So I know I've mentioned before that I volunteer to lead/teach a group of 7 girls at my church, right? My goal has been to provide interesting experiences for these girls so they know who they are and they great good they can do in their community if they think of others and offer a helping hand.
Well, recently I became aware of an organization called BirthmomBuds. They are focused on supporting women who choose to place their babies with families through adoption. I was fascinated to learn that studies have shown that most birthmoms have a serious bout of depression about 4-6 weeks after placing their little baby.
I had no idea! I'd never even thought of the after effects a birthmom must go through after making such a selfless decision to offer someone else the chance to have a family! It must be so hard!
Well, the ladies who started BirthmomBuds decided that they'd send each Birthmom they could a care package after they placed their little one. What a great idea! They run their organization on donations, so I thought it'd be a great activity involve my girls. We've decided that each of them will make a care package for these birthmoms. That means we have to come up 7 of each of the following items:
A picture frame (in which to keep a special picture of her birth child)
A photo album (to hold the special photos of her birth child)
Candles and bath gels (to help her relax)
The catch is that we don't really have a whole lot of funds to dedicate to this small project. So, here is your chance to help us. I know times are tough, but next time you're at the grocery store, could you throw in 7 packs of gum and mail them to me? Or maybe you have 7 cool pens laying around your house...could you box them up and slap my address on the outside?
If you are so inclined, leave me a comment with what you'd like to donate and a way to get in touch with you.
Thanks so much for considering it....bloggers are the most awesome of people!