What a month! We are still waiting on some final fundraising numbers from social media channels, but from what we know so far, you helped us raise $2,945 this month!!!! That is postpartum gift boxes for approximately 54 families in need! This time of the year is especially hard for families. You really showed up for them!
Thank you for being part of our village. We are SO grateful for you.
How We’ve Helped:
This month we made donations of twenty gift boxes to both of the following local organizations- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & SW Washington, and Washington County’s Maternal, Child & Family Program. Through our nationwide gift box donation program, in partnership with the Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation, we shipped out 28 gift boxes to families in need all across the United States including several to North Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa and New York.
This month we reviewed applications for our Doula/Midwife gift box sponsorship program, and are excited to be working with both Angelica Miller of Rowan Midwifery, and Community Doula Alliance– a fellow Portland area nonprofit. These applicants were chosen based on the kindness they choose to spread to families in need within their communities. We are so grateful for birth workers. They do amazing work, and we are happy to be able to support them, and the families in their care, with monthly shipments of our postpartum box for 2022.
In Other News:
If you haven’t already heard, we’ve opened an Etsy shop! This is another way for us to fundraise. We have put together a kindness calendar as a fun tool to help you teach your children about kindness and empathy. The calendar is available as a digital download. Proceeds from the $3 sale are donated to In Kind Boxes, which we put towards purchasing the natural and organic essentials we fill our gift boxes with.
As Seen In:
We are so grateful to have been included in Holiday Gift Guides by:
–Working Momkind, Stroller in the City, First Time Parents Magazine and Fourth Trimester Foundations.
Our founder Maria Berglund was also a guest on The Limitless Pregnancy podcast, and The Nonprofit Jenni Show podcast this month, as they too were highlighting their favorite gifts to give.
We are always so grateful when we’re given the opportunity to share about our work. The more awareness we can bring to our mission, the better. As In Kind’s village of support grows, so does the number of families we can help.