Reflecting back over the month, I spent a lot of time listening, learning and discovering. It is very important in our mission to help moms, that we make sure we strive to help ALL mamas. This month we have been focused on trying to give some extra love to organizations supporting Black mamas in particular. We have always been, and will continue to remain an organization that leads with love and kindness. We are here to support you on your journey through motherhood. We see you, we hear you. You matter to us. You are not alone.
In June as businesses and organizations slowly began to reopen we were able to do donation deliveries to our local partners! Hooray!! The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s Women’s Clinic in Hillsboro, the Mother and Child Education Center, and the Domestic Violence Resource Center were all open to receive deliveries. It felt great to reconnect in person and help mamas in our community in a bigger way than we have been able to during quarantine. During June we sent out care packages to Chicago Birthworks Collective, One Love Doula Services, and Our Mother’s Light pregnancy care centers. Care packages included gift boxes, swaddle blankets, and some fun extras donated to us by Earth Mama Organics, and Happy Little Camper Baby.
We have also been busy with giveaways on social media. We do regular gift box giveaways on Instagram, and sometimes our favorite mama/lifestyle influencers give them away too. One that was very special to us was with Lynzy from @lynzyandco. She has a “Community Giving” program, where she helps a pregnant mama in need by sharing an amazon wishlist of the mama, and helps the recipient fulfill her wish list of needed items. This month she went beyond that and gave her one of our gift boxes, as well as a maternity photo shoot, and doula services. We hope to be part of this amazing program again once Lynzy’s baby arrives.
Stay tuned for LOTS of fun giveaways in July. We will be doing plenty of celebrating because July is our birthday month!! Follow us on Instagram so you don’t miss out.
We hope you love the latest additions to our box. Boring goats donated the most adorable “non-scents” soaps for us. Get yours in your box while supplies last! We also had beautiful cards donated to us by Twigs Paper. If you are gifting your box to someone, we will happily include your message on a card and send it along with your gift. Type your message in the note section at checkout, or send us an email with the recipient’s name and address, so we know whose box you’re adding it to. Lastly, to help protect mama and baby from the summer sun, we added mineral sunscreen to the box. Earth Mama’s mineral sunscreen lotion provides great protection for sensitive skin.
Your support in helping us grow means the world to us! Thank you so much for being here.