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Donate or Volunteer


You can help us
help families.


 

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Donate or Volunteer


You can help us
help families.


 

HHMD's 'Families Seeking Stability' fundraising effort

Please consider supporting our fundraising goal of $175,000 to cover our costs for 2017. 
Thank you so much for those who have donated so far - we have reached $11,610!

donate funds 

You can donate online above!  Any amount large or small helps us serve more families!

HHMD relies on financial support from organizations, foundations, and individuals to operate.  
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible.  

Here's what your donation will provide...

  • $25 buys diapers for a child in need for one month

  • $100 provides coaching for 5 moms who have experienced a recent crisis
  • $225 covers our utilities during the winter months

  • $500 pays for the printing of our referral vouchers and annual reports

  • $1,057 allows our full-time and part-time employee to receive pay for one week

  • $1,600 allows us to serve 225 children and their families by covering our rent for one month


donate items

We accept ALL new and gently-used children's items of any age.  

All items that HHMD provides to those in need come from generous families, resale shops, and consignment sales in the St. Louis area.  Please feel free to drop off any donations at our warehouse any Monday - Thursday between 9:00am-noon.  No need to let us know you are coming!  We accept the following items:

  • Clothing for any season: sleepers, onesies, shorts, pants, shirts, skirts, dresses, socks, coats, hats, scarves, mittens

  • Bibs, blankets, shoes, cloth and disposable diapers, toys, board books, K-12 books, and pregnancy and parenting books

  • Baby gear:  bouncy seats, swings, cribs (no drop-sides), pack 'n plays, bassinets, exersaucers, unexpired car seats, strollers, high chairs, bottles, breast pumps, carriers

  • Dishes, cooking utensils, microwaves, beds, dressers and couches

We can arrange for a volunteer to pickup large items such as baby gear and furniture.  Please send us a note on our Contact page.  Unfortunately, we are not able to pick up bags of clothing donations unless there is a large item involved. 


Volunteer

We could not operate without volunteers!  There are so many options - choose what you enjoy and let us know.

HHMD is run almost entirely by compassionate volunteers who commit more than 200 hours per month to HHMD.  If opportunities in any of these areas interest you, please send us an e-mail through our Contact page telling us about yourself and how you would like to contribute.  

donation COLLECTION

HHMD receives donations of gently-used clothing, supplies and baby gear from local families, resale shops & consignment sales.  In many cases, HHMD needs volunteers to pick up these donations.

Donation Pickup Volunteer - Responsible for picking up donated items from partner resale shops, homes and/or large consignment sales in the Greater St. Louis area & delivering them to HHMD.   Days and times are flexible.

SORTING & PACKING

We sort incoming donations by gender & size and ensure all items are in good condition.  These items are then packed into boxes to be provided to families. 

Sorting & Packing Volunteers – Responsible for sorting incoming donated items at our warehouse and/or packing boxes to be picked up by families or delivered to agencies.

Delivery

If our referring agencies have storage space, we can deliver boxes to their location on a monthly basis for them to distribute to the appropriate families. We also deliver furniture such as beds, couches, and dressers directly to families in need.

Delivery Driver – Responsible for 1) Delivering boxes to agencies/clients in the Greater St. Louis area and/or 2) Delivering furniture to clients in the Greater St. Louis area. This volunteer position requires the use of the volunteer's vehicle/truck.

administration

Program Manager – Responsible for 1) Acting as a point person for organizing/directing current programs, 2) Working with HHMD's network of referral agencies to ensure we fulfill the requests of
families in need, 3) Discovering new referral agencies and donation sources to allow HHMD to serve as many families as possible

Agency Liaisons - Responsible for 1) Ensuring that enough items are sorted and boxes are packed to fulfill incoming orders, 2) Arranging for deliveries and confirming deliveries via email, 3) Handling any agency issues and questions

Call & Email Intake Coordinator – Responsible for 1) Returning calls and replying to emails from agencies/clients within 48 hours, 2) Emailing orders to appropriate Agency Liaisons for fulfillment, 3) Forwarding issues/questions to the appropriate HHMD volunteer

Grant Writing – Writing grants can be done from the comfort of your own couch and serves as a way to help us thrive.  If you have a way with words, let us know!

Other 

Community Days - Do you work for a company, organization or club interested in serving the St. Louis community? Set up a special day at our warehouse to sort donations and pack & deliver boxes.

Organization of Drives or Fundraisers – Set up children’s clothing/baby gear/diaper drives or financial fundraisers through your company/moms’ group/circle of friends.  We will pick up all donations & speak at your event!

College Internships – HHMD hosts interns interested in any of the opportunities listed here (or a combination!).  Internships are unpaid, but college credit can be granted to students attending schools who grant credit to those serving a 501(c)3 organization.