Our mission is to assist moms in better caring for themselves and their children by providing essential aid, community resources, and emotional support.
Kelli started Moms Next Door in 2019 with the vision of creating a safe space for mothers to express their needs, share resources and essentials for their children, and build a community that promotes self-care for busy moms. It was after the birth of her third child in the summer of 2019 that Kelli realized how difficult it was to be a full-time mother and partner, full-time employee, and also take care of herself in the best way possible. Her own practice of self-care had diminished with her new ultra-busy life. Kelli knew that she was lucky, having the complete support of her fiance and her family to help. But what about the mothers who didn't have support? What were they doing to not only get by, but to thrive and be all they can be? This passion for new mothers and concern for their well-being led Kelli to create Moms Next Door, an organization that was built on the foundation that all mothers need support and assistance from time to time. Moms Next Door was created to be that place to find solace among the busyness and a helping hand when needed. Since its inception, mothers who have been helped have also turned around and donated and helped other mothers as well, which, in Kelli's opinion, is exactly how things should be. One mom helping another. Learn more about Kelli by visiting www.kellihackett.com.
Josh brings twenty years of Customer Support and Operations experience to the organization. As he manages the finances for Moms Next Door, he also has a heart and admiration for the mothers who the organization serves. Witnessing the struggle of new mothers physically, emotionally, and socially, gives Josh the desire to help more moms by keeping Moms Next Door as efficient and effective as possible.
At the age of 16, she began working at The Breast Care Information Center (which is now the Susan G. Komen Organization) as an executive administrative assistant, from which her love of nonprofit work began. Currently residing in Northwest Arkansas with her husband Rob, Christina is the mother of four girls, three of whom are fraternal triplets. She has devoted her time to raising her children as a stay at home mom and helping others in need by recycling her gently used children’s items throughout the Northwest Arkansas region. Christina is very active in the Parent-Teacher Organization, volunteering regularly at the local elementary school that her children attend. She brings her giving and generous nature with a deep love of volunteering to Moms Next Door.
As a new mother, Tara received several hand-me-downs from friends and parents of her students. These donations had been very helpful to her and inspired her desire to help other mothers. Tara’s son was only a few months old when she stumbled upon Moms Next Door through Facebook. At the time, Moms Next Door was in its early stages and she knew in her heart she wanted to be part of such a wonderful nonprofit and community. After a couple of months of volunteering, Tara was honored to be nominated by the Moms Next Door team to be a board member! She believes that raising children “takes a village” and she is honored to be a part of yours.