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help a mother out!
Photos: Julie Michelle / Courtesy of Help A Mother Out

Everyone’s watching the bottom line these days, especially moms who can’t afford diapers.

Luckily, there’s an organization you can get behind: Help a Mother Out. Started by two moms, the Bay Area-based campaign collects nappies and wipes for homeless and low-income mothers, and now has a permanent home in Los Angeles.

A stinky fact: Diapers are not covered by public assistance programs, which means needy babies can spend a day or more in soiled Pampers. You can help clean up the situation by dropping off goods in person to partnering agencies, donate virtually via Amazon’s wish list, or start your own diaper drive.

It couldn’t be easier to make a change.

For more information, go to helpamotherout.org.

this week in los angeles!

Shop for a Cause Sale

What: The pop-up charity shop has been extended until Christmas Eve, which means there’s still time to stock up on munchkin brands (Junk Food, Twirls and Twigs) priced up to 90 percent off.
Why: Proceeds benefit Cambodian Children’s Fund.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: 8816 Melrose Ave., at Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood.

DWP Holiday Light Festival
What: Throw coats on the midgets and walk the beautifully illuminated mile-long stretch.
Why: Look on the bright side.
When: Thru Dec. 30. Daily, 5-10 p.m.
Where: Griffith Park, 4730 Crystal Springs Dr., at Los Feliz Blvd., Los Feliz (213-367-1255).

Las Posadas
What: Catch the re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s nine-day journey to Bethlehem with singing and a candlelit procession.
Why: Kids go bonkers for the nightly piñata breaking.
When: Thru Thurs. Daily, entertainment begins at 6 p.m., procession at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Olvera St., at W. Cesar E. Chavez Ave., Downtown (213-625-7074).

Photo: Julie Michelle / Courtesy of Help a Mother Out

Shop For A Cause
8816 Melrose Ave
@ Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Olvera St
W Cesar E Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
4730 Crystal Springs Dr
@ Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027