Struggling Moms and Girls
Denise and I felt that it was totally necessary to build a national gift registry that supports mothers who financially struggle and to meet the basic needs of teenage girls.
Years before I was Papa Joe, I was child Joe raised by a single mother and my only sibling was a sister. My mother never knew of the times that I saw her crying, wondering how she or my grandmother were going to make ends meet.
According to the Huffington Post (September 19, 2013):
“Single-mother families in poverty increased for the fourth straight year to 4.1 million, or 41.5 percent, coinciding with longer-term trends of declining marriage and out-of-wedlock births. Many of these mothers are low income with low education.”
Single moms also deal with the challenge that comes with the high cost of childcare for children not yet in school.
We are taking a stand for struggling mothers and their older daughters throughout America. They need personal items for their teenagers. They need diapers and wipes for their babies and toddlers. They need lotions and other items to make them feel fresh, worthy and valuable. They need you working with us united!
Every other month we will have a Struggling moms and girls registry drive plus a Babies & Tots urgent needs registry.