SOURCE: MOPS International

MOPS International

August 19, 2010 17:30 ET

No Mom Alone: Florida MOPS Group Honored at 2010 MOPS International Convention for Reaching Mothers in Need

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - August 19, 2010) -  MOPS International, Mother of Preschoolers, announced the winner of the No Mom Alone Award earlier this month at its annual convention in Orlando. A local Florida group, Victorious Life Church (VLC) MOPS, in Wesley Chapel, received the award for its unwavering dedication to reaching new and needy mothers over the last eleven years through its annual Baby Share community event.

Since 1999, VLC MOPS has been hosting Baby Share to reach mothers in need, women who are pregnant or have a baby up to six months old, in the Tampa Bay Community. VLC MOPS works with local businesses, pregnancy care centers, WIC and the Health Department to reach moms and secure donations for this event. Each mom who attended left with large items such as cribs, strollers and high chairs and shopped for smaller items like clothes, diapers and toys. Each mother also received a New Mom Gift from MOPS International. Attendees enjoyed brunch and an inspiring message from a speaker. With the help of almost 300 volunteers, 135 moms were shown in one day that they are cared for and loved; ensuring these moms are not alone in celebrating their new babies.

After these events, some moms are welcomed into the MOPS community by joining either the Classic or Teen MOPS group at Victorious Life Church. VLC MOPS shows God's love in a very practical way to their community and exemplifies the MOPS vision to see no mom alone in mothering. MOPS aims to ensure that every mom is within one arms reach of a community that lives out the love of God.

MOPS INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP EVENTS.  MOPS Leadership Events are designed to encourage, equip and develop attendees as women, mothers and leaders. Each year, the MOPS convention focuses on developing leadership skills in MOPS and MOMSnext leaders. Thousands of women and ministry leaders experience God's love as they celebrate motherhood, gain leadership skills and create lasting connections. There are over 30,000 volunteer mom leaders around the globe serving nearly 100,000 mothers of preschoolers in local MOPS groups and mothers of school-aged children in MOMSnext groups.

MOPS INTERNATIONALDenver-based MOPS International is a non-profit ministry that creates communities to help "Better Moms Make A Better World." Moms attend MOPS groups to experience authentic friendship, receive mothering support, and to grow personally and spiritually. Since 1973, MOPS International has served millions of mothers and families in thousands of local MOPS groups across the U.S. and in 38 countries internationally. MOPS ministries include Classic MOPS, Teen MOPS, Military MOPS, International MOPS and MOMSnext. MOPS is the best in the world at creating authentic communities of growth that invite women into a relationship with Jesus Christ. - - -

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