Bismarck, North Dakota – The Dream Center is well known for providing low-income residents of the Bismarck area with food, but this nonprofit organization accomplishes much more.
Moms Helping Moms was established in order to make a significant and lasting contribution to the community. For those in need, there was a display of free clothes, toys, equipment, and more for kids from birth on.
“I was 16 years old when I had my first daughter, and so these types of events and these types of community help resources really really helped me in that situation, and so I would like to spread the help,” said Elida Aceves, Host of Moms Helping Moms.
Many young individuals believe they don’t have enough money or resources to completely provide for their children in this economy. These kinds of incidents put the proverb “It takes a village” to the test.
“I really benefitted from something like this actually with my first child, if I wouldn’t have had access to events like this, or to community services like this, I probably wouldn’t have been able to keep my firstborn,” said Zena Hogue, a Bismarck mom.
Despite the event’s name, anyone who might need anything for a child in their life is given the chance to have their needs met, not only moms.
“If you’re a grandmother and you don’t have much stuff for your grandkids, or you know, if you’re a dad who needs stuff at your house, you know it’s really for anybody,” said Aceves.
Elida and the staff at Dream Center want the neighborhood to be aware that anyone in need may always get assistance, no matter what stage of life they may be in.
On November 15th, the Dream Center will host a moms-to-moms support group.