Mom to Madre Promotes Literacy and Education


Mom to Madre

Editor’s note: Today, I’ve invited Connie Goldin, MFT, President and Founder of Mom to Madre, to share her organization’s mission with us. For more information on how you can help, visit

Mom to Madre is a San Diego, CA nonprofit, run by volunteers. 100 percent of our outreach in the community is done by volunteers. We support parents, in English and Spanish,  to promote literacy and loving parenting concepts and talk about ways parents can help their kids succeed in school. We speak at Head Start preschools, State Preschools, Child Development Centers and programs that serve low income families. We offer classes to pregnant and parenting teen programs, and give books to families. Talking about the importance of reading to kids is a cornerstone.

We always need books! This year we have given more than 3000 new books and many “Like-new books” as well. Book donations make this possible.

We are supported completely by donations from the community. Since we have no employees or office–I am the president, founder and administrator and I work from home– all money donated for books goes directly to purchasing books to give to families for their kids.

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About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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  1. Connie Goldin on

    Thanks, Lisa, for posting this article about Mom to Madre. We are delighted to have the opportunity to let Catholic Mom’s readers know about us and the work we do, as volunteers, to help families. We are very appreciative of your kind support! Sincerely, Connie Goldin, Mom to Madre

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