NYC Mammas Give Back was formed when a New York City mom spotted a homeless pregnant woman on the streets of New York and wanted to help. She reached out to her network of mothers for support and the response was immediate, powerful, and moving. An overwhelming number of moms offered to help not only by donating items, but also by donating their time to transport, organize, store, and itemize donations. What started as one mom reaching out to help another mom quickly mobilized into a network of mothers reaching out to help an even larger network of moms in need. NYC Mammas Give Back was born.

meet the team

Board Members
Allison Stone - Chair
Sara Raisner - Secretary
Shana Rubin - Treasurer

Creative Director

Anastasia Arten

PR Inquiries

Allison Stone

About us

Events Team
Liana Harper
Suzanne Wellington 
Camelia Salajan

​Miriam Cohen

Michael Crook

Natalie Gruposso

Lisa Joels

​​Aviva Lauren Gottleib

NYC Mammas Give Back, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit corporation.

Program Manager
Stefanie Koenig

Fundraising and Event Specialist
Amy Sullivan

​​Founding Board Member and Board Secretary: Sara Raisner
Sara is a mom and lifelong New Yorker whose initial involvement with NYCGB was picking up some of our very first donations in her car. She quickly became part of our nuclear team. By day, Sara is a full-time securities litigation and enforcement attorney. She brings that same focus and ethic of excellence to NYCMGB to help propel us forward and upward.

Founder and Executive Director: Shana Rubin, LMHC
Shana was a new mom with a 3-month-old son when she saw that pregnant woman on the street and wanted to help. She knew how difficult the process was and wanted to see if there was some way that she could help. As a psychotherapist who has been working in the mental health/social work field for over 10 years, most of her work has been helping women with all levels of trauma to form support systems and gain resources that are a vital part of their resilience.

Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer: Allison Stone 
Allison is a native New Yorker who loves living in the City, and has always had a desire to give back to her community. When she met Shana, she was excited that she had found a way—one that was close to her heart as a new parent. Allison brings to NYCMGB more than a good heart; she brings years of experience in advertising and most recently, in the catering business.

Donations Team
Maayan Dauber
Sammi Sicherman
Jamie Gordon
Samantha Perry Faucher
​Sara Frazier
Michelle Kahan 
Cristina Arola

Tova Friedman

Donations Coordinator
Aviva Lauren Lockshin