The Little Timmy Project is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. They are among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read his story below then nominate someone who's making a difference during this unprecedented time!
One in a Million Award recipient: The Little Timmy Project
Where they are multiplying good: Indianapolis, IN
How they are multiplying good: My name is Katie Kirkhoff and I am the President/Co-founder of The Little Timmy Project, along with our other co-founder, Steffany Stoeffler. We are a grassroots 501(c)3 located in Indianapolis, Indiana with a focus on supporting women's health in the ultimate goal of lowering the infant and maternal mortality rate in Indiana. I lost my son Timmy on August 28th 2018 to SIDS. He was only five weeks old. Through the grieving process, I started doing my own research and discovered that there is a crisis here in Indiana. We rank 43rd in infant mortality and 47th in maternal mortality. The issues vary in different areas of the state. Rural communities do not have maternal care, some don't even have it within an hours drive. In Indianapolis, our biggest barrier is access to care and transportation. With this information, we created The Little Mom Stop which is a mobile health unit with resources for mothers and families. These resources might include lactation support, childbirth education classes, doula care, mental health groups and much more. We truly believe that moms require compassionate care and we want to be able to provide that for mothers in our community. Our first fundraising event for project was back in May of 2019. We are happy to say that we just recently purchased the mobile unit and are ready to support our community! With that being said, there are several things we will need to acquire in order to make our unit as successful as we can. We have also done a lot during the pandemic. When the nation's industries shut down in March, we were quick to respond. We knew people were out of work and quickly put together a diaper initiative to help families in our community who were struggling to be able to afford diapers. We handed out almost 30,000 diapers in a span of 9 weeks.....all while on track to purchase our mobile unit.