Suited For Work

In 2011 the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation and Camden County Bar Foundation teamed up to help economically disadvantaged mothers who are seeking employment or career advancement through a new program called, “Suited for Work.” Donations of career-oriented clothing are being sought to help LRAF current and prior scholarship and emergency grant recipients dress appropriately for that all-important job interview or for their day-to-day apparel needs once they have landed the position.

The first “Suited for Work” recipient was Monique pictured aboave, LRAF scholarship recipient from Cumberland County College. After losing the contents of her storage unit (including clothing and shoes) and facing a job interview, Monique reached out to the LRAF for help. She spent a few hours with Mothers Matter committee members Deb Puccio and Nadine Piccolo trying on clothes; ultimately selecting a few interchangeable outfits to start rebuilding a professional wardrobe.

Recently Deb Puccio helped Bernadette select an interview outfit with matching handbag. Bernadette informs us that her outfit was “perfect” and her prospective employer told her that she looked “very professional”.

Along with donations from CCBF members and other area organizations, the “Suited for Work” collection also includes new clothing from Jones Apparel, an LRAF supporter and contributor.

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Gift Baskets Since 2001

25,000 Gift Baskets Given – 25K
75,000 Products Processed – 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 25,000 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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Learn About Our Grant Programs

Emergency Grant

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

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Education Grant

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

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