Dear Friends,

This joyful holiday season Mom to Madre is counting our blessings. We are grateful to our families, friends, supporters and community members, for enabling us to serve disadvantaged families in San Diego County, working as unpaid volunteers.

In October, we celebrated our sixth year of outreach, education, family literacy parties, and book donations. We are reflecting on the extraordinary experiences that come our way.

Our work is important. It is fueled by love and compassion.

Through November this year, we have given 135 direct services and education to parents and children at community events, including parent meetings in Head Start programs, State Preschools, Child Development Centers, and to families participating in social service programs for low-income people. We are proud to have provided information and education to staff and teachers, as well.

We get back as much as we give.

Organizations open their doors to us to provide parent education, family literacy parties, outreach and networking events. We are blessed to see people we know month after month, and year after year.

We play a role in the growth and positive changes of other human beings.

Preschool parents come to our presentations on Literacy, Kind Parenting, Kindergarten Readiness, Safety, Stress Management, Science Activities for Kids, Art and Craft Activities, and The Importance of Reading to Children, to help their children succeed in school. They are eager to have our information. It is a joy to have parents shake our hands and thank us. They don’t have to come. The meetings are not mandatory. We are so appreciative of the invitations to speak that come to us every month, and to the lovely people we meet!

We are members of the bilingual and multi-cultural community we serve.

Mom to Madre is proud to be a member of the Episcopal Community Services Head Start Policy Committee, as a “Community Representative.”

Your contributions enable us to give books to children and educational materials to parents. They are essential!

This year to date, we have given more than 5000 books to children, families, and organizations.

Donating to Mom to Madre helps promote literacy of San Diego families. 100% of your donation buys books for kids—not a penny goes to overhead or salaries!

Please make a donation today. Your gift makes a huge difference. Thank you.

Love Laugh Learn

Kind Words of Thanks


“Thank you for your partnership in early education. Our parents have learned so many important things from you, and we look forward to continue learning in the next classes.” Preschool Family Liaison
“Thank you, it was an honor to have both of you in our school.” Head Start Site Supervisor
“From the bottom on our heart, thank you so much for your great presentation during the parent meeting.” Head Start Family & Support Services Representative
“Thank you for coming to our parent meeting. It was wonderful and very helpful information for our parents.” Head Start Center Director
“Thank you for the books and fun! I really appreciate you guys!” Family Literacy Party Participant, Age 12
“Thank you again for helping me see a birthday idea through! I'm happy to know that these books are going to children who can really use them right now.”
Book Donor
Thanks to the organizations that invite us to serve their clients, including:
  • Neighborhood House Association, Head Start
  • Episcopal Community Services, Head Start
  • MAAC Project, Head Start
  • The Salvation Army, Door Of Hope
  • Father Joe’s Villages
  • National School District Preschools
We have been from San Ysidro to Camp Pendleton—
Over 120 Sites, Many Times.


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