Founder of Help A Mother Out Published in the San Jose Mercury News!

By Giving List Staff   |   May 14, 2024

Help a Mother Out is excited to announce that its fearless leader, Lisa Truong, recently had an Op-Ed published in the San Jose Mercury News. In the piece, she discusses the CA budget shortfall and how it is putting diaper bank funding at risk. Ongoing funding is needed to ensure that families have continued access to a healthy supply of clean diapers. You can read the full piece here!


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Founder and Executive Director: Lisa Truong


Help a Mother Out® works to improve baby and family well being by increasing access to diapers for families in need.

A family’s access to a reliable supply of clean diapers reduces the risk of infectious disease outbreaks, improves baby’s health and comfort, and enables baby’s participation in early care and education programs. Our vision is a day when every baby has a healthy supply of diapers.

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​​The diaper program has been life-changing. With the money that I don’t spend on diapers, I can buy food for my kids — it makes a big difference. Because right now, when you go to the grocery store, it easily costs $150 for five everyday items.
Patricia, Mother of two and HAMO program participant

Every $1 Spent Through Help a Mother Out, Saves Families $2

Help a Mother Out (HAMO) started  in 2009 with a $100 investment and two diaper donation bins. Today, HAMO  provides 19% of low-income Bay Area families with free diapers. The team’s vision is to scale the HAMO program until every family receives a healthy supply of diapers. 

With reliable infrastructure and a cost-effective strategy, HAMO has proved that diaper need is a solvable problem – but they need your help. HAMO is asking for your generosity to raise $1.4 million, in order to scale their services and reach 25% of Bay Area families experiencing diaper need by 2025. And if you donate before the end of 2023, your contribution will be doubled thanks to a donation-match of up to $25,000 from a long-time HAMO supporter. Donate today and help end diaper need so families can focus on what really matters: loving their little ones.

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49ers Foundation
Apple, Inc.*
Barr Charitable Trust
California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
East Bay Community Foundation
Eat.Learn.Play Foundation
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund
Google, Inc.*
Jewish Community Federation
Marin Community Foundation
PayPal, Inc.*
Peninsula League
Salesforce Foundation
San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco Junior League
Silicon Valley
Community Foundation
Sunlight Giving*
Wells Fargo*
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