DAYTON — Social media philanthropists CultureMASH have announced their next big social good initiative: Starting Saturday, March 12, the group will launch Baskets for Bottoms, collecting diapers and other baby-related toiletries to benefit The Mustard Seed Foundation.
Baskets for Bottoms will run approximately one week with many available drop-off locations. All items collected will be donated to The Mustard Seed Foundation, a local nonprofit that serves disadvantaged, teen mothers ages 13-21 and their children who are at or below the poverty level. The Mustard Seed Foundation provides its programs and services to all counties throughout the state of Ohio and accepts teen mothers who are in state or county custody or have been referred by other service agencies. “For many of these girls, we’re their last hope between a good life and a life on the street for them and their babies,” says founder Shondale Atkinson. “We are trying to break that cycle of poverty and show these girls that they can be the difference in the lives of their children. But we can’t do this alone; we’re very grateful for the contributions of individuals and organizations in this region who are committed to making the Gem City truly shine.”
Toiletries and Baby Wipes
NO MONETARY DONATIONS.
These businesses have taken a step toward improving the lives of impoverished young women by signing up to be a drop-off location:
Tim Horton’s – 150 Monarch Lane – Miamisburg, OH 45342150
Skyline Chili – 8906 Kingsridge Drive – Dayton, OH 45458-1619
Airport Toyota – 1180 West National Road, Vandalia, OH 45377
Living Word Church – 926 East National Road. Vandalia, OH 45377-3202
The Ohio Coffee Company – 46 West 5th Street Dayton, OH 45402-2310
Fresh Ideas Hair Design – 1464 West Main Street New Lebanon, OH 45345-9772
Coins4Me 38 W. Franklin St. Centerville OH
The Wine Loft @ The Greene – Beavercreek, OH
Each Baskets for Bottoms drop-off site offers a chance for donors to win a prize! Check out the CultureMASH Facebook fan page (www.facebook.com/CultureMASH) for details.
Doing Social Good and A Chance to Win One of the Following!
$50 Jewelry Gift Card – Coins4Me
10 $5 GC – Skyline Chili
1 Year of Free Oil Changes – Toyota Airport
$75 Gift Card to Cake Hope and Love
To learn more about The Mustard Seed Foundation, or to find out how to contribute to their mission, visit www.themustardseedfoundationofdayton.org or on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/themustardseedfoundationofdayton.
Founded in 2010 by Shana Douglas and Carla Weis Hale, CultureMASH is a team of creative young professionals in all facets of marketing and new media using their talents to give something back to the community. CultureMASH will train and assist organizations in using the latest tools to broaden and captivate their audience. Though not entirely focused on “e-charity,” the real-time web has become a sustainable means of marketing for the nonprofit sector. When used efficiently, social media can heighten awareness, help with promoting causes and boost fundraising so organizations can continue to have an impact and further their missions. Through use of creative talents and sound strategic thought processes, CultureMASH believes these messages will be amplified beyond the social network. By organizing communities both on and offline, a rejuvenation of volunteerism and involvement is ahead. CultureMASH is the bridge that will connect organizations back to the community to wage true advocacy campaigns.