MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – The nonprofit Mommy Love spent Saturday collecting much-needed items for moms and moms-to-be, including diapers, wipes, books, and toys.

Mommy Love Founder Leslie Cason said the organization focuses on helping moms with kids under the age of three. Cason said, after her own experiences with motherhood, she wanted to help others.

“I’m a military wife of a marine, and at that time my husband was away,” Cason said. “I was struggling, and even though we have the means to take care of our family, I thought if I’m struggling mentally and somewhat physically, what about moms who are really having issues financially?”

In the wake of the pandemic, Cason said some moms need a little extra support, and her organization helps cover the expensive cost of childcare items.

“The idea came about to see how we could support moms in the community,” Cason said. “I’m a mom, I was struggling, and I know others are too.”

Mommy Love is collecting many items including:

  • Diapers/Pull-ups
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby detergent
  • Diaper rash cream
  • Baby monitors
  • Thermometer
  • Diaper bags
  • Nose Frieda
  • Nursing covers
  • Baby carriers
  • Baby bottles
  • Sippy cups
  • Toddler plates and utensils
  • Toys
  • Books

Cason said Mommy Love will host more baby supply donation drives in the future. The nonprofit also accepts monetary donations. If you are in need of assistance, you can apply for a Comfort Kit here.