Thursday, November 20, 2008

Random Tips From Your Kindness

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Our fantastic random tip comes from chantel today. She shared a wonderful service idea that is perfect for this time of year:

There is a lady in Maine who has organized with a not-for-profit corporation that works to improve health care in Haiti, to make newborn caps to assemble Safe Birthing Kits. (when you see what is in the kit you will be thankful to have babies here, at least I was!) Anyway I just thought I would pass on the information, she provides a simple pattern that you can make using old Tee shirts, (or whatever you have) she give the guidelines on her website and links to the not-for-profit corporation called Konbit Sante. She has also extended her vision for these momma's by adding the option to do receiving blankets. So I just thought it was a wonderful out reach and a way to give. Especially at this time of year.

After checking out her site this morning, it seems that the cap count is awesome: 419! But blankets are only at 4. So, I would like to encourage anyone who has the time to make 1 or 2 receiving blankets (following the guidelines outlined on the blog) and get your kids involved helping where they can as well! There is a deadline of December 10th. All of us here have various versions of birthing stories, and no matter how your babies arrive into your family, I think all of us are very blessed to have them. The women in Haiti are no different, but they do need more basic help than most of us will even have to think of. So, please consider this to be your act to do some kindness in our very small world.

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