Guess what? Bloggers for Birth Kits is flying thanks to you! As of earlier today we’ve had nineteen blog posts helping to spread awareness, over 35 tweets getting the word out, and – most importantly – 190 birth kits donated! And that is only over a three-day period.
There must be other women out there that agree that 1 in 7 women dying in childbirth is just. not. right.
Clean birth kits can be the difference between life and death for women in rural Papua New Guinea and other developing nations… and they cost $2.00 to make. Yes, I said $2.00.
Seriously, life is worth so much more than $2.00.
If you haven’t yet jumped on board, it’s not too late! 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 your Granny. Do it for your daughters. Do it for yourself.
Blogging, giving, tweeting, facebooking… There are several ways you can get involved. They’re all detailed here.
Here’s a video explaining more, including how to actually put together a birth kit yourself. (Fast-forward to midway if you only want to hear the how-to segment.)
I really do believe that our collective voice can make a difference. Thank you for believing that with me!
Dear friends, have you exercised your voice yet? You are powerful and can help save lives. How about a creative and charitable Mothers Day gift for your mama? (Details here.) It’s not too late to donate on her behalf (or on behalf of some other special lady in your life)… and it’s not too late to blog for this great cause!
Honoring moms with the gift of life,
Laila6 May 2011 at 12:10 am
This is a great initiative thanks for sharing!
Ana6 May 2011 at 1:48 am
Hi Adriel! We are going to send down 5 kits, and I just posted on a Mommy Baby Fit group that I am on on Facebook about this blog post. I hope quite a few of the women will also respond and send you kits 🙂
Thank you for posting this because I had no idea that a few tiny things would make such a great difference.
Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos)9 May 2011 at 12:40 pm
I'm having trouble getting into Blogger to edit my posts today for some (frustrating) reason. Just wanted to post an update:
As of today (9th May):
-35 blog posts promoting the cause.
-Link shared on facebook over 200 times (I lost count after that!).
-The post has been viewed well over 1000 times.
-The video has been viewed 209 times.
-And most importantly, 325 BIRTH KITS DONATED from six different nations!!!
Thank you everyone for such an incredible response in just 5 short days! Lives will be changed because of you! xx
Adriel (The Mommyhood Memos)14 May 2011 at 3:07 am
637 birth kits donated in SIX DAYS! Well done bloggers!