Alliance of Moms
The Alliance of Moms (AOM) is an auxiliary group that supports the work of the Alliance for Children’s Rights through fundraising, raising awareness, and hosting events for our clients. Their overall mission is to grow a community of moms in Los Angeles who believe their role as parents extends beyond their own children and their focus is to support children in foster care who live without the foundation of family.
The Alliance of Moms host foster youth workshops, fundraisers and monthly Mom’s Nights Out to introduce potential new members to their movement. They also offer hands on assistance with Alliance for Children’s Rights events.
AOM was formed after the five founders had their own children within weeks of each other. They felt compelled to actively demonstrate their maternal gratitude by serving foster youth in their local L.A. community. Inspired by the words of Mother Theresa when she said “The problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small”, AOM moms feel passionately about modeling a life that includes philanthropy for their own kids.
Los Angeles County has the largest foster care system in the country with 28,000 children living without a permanent family. AOM’s goal is to actively serve children and teens in foster care living without the foundation of family.
AOM knows there are a lot of Angelenos out there with a lot to give, and hope you’ll join the movement to help vulnerable children in Los Angeles while having fun as part of a community of moms. To learn more about AOM at an upcoming “Mom’s Night Out” event or to join visit allianceofmoms.org
Thank you to AOM Founders: Alliance Board Member Yasmine Delawari Johnson, Danika Charity, Jules Leyser, Emily Lynch and Kelly Zajfen. Read The Hollywood Reporter’s feature on the Alliance of Moms to learn more about their work.
Raising Baby is a fun, educational health and wellness day for pregnant and parenting foster youth and their children hosted three times a year. Workshops include developmental play, nutrition, breastfeeding and infant care, infant CPR, healthy home environment, brain development and more. Youth are given baby/infant necessities donated from various companies that help them put into practice the information and insights shared throughout the day. The next Raising Baby will be on September 24, 2016.
Giant Playdate is a fundraising event for Alliance of Moms’ families, their mom friends and their children to enjoy together. There are lots of fun activities for kids as well as a variety of prizes for moms to bid on.
To join the Alliance of Moms, an annual donation of $250 to the Alliance for Children’s Rights is required as well as a commitment to participate in one of the AOM events.