LADIES. You know it, I know it… it’s Mothers Day is this weekend!!
This is only my second Mothers Day, I’m now pregnant with our second child, and I love my own mama so much… it’s all got me thinking. Really thinking.
|me (a few years ago) with my beautiful mama, grandma, and great-grandma|
I love motherhood and would wish it upon any woman who desires it. I love hearing stories of healthy mamas and sweet, little healthy babies.
But we’re not all that lucky.
In developing nations we still have huge issues with maternal and infant mortality. In fact, in rural Papua New Guinea 1 in 7 women die in childbirth.
I know, shocking. Right?
It’s because of this that Bloggers for Birth Kits was born.
Why not consider making or sponsoring a birth kit for a woman in a developing nation this Mothers Day? (A $10 donation sponsors five kits!) Do it on behalf of your mom. Do it on behalf of Granny. Do it for your daughters. Do it for yourself.
There are several ways you can get involved. They’re all detailed here.
If you want to hear me say hello, I’ve made my first vlog explaining things. Listen to the intro story if you’d like… or fast-forward to the middle to see step-by-step instructions for making your own birth kit. Please feel free to repost this video on your own blog or facebook (or send it through email) and help spread the word. I really do believe that our collective voice can make a difference!
Pssst, dear friends… things are getting really exciting around here! In 24 hours we’ve already had 8 other bloggers post about Bloggers for Birth Kits, 26 kits sponsored, and the tweets (#B4BirthKits) have started to roll in. Way to go bloggers!! Have you joined in yet? How about a creative and charitable Mothers Day gift for your mama?? (Details here.)
Update May 10, 2011: In six days we’ve had 637 kits donated/sponsored, 36 blog posts, lots and lots of links on facebook (I lost track at 200+), and tons of tweets. Well done ladies (and gentlemen)! You ARE making a difference by giving and by spreading the word about this important issue.
Excited about giving life,