CARE.COM ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBER BENEFIT FOR MOPS INTERNATIONAL
Waltham, MA--January 16, 2009--Care.com (www.care.com), the premier source of trustworthy family care options, today announced a new program with MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) to offer the organization's members discounted access to Care.com and its community of caregivers.
The new relationship will provide the more than 100,000 women registered in MOPS groups with the opportunity to join Care.com at a discounted rate and find quality local caregivers. With more than 4,000 MOPS groups in the United States, Care.com's national network of caregivers will help MOPS members to find child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping, and more.
"We are excited to work with MOPS International and support their community in its efforts to find trusted caregivers for their families," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. "We know that mothers are largely responsible for finding and maintaining quality care solutions for their families. We hope that with a resource like Care.com, moms will feel better equipped to find great local caregivers that meet their family's unique needs."
"We are grateful for relationships with organization like Care.com who allow MOPS International to focus our efforts on our core missions to moms, and at the same time extend our resource offerings in tangible ways," said Naomi Cramer Overton, President of MOPS International, Inc. "MOPS International is always looking for ways to extend additional membership value to moms who are part of local MOPS groups."
Care.com helps families to find babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, caregivers, housekeepers and tutors through a national network of trusted caregivers. All caregiver profiles are reviewed by experienced moms, and members can run background checks, listen to recorded references and view caregiver ratings. These aspects of the service provide users an added layer of confidence and security when making important decisions regarding family care needs.
MOPS International is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging, equipping and developing every mother of preschoolers to realize her potential as a woman, mother and leader. MOPS International's primary tools for encouragement are local meetings where every mother of preschooler is invited to come and experience authentic community, personal growth and practical parenting tips to encourage moms to be the best mom possible.
Founded in 2006, Care.com provides a trusted place for families and care providers to easily connect, share caregiving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family may go through -- including child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who are seeking to share their services. For more information, visit www.care.com.
MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers. MOPS International exists to meet the needs of every mom -- urban, suburban and rural moms, stay-at-home and working moms, teen, single and married moms -- moms with different lifestyles who all share a similar desire to be the very best moms they can be! MOPS recognizes that the years from infancy through kindergarten are foundational in a mother-child relationship and are filled with unique needs.
MOPS helps moms become better moms through relationships established in the context of local groups that provide authentic community for today's mother of young children. MOPS also encourages and supports moms through resources such as books, web resources and the MOPS International Membership.