Donation Drive for the Moms in Louisiana!

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The moms in Louisiana need our help, y’all. The national media is doing a fairly poor job covering the disaster happening in Louisiana, but we’ve definitely noticed. The current statistics are that well over 40,000 homes have been damaged in the flooding, and 30,000 people have had to be rescued from their homes. Livingston, Louisiana (a suburb of Baton Rouge) is 90% under water.

These numbers are staggering. It makes us feel helpless, honestly. But we need to help. We need to be there for our neighbors, and we need to take action.

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One of Memphis Moms Blog’s contributing writers is a Baton Rouge native, and has volunteered to drive down to her hometown and bring supplies with her on August 28th. This is where you come in, Mama. After contacting distribution centers in the area, it has become clear that the items moms are in dire need of right now are diapers, wipes, and formula.

We have set up times and places for the people in our community to donate diapers, wipes, and formula for our MMB team member to drive down to Baton Rouge. Please consider spending a few dollars on a pack of wipes or diapers, or some baby formula, and check out our schedule below to find the best date and location for you to donate. We are also wanting to bring Target and Walmart gift cards to these families, so if you would like to donate gift cards, please make each one worth $10 so they can be distributed easily. We have organized the drop-offs by region, and also by date and time (scroll to the bottom).

Help us load a trailer to bring to these moms in need, y’all!

If you own a business that would like to either make a donation, or become a drop-off location, or if you have any questions about this donation drive at all, please email info@memphismomsblog.com.

Businesses Accepting Donations on Behalf of MMB:

Midtown/Downtown

Big League Movers (1559 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104)
City Auto (4932 Elmore Rd, Memphis, TN 38128)

East Memphis

Dixie Pickers (964 June Rd., Memphis, TN 38119)

Collierville

Dixie Pickers (99 N Center St, Collierville, TN 38017)

Bartlett/Cordova

Crye-Leike Bartlett (2868 Summer Oaks Dr, Bartlett, TN 38134)

Arlington/Lakeland

Tennessee Farm Bureau Insurance (6050 Airline Rd #104, Arlington, TN 38002)

Desoto County

Splash Pools Desoto (556 Whitfield Dr, Hernando, MS  38632)
Janie Rose Boutique (5627 New Getwell Rd, Southaven, MS 38672)

Organized by Region:

East Memphis: meet Jennifer in the parking lot at the Target on Colonial on Saturday, August 20th or August 27th from 9:00 to 10:00am.
Midtown/Downtown: please email Lauren at laurenibrigance@gmail.com for drop-off details.
Germantown: meet LB in the parking lot at the Kroger on Farmington on Friday, August 26th from 1:00 to 2:00.
Collierville: meet LB in the parking lot of Johnson Park between 12:00 and 1:00 on Saturday, August 20th or 27th.
Arlington/Lakeland: meet Misty at the Playground of Dreams on Sunday, August 21st 2:00-4:00, or Saturday, August 27th 9:00-11:00.
Bartlett/Cordova: meet Jeanie at Bert Ferguson Park at 1:00 on Sunday, August 21st, or Ellendale Park in Bartlett at 2:00 on Tuesday, August 23rd.
DeSoto County: meet Sarah in the parking lot at the YMCA in Olive Branch (on Old Goodman) on Tuesday, August 23rd or Wednesday, August 24th between 5:30 and 6:30.
Fayette County: please email Erica at ericalbaumer@gmail.com to set up a porch drop-off time.

 

Organized by Date and Time:

Saturday, August 20 at 9:00-10:30am: Jennifer will be in the parking lot at Target on Colonial in East Memphis.
Saturday, August 20 from 12:00 to 1:00pm: LB will be at Johnson Park in Collierville.
Sunday, August 21 at 2:00-4:00pm: Misty will be at The Playground of Dreams in Arlington.
Sunday, August 21 at 1:00-2:00pm: Jeanie will be at Bert Ferguson Park in Cordova.
Tuesday, August 23 at 2:00-3:00pm: Jeanie will be at Ellendale Park in Bartlett.
Tuesday, August 23 from 5:30-6:30pm: Sarah will be in the parking lot at the YMCA on Old Goodman in Olive Branch.
Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30-6:30pm: Sarah will be in the parking lot at the YMCA on Old Goodman in Olive Branch.
Thursday, August 25 from 6:30-8:00pm: Drop of at the Pure Barre in Germantown.
Friday, August 26 from 1:00-2:00pm: LB will be in the parking lot at Kroger on Farmington in Germantown.
Saturday, August 27 at 9:00-10:30am: Jennifer will be in the parking lot of Target on Colonial in East Memphis.
Saturday, August 27 from 9:00-11:00am: Misty will be at The Playground of Dreams in Arlington.
Saturday, August 27 from 12:00-1:00pm: Lorrin will be at Johnson Park in Collierville.
For drop offs in Midtown/Downtown, please email Lauren at laurenibrigance@gmail.com.
For drop offs in Fayette County, please email Erica at ericalbaumer@gmail.com.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. This is so amazing of yall!! Thank you for looking out for other moms, it will not go unnoticed. I’m one of the very few fortunate moms who’s house went untouched and so thankful I’ll be able to help other moms now.

  2. Thanks for doing this!
    Also, for anybody who shops at Target, currently they are doing a promotion on exactly these baby items:
    $25 gift card with $100 purchase of diapers, training pants, wipes and formula through 8/20/2016.

  3. Hi! I’m a community outreach specialist with EarlySteps, Louisiana’s state early intervention program serving children ages birth to 3 with developmental delays. I work in region 9 which encompasses St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and Livingston Parish. I applaud what you are doing! We have several families who lost their vehicles in the flood which means they lost car seats. Because of insurance regulations these are not often items that can be donated, so it’s been tough to find them. I have begun the process of reaching out to manufacturers and other large companies. If this is something that any of your followers would like to help out with, they are greatly needed!

  4. Babies R Us has a sale of you buy 2 packs of Pampers or Huggies super packs of diapers, you get a pack of Pampers or Huggies wipes for free ($14.99-$15.99 value). This weekend only!

    • Thank you Judy! We do have a specific drop-off location in Prairieville that is serving as a distribution center for the families affected there. We’ve been in very close contact with them and are making sure to meet the needs of the people served by that center.

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