A local organization organizes a charity event for single mothers

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) – The organization Mothers of Purpose held a charity event for single mothers in Philadelphia.

At the event, mothers received free Bibles, diapers, wipes and gently used or new children’s clothes.

Jennifer Carter, the event organizer, said she wanted to give people the tools they need to improve their lives.

“Just to fulfill the great commission and get Bibles into every home. I’m a single mother of two, so just to help other single mothers, provide them with educational information such as financial literacy, domestic violence, employment opportunities, and to build relationships with the police. Then just bless them with clothes, diapers and be the hands and feet of Jesus,” Carter said.

The Mothers of Purpose founder explains what motivated her to organize the event.

“God has brought me so far. When I became a single mom at 18, I had such a great family support system, such a great church foundation that I just wanted to give back. I knew how scary it was and how hard it was especially in this world now so I just wanted to show the love of Christ because if I wasn’t saved I couldn’t go too far than I did,” Carter said.

Attendees were also able to learn about mental health awareness, money management and women’s health.

“There was State Farm Insurance talking about life insurance. The police department is here to help, there is so much here. Well, I liked it all. It’s really great to have something like this in our community and I appreciate all the free stuff just to drop by and say hi,” said Philadelphia resident Kailei Ghwaddell.

Several other agencies and businesses were present at the organizational fair, including Citizens Bank, the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services and many others.

The Mothers of Purpose event founder said this is the second year she has hosted the event and hopes next year will be an even bigger success.

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