Nonprofit Organization, Helping Mamas, brought back the famed, cast-member attended Ultimate Bachelor Viewing Party, Monday, August 19, 2019, for the third year in a row filled with Bachelors and bubbles. The viewing party was center around a fiery episode of Bachelor in Paradise, with cast members mingling and answering a fan-fueled Q&A.
150 attendees came to enjoy drinks with the cast and along with lite bites; all while raising money for Helping Mamas, a local nonprofit baby supply bank assisting over 40,000 children living in poverty.
Fans cheered as the Bachelor in Paradise rose ceremony aired at the iconic Park Tavern in downtown Atlanta; chosen for its beautiful views and central location.
Robby, Diggy, Kevin, Alex, and Connor were charming as ever, while strikingly gorgeous Elyse posed with guests on the step and repeat. The gracious cast members indulged attendees in the most organic way. Like old friends at a summer reunion. The entire venue even joined in to sing Happy Birthday to Maquel Cooper.
Planned by Emily Foley, the fundraiser catered to those wanting to raise their paddle for a non-profit and the super-fan alike.
Bachelor cast members were treated to an assortment of Angelini Wine and Prosecco. As everyone stopped by the Bumble photo booth by Robot Booth. It was a great time amongst #BachelorNation family.
This year's notable attendees include: Connor Obrochta (Bachelorette, Season 14), Robby Hayes (Bachelorette, Season 14), Marikh Mathias (Bachelor, Season 22), Maquel Cooper (Bachelor, Season 22), Kenny Layne (Bachelorette, Season 13), Alex Bordyukov (Bachelorette, Season 13), Diggy Moreland (Bachelorette, Season 13), Elyse Dehlbom (Bachelor, Season 23)
Proceeds from the evening benefited the Helping Mamas nonprofit organization, with every dollar going to diaper need. Tickets started at $35 for general admission and $135 for VIP tickets which included a VIP seating for the show and luxury gift bags.
About Helping Mamas
Helping Mamas was founded in 2014 by Jamie Lackey who envisioned aligning her passion for working in the nonprofit sector with motherhood. Through her 20 years as a social worker, and as a mother of young children herself, Jamie realized there was a modern-day crisis facing Atlanta-area mothers: There was no coordinated effort to get baby supplies into the hands of the moms who need them most. Public Assistance Programs, while incredibly important, don't allow for the purchase of critical baby items such as diapers and wipes. Jamie knew motherhood can be overwhelming under the best circumstances, and under difficult circumstances, it can feel impossible. The reality of the need ultimately came to a head when Jamie read case notes about a client who was reusing disposable diapers by washing them in a sink, and others who were using plastic bags as diapers. Jamie believed that moms with the means to help would step up to support those in need if they understood the challenges many Atlanta families were facing. In her words, "The one thing that unites us all, despite our backgrounds or socioeconomic status, is our love for our children." With that, Helping Mamas was born, and in the past five years, it has quickly grown to serve more than 40,000 children through 100 agencies around the state of Georgia. The organization has seen such growth that it recently relocated to a larger, 9,000 square foot warehouse space to keep up with both the donations and demand of the city it serves. For more information, please visit https://helpingmamas.org