Harley’s and Huggies come together for newborn non-profit

Harley’s and Huggies come together for newborn non-profit
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Two non-profits team up to help parents and kids at Hogs & Hot Rods Saloon in Joplin.

Bikers and babies go together in this unique fundraiser for local families.

It’s not often that you see a bag of diapers at the bar, but that’s what these bikers ordered for Lindsey Fisher, in an effort to help out Newborns in Need.

“I opened officially Feb. 20th, and I’ve picked up donations every single day since then. I’ve also had people pick up donations from me. I get a message about every day asking for diapers, wipes, cribs, all kinds of things,” said Fisher.

Fisher was inspired to open the 45th Chapter of Newborns in Need, in Joplin, after experiencing a personal loss that left her longing to give back to others.

“I have a child that passed away, so that’s my passion, is helping those who are in need, because I at one time was in need, about five years ago.”

Helping others is something both Fisher’s non-profit and the G.P.’s Motorcycle Enthusiast Club have in common.

“Our motto is kind of helping those that can’t help themselves, children and animals,” explained Hugh Terrell, President of the G.P.’s.

That’s why the cover charge for this cook out costs a package of diapers, wipes, or $7, and why dozens of Harley riders responded with Huggies.

“They’re babies. They need it. You know, they can’t fend for themselves. I know parents that have kids that are kinda tight on money and all that. Let’s help them,” said Terrell.

Fisher calls these bikers tough teddy bears and great partners in her mission to help children and their families.

“Their organization does help those in need, and that’s their mission, and they’re always looking to help somebody get donations, plug themselves into the community in some way,” said Fisher.

Newborns in Need covers 25 states across America.

The group raised $860 in cash and about $500 worth of donated items for Newborns in Need-Joplin.