Moms In Need Trade Items On List-A-Wish

Moms are the some of the most resourceful people on the planet.

And now they have a new way to lend a hand to each other across different time zones.

It's a website that's growing in popularity every day.

But as Dan Bewley explains... no dads allowed.

Gail Lambert is a mom on a mission. It's a mission that goes through cyberspace and called listawish.org... A website where moms can go to trade for anything they need.

"They can trade personal items for clothes for their child, furniture, food, coupons, gift cards, they trade a lot of stuff."

Lambert started list-a-wish in December 2010 when a friend who was expecting twins needed to find a two baby beds.

Since then it's gone from a Facebook page to a dedicated website with more than 9000 members from across the United States.

"Probably one in most every state, at least one."

Lambert says she only allows women to register and join the site, out of concern for privacy and safety. She says it's become more than just a place to trade needed items.

"It's really neat, it's really neat to see the friendships...they may never meet but they're there for one another."

"Lambert operates it all from right here in her Owasso neighborhood. She hopes to eventually become an official non-profit agency, that would allow her to collect items herself and ship it to moms in need."

Lambert never expected her original quest to find a baby bed evolve into an organization that helps women across the country.

She's proud of the accomplishment and hopes the connections made online help moms get whatever they need.

"I like to see people helping. There's enough bad news out there I like focusing on this and seeing good things happen."

If you want to help, List-A-Wish-dot-org does accept donations on its site.


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