#MyGivingStory Series: Chapter 1 - Our Founder Heather Roberts
The holiday season is already upon us! Hopefully your Thanksgiving was spent in the company of friends and family and you took time to reflect on all you have to be thankful for. Now, in the spirit of the season, it’s time to give to others, and maybe get a little something in return..
This holiday season give to moms in need! Mom Bomb is celebrating Giving Tuesday on December 3rd! When you donate $30 to mombomb.org you will receive a Classic Mom Bomb gift set for free! Our bath bombs are made with an indulgent combination of organic argan oil and essential oils and each classic box comes with 6 unique bombs. The Goddess will "unleash your inner mermaid" with an enticing cotton candy aroma. Detox works to "wash away the day" with a floral scented spa tonic. Inspiration helps "work it out in the tub" with a sweet blend of caramel and vanilla. Mother's Intuition proves you should "go with your gut" and will have you relaxed in lavender and lemon. Sweet Tooth lets you "have your cake and eat it too" and will perk you up as your transported to fields of strawberries. And finally there’s Unwind, "let Mom Bomb take you away" to the islands with coconut and tropical breezes. The best part is, 100% of your donation on Giving Tuesday goes towards our non-profit organization dedicated to helping moms in crisis.
So, on December 3rd, visit mombomb.org to donate and know that while you’re relaxing in the midst of the busy holiday season, you're helping a fellow mom in need. While you're there check out our blog, mombomb.org/stories to read all the stories of the moms helped by donations like yours! And, if you know a mom in crisis, please direct them to apply for help on our site to receive one of our 4 services: food delivery, laundry, housekeeping or child care, each valued at $500.
Read our founder, Heather Roberts’ Giving Story
When I first started my PR company, I used to do PR for anyone for free. The first year I made $200,000. My father always told me to do the job I want, not the job I have, and I can tell you it’s served me well. Over the last two years, I’ve been on a journey to take all transactional relationships out of my life. It means that when I do anything, for anybody, I have no expectation of a return of anything – not even goodwill. I give of myself because I want to, not because I have to, not because I feel pressure from some outside force, but because I genuinely want to do it. I wanted to start a nonprofit without having to “raise money” all the time by having events or asking for donations and I thought providing a superior product in the marketplace that gives back would be a great way to fund this initiative. My why is that I never want another mother to go through what I went through when I was in the process of being diagnosed with a chronic pain disease, but alas, the more I grow, the more I realize that it’s not about me. It’s about the women we can help. And that’s why I give. I give my time and I’ve given my money to create an environment that will assist a certain group that resonates with me. Which leads me to ask all of the amazing people who have read this far…. why do you give? I’d love to hear the answers.