just 54 cents. Women with children earn 10 to15 percent less than women without children. 37% of single mothers and their families live in poverty, and the number rises to 44% for African American women.
There is another story that the numbers can’t tell. It is the story of constant stress, struggle and living on the edge of financial disaster while trying to raise healthy and productive children. For many of these women life is a constant juggling act - juggling bills, time and attention. Can any of us truly imagine the terror of living in constant fear of being homeless, letting our children down, or having the bottom fall out of our lives with no one to help us? This is a daily reality for thousands of women. Gift For Moms Project wants to be the unconditional safety net that helps empower women to build stronger families.
Join us as we work to build stronger families one day at a time. If you have programming or ideas that you would like to work with us on e-mail email@example.com
Single moms can sign up for food stamps, healthcare, and TANF in our office.
We offer free behavioral health and financial counseling services for our members.
Is a monthly information support group for single parents. This session is an open format where parents can discuss anything they want. Occasionally professionals are invited to lead the group otherwise, it is an open discussion forum.
Clothing Swap & Shoe Swap
Once a year we bring all the items that our children have out grown and swap them with other parents.
Self Improvement Classes
We host classes on resume building, financial management, job searching and a list of other classes.
Referrals for Community Resources
We have a list of community partners tha we are able to provide referrals for our clients. Our list includes referrals for rental assistance, shelter, food, clothing, transportion and other services.
We send out weekly job openings that are not widely publicised. We provide classes on resume writing and job interviewing. We also help moms get clothing for the interview.
We source resources for our clients through our large network of donors and friends.
We are the go to source for single moms in need