As I sign off for the holiday, I wanted my last post for a little but to focus on the gratitude I feel for all I have and the ways in which I want to give back to those who are struggling, in pain, scared and hurting. The images I’ve been seeing of these poor children in Aleppo have broken my heart. Scrolling through the news these days has been painful and scary on a general level, but those images of scared small children and babies surrounded by death and destruction absolutely haunt me, especially knowing how safe, healthy and happy my own little baby is. I am so lucky, and recognize so many are not.
So I wanted to share some ways we can all give a little to help those poor children and families suffering right now. As my charity of choice this season, I think it’s important to do all I can to spread the word and encourage people to give in one way or another to those is Aleppo.
I am packing up a baby carrier we didn’t end up using to ship to Carry the Future, a charity that gives baby carriers to refugees making it easier for them to get around with their children. You can donate your gently used carrier very easily here. Or for $100, you can donate a Baby Bed Box to safely sleep a newborn and that also includes diapers, a carrier, mosquito net and toiletries. I just did this in two minutes. So easy.
Other charities that have been vetted and are in need are UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders and this charity set up by Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery. All are supplying much needed care and aid and very well regarded operationally and financially. I hope you will consider contributing in any small (or big) way you can. In a world full of uncertainty, we never know when we, in turn, may be the ones who need help so lets all be a little extra generous in our giving this holiday season.
And as a little bonus, Lisa Todd offered to donate 15% of all purchases made through the blog to the charity of my choice, which is UNICEF. You can shop her yummy cashmere here and check my Instagram later today for an exciting giveaway. :) It’s a nice way to give and get this season.
I wish all of you a healthy, safe, joyous holiday and will see you back here on December 28th. Again, my gratitude to all of you who keep reading this blog and supporting what I do is not quantifiable! My amazement will never cease!