Grassroots Mother-to-Mother Support

MOM of Columbia County

a 501c3 non-profit organization

 

Upcoming Events

Nov & Dec - Holiday Help

Christmas gifts and Christmas dinner to local families in need.
Now accepting donations (cash, gift cards, toys, clothing) and nominations.

Dec 12 - Holiday Party

6-8pm at Best Western.

Holiday Help

Help us provide Christmas gifts and a full Christmas dinner to local families within our community.

It’s 100% volunteer and donation driven.

YOU can help make an impact on your local community.

Now accepting:

new toys

new clothing

gift certificates

cash donations towards food (tax deductible)

If you or your business would like to donate in support of local families, click below:

Raising Breastfeeding Awareness

The Global Big Latch On

2019 Global Numbers:

18,576 children breastfeeding
19,414 breastfeeding people attended
58,003 people attended to support breastfeeding

The Global Big Latch On

Get Involved

The Global Big Latch On
August 2020

You can support MOM of Columbia County with:

cash donations (tax deductible)
gift certificates
products & merchandise
vendor booth
event sponsorship

for the Global Big Latch On event here in St Helens.

If you or your business would like to donate in support of local mothers, children, and families, click the button below:

2019 Global Big Latch On Photos

2018 Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County
Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County
Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County
Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County
Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County

2018 Global Big Latch On Photos

2018 Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County
Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County
Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County
Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County
Global Big Latch on hosted by MOM of Columbia County
Twice Annual Event

The Clothing Swap

Community

The Swap is a community event for members of our local support group. At The Swap, you can bring your kids’ old size clothes and pick up your kids next size clothes, for free. We also have men’s, women’s, and breastfeeding supplies, toys, shoes, books, pretty much everything!

We ask that people only take what they need and make sure to leave enough for other families. You do not have to donate to attend.

Quality

You MUST bring your donations bagged and labeled by size and gender. Unsorted clothing not accepted. Volunteers will not sort your clothing. Do not bring old ripped clothes, or stained clothes. If it belongs in the trash, put it in the trash, don’t make us do it for you. This is important!

Attach your outfits together with a rubber band or safety pins – thanks!

Donate $1-$5

We are asking for a donation of $1-$5 per person at the door. This donation goes directly into the group fund. The group fund pays for the location for events like the swap and support group meetings.

Drop-Off

When you come to drop off the night before, please set your items beneath the marked table for that size/gender. We will put it out on the tables.

Be Nice

Please conduct yourself with class and respect during the swap. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Swap Rules

Where possible, we ask that you leave kids at home.

Baby wearing is great! Please don’t bring a stroller, it clogs up lanes.

Do not leave your young children unattended in the toy area or anywhere else.

Have big kids? We would love their help with carrying items to their cars.

Schedule

 

Day Before – Saturday October 8th, 2022

Set up: volunteers set up tables, set up signs, set donations out from 6-7 PM
Drop-Offs: 6-7PM

 

Day Of – Sunday October 9th, 2022

Pre-Shop: Volunteers get to shop at 9:50 AM
Swap starts: 10AM to 12PM
Clean up: 12PM to 1PM volunteers bag and load up left over clothes, break down tables, clean up the space, take trash to off-site dumpster, vacuum, load cars, and lock up
Donate: volunteers drive the left over clothing to donation point.

Volunteer Roles

Clean up, bag up left over clothes, break down tables, clean up the space, take trash to off-site dumpster, vacuum, load cars, and lock up. Sunday, October 9th @ 12-1pm.
Sign up for this role.

Drive donations to drop-off point: person needs to have a large vehicle like a truck or SUV to drive donations from the swap to the drop-off point. Sunday, October 9th @ 12-12:30pm
Sign up for this role.

Set up, Day Before. We need volunteers to set up tables, set up signs, set donations out, and remove any bad items (stains/rips). Saturday, October 8th @ 6-7pm.
Sign up for this role.

Volunteer Coordinator, know who is doing what and help volunteers fulfill their jobs. Sunday, October 9th @ 10-12pm
Role filled

Door person, collecting donations. Sunday, October 9th @ 10-12pm
Role filled

Volunteer Incentives

When you volunteer you will receive…….

Volunteer Incentives, swap volunteers get to shop first before everyone is let in. They may fill one regular size grocery sack only.

Location

St Helens Rec Center
1810 Old Portland Rd, St Helens OR 97051
Get Directions on Google Maps

MOM of Columbia County

Our Mission

To work within the local community to improve the lives of mothers and children through mother-to-mother peer support from pregnancy, to breastfeeding, through parenthood.