Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Mother Pucker Stuffing Party

So as one part of the Mother Pucker project to reclaim Mother's Day winds down, another is getting us all wound up.

The wind down? Last night we finished matching up the last mommas to help each other this Mother's Day. We matched over 400 women who wanted to help, with moms who need a little extra love this. We're already getting stories about people being so awesome to each other that it just makes you want fist pump and then leap about like a delighted unicorn.

So that part of the Mother Pucker project is over. But we're not done yet!

If you want to donate a clean birth kit, click here or here. These kits save the lives of mommas and babies in places like Papua New Guinea and Sierra Leone. In fact, this summer we'll get to see pictures of the moms and babies our kits are helping in West Africa!

Yes! That's why this plan WORKS.
Here's what else we're doing and I really hope that if you live near Washington, DC you'll join us. We're throwing a Mother Pucker Stuffing Party. 'What the hell is she babbling about?', you may be thinking to yourself. 'That sounds porny. AGAIN. What's wrong with her?'

HERE'S WHAT I'M BABBLING ABOUT: We are making Mother's Day gift bags for moms living in domestic violence and homeless shelters in our community. This Friday, May 11th from 4-8pm in Fairfax, VA we're going to be collecting donations and stuffing gift bags.

Come hang with us. Bring your bad self. Bring your kids (there's a playground and Girl Scout troops volunteering to kid wrangle). There will be food. There will not be cocktails. Yes, that makes us sad too.*

Here's what we need to collect for the gift bags:
  • Gift cards to: Target, Walmart, Giant, Safeway, Hair Cuttery, Metro, McDonalds
  • Soap (regular size)
  • Shampoo/conditioner for all hair types (regular size)
  • Chapstick/lip gloss
  • Nail polish/remover
  • body wash/nylon poofy things
  • razors/shaving cream
  • Pens and paper
  • Gum/mints
  • Slippers 
If you want to RSVP on Facebook - click here.
If you want to sign up via Sign Up Genius - click here.

Here's the details:
You are totally invited to a Mother Pucker Stuffing Party.
THIS FRIDAY, MAY 11th 4pm-8pm
Fairfax Presbyterian Church
10723 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Please come and bring donations for Mother's Day Gift Bags
for Moms living in Domestic Violence and Homeless Shelters
in Fairfax and Prince William Counties

*We're holding it at our church because they have space and it's kid friendly and it's free. Downside: no booze. Trust us, there's no getting around it, we've been trying for years. Upside: How cool is that we made fliers talking about Helpful Hookers and Mother Puckers stuffing things and our Pastor was like, "Sounds great - have fun, ladies" without even missing a beat?

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  1. I, too, am hosting a Mother Pucker Stuffing Party! This Mother's Day (and my birthday), I'm inviting 50 people to my house, asking them to come bearing supplies to stuff gauze, razors, string, soap and plastic sheets into a ziplock and send to Papua New Guinea. (FB invite has already inspired three friends to donate directly to the cause... in addition to coming to the party!) WOOT! GO HOOKERS!!!

  2. I love it and if I was not far far far far far away I would be there in a hearbeat but I did email this to all my east coast friends and hopefully they will come! Good work ladies !!!

  3. Never have I wanted to live in our Nation's capital more than I do today! Have fun, ladies - I'll be there in spirit. I sent a Mother Pucker giftcard to an awesome mom in CA yesterday. I hope she smiles a little & feels the love.

  4. I would love to come, but that whole living in Indiana thing.. combine it with being on a field trip with my 4th grader to Chicago until around 6pm.. yeah somehow don't think I'l make it down to VA on time lol :p

    But what an awesome idea! I hope you get lots of ladies and stuff to help! good luck!

  5. I didn't realize you were local! :) Not sure if I can stay to stuff, but I'll see what I can do about dropping some items off.

  6. If it would not involve airplanes and missing Mother's Day preschool teas and basic time warps, I swear to GOD, I would so be there! Instead, I will comfort myself by mailing another little goody to my awesome Mother Puckers tomorrow. :)

  7. You know what? I am so having a party like this next year. Why next year, I hear you ask? Because in the UK, Mother's Day is in March! But hey, we have mums who need a little help here too. So, next March, await photos of crazy, loving women who have beth inspired by YOU!

  8. I WANT TO DO THIS NEXT YEAR WITH YOU! Sorry, shouty. PLEASE let me know how I can help!
    I'm in awe of your amazingness. Seriously. Wow. We need to GET YOU A MOTHERFUCKING SUPERHERO CAPE!!
    Rock ON, sister!!!

  9. You are totally amazeballs!!! You Mother Puckers totally rock my socks off!!! I wish I lived close enough to go to this party, however that would require vacation time and airline travel, so sadly it won't be happening. I did just send out a gift card to a soon-to-be surprised mom in Philly, though! This project, much like the Hooker one at Christmas, has made this whole holiday so much fun!!! Keep up the AMAZING work!!!!
    Heather P. in NH

  10. I wanna go to your church. But I don't live in or near VA. Have fun!

  11. I wish I could be up there with you mother puckers... unfortunately being in Florida that will not be happening. Also I found your blog last week and it is totally saving my sanity right now and giving me a little hope that I will be able to survive the future (I'm pregnant for the first time now). Keep up the good work.


  12. I don't have a lot of money, but I do social media work for a living. I've offered my services free of charge to World Birth Aid to help get the word out. If they take me up on my offer, here's to hoping to seeing a lot more of them in the future!




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