On Tuesday, November 15, the MOMS Club of Mint Hill held its annual membership drive at the Mint Hill Library.
The MOMS Club of Mint Hill is a local chapter of MOMS Club International, a nonprofit organization based in California. Local MOMS Clubs chapters like the one based in Mint Hill provide support and enrichment for stay-at-home mothers in the community.
The Open House was scheduled in conjunction with two of the library’s popular story time programs. Baby Storytime, intended for children from birth through 18 months of age, is held every Tuesday at 10:15 am. Tiny Tots Storytime for children ages 18-24 months is held Tuesdays at 11:15 am. These programs, since catering to very young children, are especially popular with local stay-at-home moms.
The main focus of Tuesday’s open house was to reach out to local stay-at-home moms who may not be aware of the club. “The point was to meet other moms who are already going to daytime or morning events in our community,” says chapter president Ellee Wallace, “since they are likely to be interested in our other events.”
In addition to scheduling daytime events for stay-at-home moms and their children, every MOMS Club chapter is required to undertake and complete at least one charitable, humanitarian, or social welfare project related to children each year. A secondary purpose of Tuesday’s open house was to give back to the library by collecting supplies like tissues, sanitizing wipes, bottled water and healthy snacks.
“Most of our members enjoy storytime or other library services, at least weekly,” says Wallace, “so it’s a chance for us to give back.”
MOMS Club of Mint Hill is always recruiting new members. All MOMS Clubs have geographic boundaries; the Mint Hill chapter is open to stay-at-home moms in Mint Hill as well as some areas of Charlotte and Matthews with zip codes 28104, 28105, and 28079. If you are interested in joining or want to know if you fall within those boundaries, email firstname.lastname@example.org.