Photos: A special kind of Mother’s Day at Camden’s Ronald McDonald House

Members of the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation took part of their weekend to provide a special Mother’s Day for a group of moms currently staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden.

The Cherry Hill based group helped 23 moms celebrate Mother’s Day, as part of the “Mothers Matter” gift bag program.

Organizers say one of the moms on Saturday received the organization’s 20,000th gift bag.

“The Ronald McDonald House is amazing,” Jennifer Parrish, 36, of Hazleton, Pa., and recipient of the 20,000th gift basket from the Lauren Rose Albert Foundation said.

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“Staying here allowed us to stay in Philadelphia and do the fetal surgery. Receiving the lovely gift basket today brought tears to my eyes. “The Mothers Matter” program accomplished what they set out to do — to make Mother’s Day special for all of us staying at the House.”

The “Mothers Matter” program began in 2001. The gift bags are filled with women’s health and beauty care products and are given to women who are currently facing difficult challenges in their lives, such as mothers of sick children and women living in shelters.

Organizers say they aim to honor women and make them feel special with the gift bags.

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