Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pampers Little Miracle Mission (with 1-day $50 American Express giveaway (closed)for you to participate!)

Giveaway closed, congrats to my winner,  Mari
Recently, I had the opportunity to participate in a new campaign from Pampers, called Little Miracle Mission.  It's a special program about paying-it-forward and delivering random acts of kindness to new little miracles, mothers and parents nationwide.  Right now, Mission 2 is underway, and it's called  "Making a Father's Day". Here's a bit about it:
Let’s make a dad's first Father’s Day one he’ll never forget. The mission is to help give dads the time he and his baby deserve to bond. As it's so critical to his baby's development. Just by running some of his errands, covering his late meeting at work or helping him out with some chores at home can make room for some precious quality time with his little miracle. Pick one or one of your own and tell us how it goes.
Pampers' Pledge
If we get 4,000 commitments to complete the mission, Pampers will throw special Father’s Day cook-outs for dads and babies across the country designed to give dads and their babies valuable bonding time. It'll be a day to remember.

You can be a part of this program by logging on to the Pampers Facebook page, hitting 'like' and then going to the Miracle Missions tab to participate in the program.

In addition to helping out with this program by blogging about it here, Pampers challenged me to find a way to celebrate, support or protect a new little miracle in my community by donating a $50 American Express Gift Card to me.  I used my card to help support Wellspring Family Services, a local organization that's working in Seattle and King County to support families in need. With the gift card, I was able to buy Pampers wipes and diapers, as well as some baby washes and shampoos. We'll be dropping it all off soon, along with some of my kids' gently used toys and clothes.

Do you have a great idea for helping a family or organization in your area? Pampers is letting me give away another $50 American Express gift card (open to US mailing addresses only).  This is going to be a ONE DAY giveaway, so I need responses right away! Please, in a comment, just let me know what you would use the card for. I'll pick the entry that most touches my heart tomorrow (May 27) at 2 PM Pacific time and will email the person with the winning idea. That person will have 48 hours to respond!

Disclosure: I received a gift card to purchase items for a worthy organization. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.


Mami2jcn said...

There is a home for pregnant teenaged girls in our town that could really use the help. These are girls who have been turned away by their parents and had nowhere else to turn. I would donate diapers to them.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Jus and Kat said...

I would use the card to make care packages (boxes/bags, journals, snacks, blankets, onesies, etc.) for the families who have babies at the local children's hospital where our son stayed -- so it hits very close to home!

Sassy said...

I have a friend who is really struggling. She is living on $600 a month and has 3 kids as a single mom! She is struggling just to get by. I would help by purchasing diapers and other needs for her. She is such a sweet mom and I love that so much about her.

sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

I would donate to help new moms that are living at the shelter for abused and battered women or donate to the local carolina pregnancy center to help low-income moms with diapers or needs related to the baby
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Lynda Del. said...

My family and I are rallying around my cousin who is about four months pregnant with her second child and is legally separated from her husband and has recently decided to divorce. They were already having financial difficulties which largely caused their separation, so I'd help her with providing items such as infant formula and diapers and as much emotional support we are giving her during this difficult and delicate time.
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Mari said...

I'd use this to help a charity for unwed/addicted mothers that I donate to. Recently, they published their "immediate needs" list, which includes hair brushes, detangling spray, enfamil, antibacterial soap.

Though donations are needed and appreciated, I consider my time in the crisis nursery to be a highlight of volunteering.
After years of being unable to conceive and suffering through several miscarriages, I had resigned myself to a life without children. It was painful to watch parents with their newborns, certain I would never share in the joys of parenthood. In the middle of this period in our lives a dear friend dragged me out of my isolation and introduced me to this charity. I thought it would be like torture, but much to my surprise it opened my heart.
Besides diapers and formula and blankets, the little ones needed love. After feeding time, we would participate in telling bed time stories and singing lullabies. Loving attention and human contact was just as important as material comforts.
Thanks to this experience, my dh and I opened our home to foster children. Our foster son has become a part of our family and we hope to adopt him someday.
Besides providing an invaluable service to our community, this charity inspired us to "pay it forward" and make a difference in a child's life.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Romapr said...

Catholic Charities is a major part of our community. They have so many outreach programs to help anyone in need. Our Catholic Charities has a Christmas program every year to give out Christmas grocery store vouchers so that low-income families can have a wonderful Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. They also provide presents for the kids. They offer counseling, rental assistance, daycare, immigration services, senior services, a free medical clinic and so much more. I do not know where our community would be without Catholic Charities. I have volunteered with them in the past and know first hand how caring these dedicated people are to anyone they come in contact with. Catholic Charities gives assistance to people of all religions and make everyone feel at home. If given the chance, I would use the card to buy children's clothes and blankets. This is such a great idea that Pampers has!