About Mothers Matter

The Mothers Matter program was born in 2001 with a donation of $100 and a word-of-mouth collection drive that generated enough women’s personal care and beauty products to fill 265 baskets that were given as Mother’s Day gifts to women at three day care centers and two shelters in the city of Camden.

Our initial goal was to fill an unmet need of special and needy mothers for whom the purchase of beauty or personal care products might be a financial burden. Within the next few years we expanded our target population to also include women burdened with family illness, tragedy or critical quality of life issues.

Throughout the year schools, businesses, organizations and individuals hold Mothers Matter collection drives. Dollar Tree stores partner with the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation from March through the end of April each year with in-store Mothers Matter collection drives.

Gift Baskets Since 2001

35,000 Gift Baskets Given – 35K
Over 75,000 Products Processed Each Year – 75K

More than 75,000 products are processed at the Mothers Matter headquarters in Sewell (Washington Twp.) each year; every item is carefully checked to make sure it is new and clean, sorted by color and then product type and either placed on shelves for immediate use or crated for temporary storage.

Every gift bag contains a minimum of ten basic products plus extra “special ” items depending on availability. Additionally, every gift bag is color coordinated and includes a note card with the message that “Mothers Matter”.

During the week prior to Mother’s Day gift baskets/bags filled with women’s health and beauty care products are distributed to day care centers, nursing homes, medical-pediatric day care and rehab facilities, women’s shelters and agencies, hospital wards and facilities such as Samaritan Hospice, My Sister’s Place, Robins Nest and the Memorial Veteran’s Home in Vineland.

Now a year round program with an average annual distribution of 5,000 gift bags, this all-volunteer effort has given out more than 35,000 gift baskets/bags. (In 2009 Mothers Matter gift bags replaced baskets)

Mothers Matter Gift Basket Donations

We accept donations of health and beauty products throughout the year. Please make sure the products are new and unopened. To arrange pick-up of donations please email mothersmatter@laurenslegacy.org or call 856-428-7673.

Mothers Matter Gift Basket Donations

We accept donations of health and beauty products throughout the year. Please make sure the products are new and unopened. To arrange pick-up of donations please email mothersmatter@laurenslegacy.org or call 856-428-7673.

Learn About Our Mothers Matter Programs

Mother’s Day
Gift Basket Project

Provides Mother’s Day gift baskets filled with personal care and beauty products to women facing difficult challenges in their lives

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Mothers Matter
Year Round

Provides Mothers Matter gifts year-round upon request and through partnering with people, businesses, organizations, churches and clubs

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Suited For Work

Provides apparel assistance to economically disadvantaged mothers who are seeking employment or looking to advance their career

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Make A Donation

  • Make A Donation

Learn About Our Grant Programs

Emergency Grant

Emergency grants in the form of goods, services or cash to assist mothers and their families

read more

Education Grant

Since the program’s inception in 2004, the Foundation has awarded over 750 grants

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Mothers Matter Gift Basket Donations

We accept donations of health and beauty products throughout the year. Please make sure the products are new and unopened. To arrange pick-up of donations please email mothersmatter@laurenslegacy.org or call 856-428-7673.

Mothers Matter Gift Basket Donations

We accept donations of health and beauty products throughout the year. Please make sure the products are new and unopened. To arrange pick-up of donations please email mothersmatter@laurenslegacy.org or call 856-428-7673.

Learn About Our Mothers Matter Programs

Mother’s Day
Gift Basket Project

Provides Mother’s Day gift baskets filled with personal care and beauty products to women facing difficult challenges in their lives

read more

Mothers Matter
Year Round

Provides Mothers Matter gifts year-round upon request and through partnering with people, businesses, organizations, churches and clubs

read more

Suited For Work

Provides apparel assistance to economically disadvantaged mothers who are seeking employment or looking to advance their career

read more

Make A Donation

  • Make A Donation

Learn About Our Grant Programs

Emergency Grant

Emergency grants in the form of goods, services or cash to assist mothers and their families

read more

Education Grant

Since the program’s inception in 2004, the Foundation has awarded over 750 grants

read more