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Mint To Be Empowers Motherhood

Mint To Be of the Carolinas Spring Gala
Contributor: Jamie Richardson


Mint To Be celebrates its five-year journey of empowerment and supporting mothers in need with “Blooming Together” Spring Gala.

Blooming Together Spring Gala
πŸ“… May 18th from 6-10pm
πŸ“ The Kettle Room at Cabarrus Brewing Company, 325 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC 28027

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Motherhood is a journey filled with love, joy, and challenges. For many women, the transition into parenthood can be overwhelming, especially without proper support systems in place.

  • Recognizing this need, Mint to Be of the Carolinas was created to offer hope and assistance for mothers facing various hurdles in their journey.

Founded in January 2020 by Sharee Allen, Mint to Be is more than just an organization; it’s a lifeline for mothers navigating the complexities of parenthood.

🌸 Blooming Together: Celebrating Five Years of Empowerment

Mint To Be is celebrating its five-year journey of empowerment and support with the “Blooming Together” Spring Gala. Set to take place in The Kettle Room at Cabarrus Brewing Company on May 18th from 6-10pm, attendees can expect an enchanting evening filled with hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, entertainment from a live band, and the opportunity to capture cherished memories with a 360 photo machine.

  • With tickets priced at $75 per person, the event serves not only as a commemoration of Mint To Be’s milestones but also as a vital fundraiser to support their ongoing mission and vision.

It’s worth noting that all of Mint To Be’s programs are offered free of charge, making events like the Spring Gala crucial in sustaining their invaluable services.

πŸ’– Mint To Be’s Foundation and Purpose

The idea for Mint to Be came to Sharee during her time in Okinawa, Japan. Surrounded by women grappling with postpartum depression and feelings of worthlessness, Sharee felt a calling to make a difference.

However, it wasn’t until she relocated to the United States in 2018, and experienced her own struggles with postpartum depression, that she knew it was time to form Mint to Be.

Little did she know that amidst the challenges of launching during a pandemic, Mint to Be would emerge as a vital lifeline for hundreds of mothers in need.

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ‘§πŸ½β€πŸ‘§πŸ½ Embracing Motherhood: A Safe Haven at Mint To Be

At Mint to Be, every mother is welcomed with open arms and offered a safe space to navigate the complexities of motherhood. Through a range of services including counseling, financial literacy workshops, and community events, Mint to Be addresses the multifaceted needs of mothers.

Woman smiling at another woman holding a baby

Photo Credits: Mint To Be of the Carolinas Facebook

Supporting Every Step: Services and Impacts of Mint To Be

Central to Mint to Be’s service offerings are monthly postpartum counseling sessions facilitated by Nicole Prah-Ennin. Understanding the multifaceted challenges of motherhood, Nicole provides a safe space for women to heal, grow, and rediscover their sense of self.

  • Through her guidance, mothers navigate the complexities of infertility, trauma, and parenthood with resilience and grace.

In addition to emotional support, Mint to Be recognizes the importance of financial empowerment. Led by financial advisor Janae Williams, the organization offers monthly workshops designed to demystify budgeting, savings, and financial planning.

The “Mint to Be Financially Free” program empowers mothers to take control of their finances and pursue a future of stability.

Through workshops, events, and counseling sessions, Mint To Be has already reached out to and assisted 250 women since its inception, with plans to expand its reach even further. The impact of Mint To Be’s work speaks volumes, thanks in part to the generosity of its partners and supporters.

With over 50,000 diapers donated, $7,000 in postpartum counseling services provided, and countless mothers supported through baby showers, parenting classes, and doula assistance, Mint To Be is making a tangible difference in the lives of families across Cabarrus County.

  • Sharee says she feels β€œblessed and honored” with all the community support she has received.

Mint To Be Community Babyshower

Small boy handing woman a box of diapers at Mint To Be of the Carolinas babyshower

🀝 Ways to Get Involved

As Mint to Be continues to expand its reach and impact, there are numerous ways for individuals and businesses to get involved. The current needs for volunteers are as diverse as the services provided by Mint To Be. From fundraising and event planning to organizing and sorting donations, there are numerous opportunities for individuals to get involved and make a meaningful impact.

Volunteers stuffing Mint To Be baby shower bags

Additionally, volunteers can lend their support to the Mom-to-Mom Mentor Program, offering guidance, encouragement, and companionship to mothers in need of support. By sharing their own experiences and insights, volunteers can make a profound difference in the lives of mothers navigating the challenges of parenthood.

You can also donate needed items for events like the “Baby in Bloom” Community Baby Shower through their Amazon gift registry.

Mint To Be has an Amazon Gift Registry for donated items

🌈 Looking Forward: A Vision for the Future

As Mint to Be celebrates its journey and accomplishments, the future holds even greater promise and potential. With a steadfast commitment to its mission and the continued support of its community partners, Mint to Be envisions a future where every mother feels empowered, supported, and valued. Together, let’s continue to nurture this vision, ensuring every mother knows she is “Mint to Be” cherished and supported on her journey through motherhood.


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