In mid-November of 2011, several members of the Scary Mommy Community posted anonymous confessions about being unable to afford a Thanksgiving meal. Those confessions inspired a blog post, along with a simple plea: Could the community help these few members in need? The answer was a resounding yes. The Scary Mommy Community members sprang into action and supported more than 400 families by providing them with the necessary resources for a wonderful Thanksgiving meal. The Thanksgiving Project garnered international attention, appearing on Good Morning America, Nightline, the home pages of Yahoo, MSN, Huffington Post and more.
After the humbling demonstration of compassion, it became clear that the community was there for more than just a light hearted look at motherhood: It had a heart. And Scary Mommy Nation was born.
Now a 501(c)3 non-profit, Scary Mommy Nation strives to make Thanksgiving a holiday filled with love, rather than stress. The 2013 project raised over $165,000, far exceeding our wildest dreams!
We’ll open back up for applications in fall, 2014. We so appreciate your support!