May 22, 2012

Giving Back

I'm overwhelmingly grateful at the blessings bestowed upon me as a mother, not just for my two healthy boys, but for the many generous people have helped along my path of parenthood.  From family who pitches in to help me care for the kids to a baby shower that left me with very little to have to purchase to hand-me-downs from friends, I have more than I need as a parent.  Unfortunately, there are many parents who do not have even the essentials to raise a baby.

I have grand plans to repay all of that good fortune, not just by passing it on to other parents, but by hosting a yard sale this summer where the proceeds go directly to Doctors Without Borders, a charity that Chris and I are very fond of.  More on that to come in the next few weeks.

I am passionate about any efforts that benefit children in need.  After having my own, my compassion toward others, particularly children, has deepened.  That's why I'm sharing Johnson's Baby's newest initiative, Johnson's Baby Cares, where they have partnered with Save the Children to help babies in disaster-stricken situations have the essentials they need for a start on life.
Johnson's is donating baby care kits that contain essentials like diaper creams, lotions, shampoos for these families.  In addition, Johnson's is donating an additional $50,000 to Save the Children since they achieved 500,000 views of their sweet and sentimental "Happy Mother's Day, Mom--You're Doing OK" video on YouTube.  Grab a tissue.

You can learn more about the initiative via Johnson's Facebook page.  How do you give back?
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson and received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

1 comment:

  1. Mostly I give back with my time, since we don't have a lot of money to spare. I donate platelets, do fundraising for several local organizations, volunteer for literacy initiatives. Most of all, I want my kids to grow up with compassion and a desire to do good in their community.

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