FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In the following section you will find our Frequently Asked Questions and, obviously, their answers.
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What exactly is Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo?
Mothers’ Center of Greater Toledo (MCGT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to mothers. We support mothers (and caretakers of children) in various enriching ways.
Do you have to live in or around Toledo in order to join?
While our name does mention the Greater Toledo area, everyone is welcome, however all in-person meetings take place in Northwest Ohio.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering as many services as possible. All of our talks and workshops are now virtual and you can still join us!
Do I have to be a member to take advantage of all these amazing things MCGT has to offer?
Yes, as a member you will have full access to all our programs and initiatives. You will be added into our private Facebook group where we communicate between members and find the support we need. And of course you’ll be able to take advantage of the baby-sitting co-op, talks and workshops that we organize as well as the members only events.
Where can I find information on becoming a member?
First, have a look at our Become a member page for details on joining MCGT.
If you want more information concerning membership, please feel free to contact us we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
What if I’m not sure I want to join?
We understand that sometimes taking the next step or joining a new group of people can be daunting. We have no doubt you won’t regret joining MCGT, however you can always check us out before you make a decision.
You are welcome to join one of our public events (talks, play-dates…) for free if you want a chance to meet some of our members and chat with us.
If you’d like to do this please contact us for further details.
How much is the membership fee?
In order to offer some services, we incur an expense that we need to cover (space rental, special events).
We are able however to keep our membership fees low. Our fee is $30 per year, payable when you join and then renewable in October of each year.
What does the fee cover exactly, why am I paying this amount?
While we try to keep things low-key and make use of all the free spaces and activities our area has to offer, we do have to rent a space, usually at the YMCA, in order to run our workshops and seminars.
In addition to the space rental fee, the YMCA offers us their baby-sitting service for free while mothers attend the meeting. The fees also give you access to our very own baby sitting co-op, so we all have options when needed.
We love to give back. A lot of our fees are used for our community outreach programs.
What does this organization have to offer?
We offer a community in which you can find friendship and support. We offer the opportunity for all mothers, working moms or stay at home moms, to meet other moms and share experiences or concerns, community involvement, intellectual stimulation (through talks and workshops lead by professionals as well as a more relaxing book club), organized play-dates, so you can count on someone else to find your next outing idea, baby-sitting co-op, resume-building leadership skills and much more. Because being a mother goes way further than watching your kids and keeping them alive. And because happy mothers = happy children.
Why should I become a member?
Because you won’t regret it! Our members are a group of unique and diverse mothers, all supporting and encouraging each other through motherhood. Whether you just moved to the area or are looking to make new friends, whether your kids need new friends or you’re just out of ideas of where to take them next, our group has you covered.