Mother to Mother making a difference

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

On Jan. 15, 2019, the Mother to Mother organization brought their bus to Lewisburg to distribute much needed items to families in need.

Mother to Mother, Inc. is a non-profit organization, based out of Nashville, founded by Janie Busbee in 2004.

“We saw the needs that case workers and hospital nurses have when parents don’t have the basic needs to care for a child,” Busbee said.

The calling to help more rural communities came when the organization was blessed with a bus.

The first rural community that was graced by this organization was Lobelville. The event was such a success, they wanted to do more.

Kiley Ezzell, Community Partner Liaison and Warehouse Coordinator, reached out to the City of Lewisburg and Director of Parks and Recreation, Cary Whitesell to help address the needs within this community.

Whitesell took this offer to the Marshall County Health Council, The Pregnancy Resource Center, and Head Start to see what the needs of our community were.

Since Mother to Mother serves children from newborn to age 10, they found that booster seats, among others, were a hot item.

The crew arrived early to the Lewisburg Recreation Center to set up. There were people in need waiting an hour early to collect. Mother to Mother distributed booster seats, clothing, toys, play pens, diapers, blankets along with other items.

These ladies and gentleman, blessed approximately 30 families within our community.

Despite the weather, they did so with respect and a smile.

They were able to leave additional items for the Head Start program and the Pregnancy Resource Center.

If you would like to learn more about Mother to Mother, Inc. or make a donation, you can visit their website at www.mothertomotherinc.org.

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Staff from Mother to Mother distributed needed child care items to Lewisburg residents at the Rec Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15.