Vice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq. and Prince George’s County Nonprofit SheRises Inc. Partner to Support Young Mothers in Need
Residents Invited to Support Prince George’s County’s Young Mothers and Babies with Diapers, Wipes, and Other Essential Items
Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair Wala Blegay, Esq. (District 6) will partner with local nonprofit SheRises, Inc. to host a Community Diaper Drive Event on Friday, May 12, 2023, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at 1300 Mercantile Lane, Suite 129 in Largo.
The Community Diaper Drive Event will support young mothers in need by collecting diapers and other essential baby items, including formula, wipes, and nursing care products. All donations will benefit the SheRises, Inc. “Mommy Closet,” which provides mothers in Prince George’s County and the surrounding areas, under the age of 25, with free baby care essentials. The SheRises Mommy Closet receives over 100 registrations each month for participation.
Vice Chair Blegay invites residents to consider lessening the burden for young mothers and their babies in local communities by supporting the event.
"For many mothers, affording diapers and baby essentials is a challenge. Babies can use thousands of disposable diapers in their first years of life, and data has revealed that one out of three families struggle to provide diapers, which is a very basic need for little ones,” adding, “SheRises is working to lessen the financial burden for young mothers by providing diapers and other essential baby items, and we want to support them in this effort by stocking their shelves so they can serve as many mothers as possible. I would encourage residents who are able, to join us in this vital work to make life a little easier for young mothers and their babies.”
SheRises, Inc., founded by Sherise Holden, aims to improve graduation statistics for young mothers while providing parenting and life skills training. Through the development of various initiatives, including the “SheRises Living My Best Life Young Mothers Mentoring Program,” SheRises provides young mothers with an opportunity to learn practical life and emotional skills needed to be self-sufficient, financially smart, healthy, thriving members of the community.