Work & Mother Donates Monthly Revenue During COVID Shutdown to Kids Meals
Work & Mother donated its monthly membership revenue for the period of March 24th – April 30th, to Kids Meals.
After the stay at home order was initiated for the area, Abbey Donnell, Founder and CEO, reached out to Work & Mother’s members with the option to either waive their fees for that period, or to donate them to Kids Meals, a nonprofit that works to end childhood hunger by delivering free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston’s hungriest preschool-aged children.
Though Work & Mother has continued to provide support resources—such as supplies, pertinent information, and connections to healthcare specialists—to its members and the greater community, virtually during this time, the company wanted to do more. “It didn’t feel right to continue charging members while their employees were physically unable to use our spaces,” said Donnell.
Inspired by the actions of so many other entrepreneurs and small businesses in Houston who are pivoting or pitching in to help the greater community, Work & Mother had the idea to team up with its corporate members to enable donations.
Donnell said, “It’s been heartwarming to see a company, such as RS Energy Group, that has multiple employees enrolled in our membership program, opt to partner with Work & Mother to donate their monthly dues.”
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About Work & Mother
Work & Mother is a network of fully equipped pumping facilities that provide sanitary, private places for working mothers to pump breast milk during the workday. Company memberships to Work & Mother create an easy and effective way for employers to address Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Requirements for Nursing Mothers. In addition to having hospital-grade pumps and supplies, Work & Mother’s associated programming and support resources help mothers transition back to work more smoothly, ultimately improving breastfeeding rates and workforce retention rates of mothers.