Here are some products we provide and the average cost per household for a family size of 4.
Household Cleaning Products $100
At the Allignment Chapter, we seek to help low income mothers make it through their 30, day month with the basic necessities needed to wash their children, brush their teeth, and properly clean their clothes.
Being a single mother at the age of 19 was the worst experience of my life. I was a freshman in college and had no financial literacy. Born into poverty I learned how to ends meet for myself and my child even if it meant choosing to buy diapers or cleaning products. These decisions took a toll on me mentally. I lost all hope in ever having a future and had many regrets being a mother. One day after receiving a termination notice for my lights and sleeping with candles on in my home watching my baby sleep I wondered if she would be better without me. I knew I couldn't live without her however I wanted to end my own life.
In the summer of 2019 a mother drove onto the Homestead Bridge, exited her vehicle and jumped from the bridge to her death while her three children sat in the car and watched in horror. The mother had no support nor help to provide for her children and lost all hope.
Our mission is to help single mothers stay aligned with their financial obligations while maintaining an stress-free household by providing them with a bag of household necessities.
After conducting a door to door survey in HomeWood Brushton the poorest community in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania we concluded that 82% of the residents where single mothers who did not have the necessities that they needed to take care of a household of three. 10% of mothers used soap to clean their children’s clothing by the 3rd week of the month, 17% had to make a choice about if they wanted to purchase sanitary wipes or hot dogs and bread to feed their children, 5% used paper towels as toilet paper, and 11.7% let their infant and toddler soil their diapers to save the quality of diapers they had left. This survey triggered me and a fellow coupon mom to start the Bags for Moms Drive.
Help Us Make Help Single Mothers
Purchase some of these items for moms from our AMAZON registry list.