Mother House Launches First Mother's Day Online Auction to Benefit Women in Crisis
Boulder nonprofit supporting young women and their babies seeks to raise $10,000 by May 8th
Boulder, Colo. (May 1, 2019)—Mother House, a Boulder County-based nonprofit organization that provides a safe haven for pregnant women and their babies facing crisis, today announced its first-ever Mother's Day online auction. More than 60 local businesses have donated experiences, gift cards, meals and professional services to the auction. All proceeds raised from the auction will be directed toward postnatal care and baby care supplies.
The online auction runs through May 8th. A complete list of auction items can be found at motherhouse.cbo.io and includes the following items. Supporters can also text "motherhouse" to 56651 to donate directly through their Text To Give program.
- ADIO Chiropractic: donation of a $250 gift card for a consult and session estimated value of $250.
- Todd Reed: donation of a brushed sterling silver ring with a value of $310.
- Ember Hairstream: a 2020 mobile hair and makeup extravaganza, a $1500 value.
- Museum of Boulder: a one year family membership, a $100 value.
- Boulder Valley CPAs: one personal tax preparation and consultation, a $550 value.
- Yoga Pod: a one month membership, a $160 value.
- Kondition Fitness: a one month membership and water bottle, a $230 value.
- Mother House has several direct-donation options in the auction as well (diapers for our babies, supporting a mom on bed rest, and many others)
"Since we first opened our doors, Mother House has provided services to more than 850 women in crisis and their babies, and the support that we've received from the community has been nothing short of overwhelming," said Lisa Sweeney-Miran, executive director of Mother House. "We are truly grateful for the support from our local business community and donors, and we are so excited for this Mother's Day auction, because every dollar makes such an impact."
For nearly four decades, Mother House has helped meet the needs of any pregnant woman in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or gender identity. Mother House provides services during both prenatal and postpartum journeys, regardless of whether women decide to parent or choose adoption. Because a multitude of community services requires a legal residence to qualify, Mother House also plays a critical role in helping young and expectant mothers receive pre-natal and birthing health care, Medicaid and food stamps, Nurse Family Partnership, Colorado Child Care Assistance Program and many other social services.
About Mother House:
Since 1982, Mother House has served as a safe haven for pregnant women and their babies facing crisis in Boulder County. More than a shelter, Mother House helps its residents be a part of a stable community and support network while helping them develop the skills to become become successful and responsible members of society. Mother House seeks to meet the needs of any pregnant woman in need, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual preference, or gender identity. For more information, please visit www.mother-house.org.