Service Projects

Volunteering to help others is part of our country. The International MOMS Club continues the volunteering tradition by including in its mission that each local club has at least one service project each year that benefits children. We plan a number of projects throughout the year; some years we've had service projects every month. Service projects are a great way for the members to get to know each other while getting involved in the community.

Examples of some of the projects we have done in recent years include:

Canned Food Item Collection - Each year members collect and donate canned and dry food items for a local shelter. Both Gaithersburg HELP and St. Martin of Tours Food Pantry have received donations.

Donation of Baby Items - Each year we collect and donate gently used and new baby items (clothes, towels, bottles, diapers, etc.) to be distributed to needy families and new mothers through Interfaith Ministries and Gabriel House. Members both donated items and financed this project through funds raised from annual dues.

Dinner for the NIH Children's Inn - The club provides and serves Sunday dinner for families staying at the Children's Inn whose children are receiving treatment at the National Institute of Health (N.I.H.). Club members donated some of the prepared food and raised money for the dinner with a raffle of donations received by the club from local businesses.

Sunrise Assisted Living - Each October we hold a Halloween "parade" for the residents. The children are in costumes and often distribute a craft to the residents as well.

Holiday Giving - The club partners with the City of Gaitherburg's Community Services to sponsor children for the December holidays. Club members donate the items and help wrap them at a wrap party.
If you are a current member and have ideas for more service projects we can do in our area, take a minute to email us or talk to one of the board members. We welcome your input!

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