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Hats Off to Moms!

January is... Postpartum Depression Awareness Month!

For more information about PMDA please visit: www.pmda.ca or our Media Kit

Step 3: Hold your Community Event!

1. Hold your Hats Off to Moms Event simultaneously on Saturday, January 24th, 2014.
This event can be as simple as: Meeting in a group setting to celebrate Moms and share your stories!

Examples of Easy to Organize Community Events for January 24th:

  1. STORY SHARING EVENT

    Organize a public gathering for Moms, Dads, Family & Friends, where they can take turns sharing stories of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and parenthood, in a "family & friend-like setting". Thus creating an opportunity for Community, Awareness, and new-found Support!

    HOW TO:

    • Organize some free or donated space for your event to be held on January 24th. Some examples could be: community hall, church hall, school room, coffee shop etc.
    • Put the word out through your Mommy community that you are forming a Team for Hats Off to Moms in support of Postpartum Depression Awareness Month, encourage others to join your team!
    • You and your Team Members gather pledges, regularly updating your pledge total on your Team Page.
    • Encourage your Team Members to spread the word and invite others to your Story Sharing Event planned for January 24th.
    • Organize some light refreshments for your event if possible.
    • Share info about your event in every way you can: Poster hanging, Social media, Word of Mouth, etc.
    • Meet at specified time & location on January 24th to talk, share stories, enjoy light refreshments & create Awareness!
    • Donate all proceeds to PMDA!
  2. MOM TO MOM SWAP EVENT

    A Mom to Mom Swap is like a mini tradeshow, where participants have a table to display their gently used baby and child items they no longer need. Attendees can then purchase or trade items with either partial or all proceeds benefiting PMDA. Pledges can still be collected ahead of time and donations can also be taken at the door if desired.

    HOW TO:

    • Find some free space if possible (community hall, church basement, school gym etc.). This location should have tables, chairs & possibly table cloths that can be set up ahead of time. Your Team Members can help you with set-up and clean-up.
    • Put the word out through your Mommy community that you are forming a Team for Hats Off to Moms in support of Postpartum Depression Awareness Month, encourage others to join your team!
    • You and your Team Members gather pledges, regularly updating your pledge total on your Team Page.
    • Encourage your Team Members to spread the word and invite others to your Mom to Mom Swap Event planned for January 24th.
    • Organize some light refreshments for your event if possible.
    • Share info about your event in every way you can: Poster hanging, Social media, Word of Mouth, etc.
    • Meet at specified time & location on January 24th to set up, have fun & create Awareness!
    • Donate all proceeds to PMDA!
  3. FITNESS CLASS (YOGA, DANCE etc.)

    Organize a fitness class of any type, or series of back to back classes where people pay to attend. Provide music & light refreshments. Make it a fun evening for Moms & their support networks to enjoy!

    HOW TO:

    • Research & locate some free space at a local fitness facility (-Sell tickets ahead of time, or take donations at the door.
    • Put the word out through your Mommy community that you are forming a Team for Hats Off to Moms in support of Postpartum Depression Awareness Month, encourage others to join your team!
    • You and your Team Members gather pledges, regularly updating your pledge total on your Team Page.
    • Encourage your Team Members to spread the word and invite others to your Fitness Class planned for January 24th.
    • Organize some light refreshments for your event if possible.
    • Share info about your event in every way you can: Poster hanging, Social media, Word of Mouth, etc.
    • Meet at specified time & location on January 24th for a super fun event!
    • Donate all proceeds to PMDA!YMCA