I heard about the event on twitter and that was actually how I found out about Baby Basics NYC, recipients of the diapers donated and money raised last night and, as you know, the organization I am supporting with my spring giveaway and fundraiser.
A crib full of diapers were collected and there were tons of great raffle prizes...
I donated a $200 alethea cheng fitzpatrick photography gift certificate, and it was fun to see how excited Michele, the winner was:
I was pretty excited myself to win a $50 Spa Finder gift certificate!
But most of all, it was great to meet a lot of bloggers and other people, all doing interesting things and supporting a great cause. I don't have all the links (almost no one had cards!) but luckily, Corine has them all in her blog post covering the event and I have copied them here for your (and my) convenience:
Jessica/Mommas Gone City
Kim/Mom In The City
Fredrick/New York Dad Blog
Nancy Horn/Mommies With Style
Matthew/Back 2 Go Forward
Holly/The Culture Mom Blog
Theresag/My City Life
You can also follow the #HAMO hastag on twitter to see some the attendees, follow the post-party chatter and find out about other Help A Mother Out events.
And of course, I also got to meet Brenda Grassey, founder of Baby Basics NYC.
It was great to meet Brenda in person and hear about her commitment not just to giving diapers but also education and support. I feel better than ever about supporting her organization. If you are able to make a donation as part of my giveaway, I strongly encourage you to do so. And thank you to those who have already donated.
If you entered and did not donate, it's not too late - make a donation now and I will give you your extra entry (or entries)! Just don't forget to use the additional option in the blue box to "notify someone by e-mail" and enter firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is Brenda with two of her volunteers.Carol and Corine. Thanks for throwing a great party, and thanks to Affinia 50 for providing the venue and great food and drinks!
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Disclosure: I was a raffle sponsor for this event.
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