Food, water, clothing, and shelter are life’s four basic needs. However, in today’s world, the need for clean and climate appropriate clothing extends far beyond a simple necessity. Studies show that children who are provided these items improve their self-image, which directly correlates to increased confidence and improved chances of success. Cincinnati has the second highest child poverty rate in the nation, with over half of its children living below the poverty line. This problem isn’t exclusive to downtown, it also extends throughout Cincinnati’s suburban and rural counties.
Since it's founding in 2017, Give Like a Mother has grown to provide over 6,000 clothing packs to children and families in need of our support, including more than 2,200 in 2022 alone! Although these numbers seem huge, we are just scratching the surface of meeting the need. We have rapidly expanded our facility in Batavia, Ohio to receive more donations and therefore serve more children. We’ve also expanded our reach and focus by partnering with local schools and other organizations to serve both the short-term and longer-term needs of these children.
Our success is 100% dependent on donors and volunteers. Although we continue to see a steady flow of gently used clothing, we are quickly identifying other areas of consistent need required to serve more children. Laundry services, storage space, and increased operational costs continue to grow each month and we are always looking for help in these areas.
Give Like a Mother is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations (including applicable in-kind donations) are tax deductible. Receipts are readily available and monetary donations can be made at www.givelikeamother.com/give-funds.
We greatly appreciate any consideration you would give to helping us. Too often the only adult these children can rely on is you and me, so remember to ‘GIVE LIKE A MOTHER!’
Founder / Executive Director
Amy Vann - Founder/Executive Director
We've provided clothing packs to over 2,200 children and teens in 2022 alone!
“My kids faces light up twice a year when they see the bags full of clothes. They love doing fashion shows trying on all their new outfits! It gives them so much confidence to face school and peers knowing they are dressed in clothes that fit. Thank you so much for all you do!”
“Thank you to the awesome community of people who made GLAM a possibility!! Without GLAM I’d have to choose between nice clothes that fit my kids and groceries. This world is so expensive nowadays it is seriously a godsend that you all make this possible.”
“Since COVID, our family has been down to 1 income. Money has been super tight and being a mother of 4, I stress myself out daily how we will survive. Because of GLAM, we are able to have breathing room knowing our kids have new coats and some winter clothes. We are so thankful for everything GLAM has done for us.”
“As a single mom GLAM has given me a way to clothe 3 kids in appropriate attire. The outfits are always so unique to fit each child. The convenience of pickup is truly appreciated. Thank you for all that you do!”
"We have 3 little ones and trying to make ends meet has been a struggle in itself. GLAM helped when I didn’t know what else to do. They helped provide new clothing and because of their generosity, we were able to spend some money elsewhere where we needed to.”
“I got custody of my niece two years ago when my sister unexpectedly passed away in car crash . When Give Like a Mother offered to help it was a absolute blessing. She was so extremely happy and grateful she actually cried after we left there.”
“When I opened up our bags it brought tears to my eyes because everything was so nice and fit to each of my children’s style. They even organized them in outfits for them. Thank you GLAM!”
"GLAM is great and very much appreciated by us, they helped me with clothes for my grandkids in a time of need. My grandson absolutely loved the clothes (spiderman and batman). My granddaughter was too little to know what was going on but this grandma loved all the stuff we got. Thank you GLAM!"
“My kids thoroughly enjoyed the clothes GLAM gave them. Every item was their size and style, plus cool shoes!!! They felt so excited to wear them to school and we really needed the clothes. Especially the leggings for my daughter that were name brand was something amazing!"