Finding brands and organizations that give back makes me very happy. I was raised in a family that valued volunteerism, activism, and community involvement.
When I became a mother, it became even more important to me to be involved in the community where my children would grow up and to spend my money on brands that I felt were actively trying to make a difference for a better world. From the diapers we use for our kids, to the philanthropic organizations that we support locally, creating a lifestyle build on giving back is so important to model for our children.
We love living in a community that has so many incredible organizations that give back. Today we want to share 5 organizations that are impacting moms and families every day.
Amistad Community Health Center was founded in 2005 as a not-for-profit, faith-based organization aimed to address the growing number of community members lacking health insurance, a primary care provider, and a place to receive affordable, quality medical attention. Amistad provides services to all persons regardless of their ability to pay by charging for services on a sliding fee scale based on a patient’s family size and income. Amistad provides services to people in every stage of the life cycle.
The Coastal Bend Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry program reaches individuals and families living in rural areas and surrounding counties of South Texas. The goal is to provide and distribute food items, including fresh produce, every month in smaller cities that don’t have local help. Currently, CBFB Mobile Pantry has 27 distribution sites serving families in the 11 county service area.
The Coastal Bend Food Bank’s Kids’ Backpack program aims to provide children with nutritious food to take home for the weekend. Backpacks are filled with nutritious, child-friendly food and are distributed on the day before weekends or holiday vacations.
The Coastal Bend Food Bank (CBFB) has a social services coordinator who assists clients in filling out benefit forms for the first time or helps them renew their applications for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Medicaid & CHIPS. This can be done at the CBFB, at an active pantry or mobile pantry, or over the phone.
Here are the specific programs we help with:
- Food Stamps
- Adult Medicaid
- Women’s Health Program (Medicaid for Women Ages 18-44)
- Chip/Children’s Medicaid
- Chip Perinatal Benefits
- Long Term Care (Medicaid for Seniors 65+ or Disabled)
- SNAP Cap (Food Stamps for Seniors 50+ and on SSI)
For assistance, please call Social Services Coordinator at (361) 887-6291 ext. 5109 or email at [email protected]
Corpus Christi Hope House provides 24/7 emergency shelter, transitional housing, support, life-skills training, food, clothing, baby items, counseling, education and medical assistance to women, their dependent children and newborn babies who seek an escape from homelessness, addiction, domestic violence, poverty or a crisis pregnancy situation.
In addition, Corpus Christi Hope House has The Gabriel Project. This program reaches out to pregnant teenagers and women when facing a crisis pregnancy situation. They provide support and assistance to women, children, babies, and families throughout the South Texas Coastal Bend including diapers, baby wipes, clothing, miscellaneous baby items, furniture, appliances, and referrals. Our Life-skills and Parenting Seminars are open to all members of the community.
Pregnancy Center of the Coastal Bend operates a professional medical office. The staff is committed to providing ethical and confidential services in a caring environment. They provide free and confidential pregnancy services. Medical services are provided by licensed medical personnel.
In addition, the Pregnancy Center of the Coastal Bend is partnered with HI AGAIN RESALE SHOP. At Hi Again, thrifters, moms, and dads can shop in a store filled with gently used clothes, furniture and baby items. Every worker at the store is allowed to bring their baby or children to work and the environment is totally non-judgemental and fully supportive of all moms.
Nurse-Family Partnership at United Way of the Coastal Bend pairs first-time mothers with their very own free personal nurse to help guide her through these unfamiliar times and support her through pregnancy, childbirth and all that comes with a new baby. In addition, NFP partnered with Family Counseling Service to bring free short-term, at-home mental healthcare to new mothers. Click here for more information!
What organizations or brands have helped or supported you? Drop a line in the comments and let us know!