This was a very fun and busy month for us!
Some things that happened locally were that we were able to surprise our local Sherwood School District Staff and Teachers who are expecting (or have newborns) with a donation of gift boxes! We’re so grateful for all of the hard work our schools do to make learning fun for our kids. This has been a tough year for all of us, and we’re happy to provide them gift boxes to support them in postpartum. Gift box donation deliveries were also made to the Mother and Child Education Center, and to the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s Women’s Clinic.
Another way we gave back this month was through our Nationwide Gifting Program. We saw that families in Texas needed our help, and reached out to some organizations in Austin and Dallas. We ended up shipping gift boxes to the Austin Diaper Bank, and the Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas. Along with those, we also selected three recipients who had been nominated through our website to receive gift boxes.
On February 17th, it was Random Acts of Kindness Day. On that day, The Hungry Hero Dessert Co. hosted a cupcake fundraiser for us! Alex baked up some extra delicious cupcakes, and helped us raise $337!!! We are so grateful to Alex, and the Sherwood community for showing up to support us that day. All funds raised go towards purchasing the supplies we use to fill our boxes.
Another exciting thing that happened that day, was that Maria was invited to share about In Kind Boxes in the One Kind Thing Room on Clubhouse. We are grateful to Phoebe Hunt for reaching out and asking us to participate that day. We love the chance to share about our mission to help moms.
We had a few technical difficulties with the website this month, so we took that as an opportunity to make a few updates. You will now find these additional payment options: credit cards (outside of PayPal), and Apple Pay. We also lowered the cost of shipping for US orders, by making it a flat rate of ten dollars.
One final highlight for us, was receiving our hard copy edition of MORE Magazine. We are so thankful to the amazing Arianna Cruz for asking us to be part of such an incredible project. If you have a chance, you should go and check it out. We can’t wait to see their second issue coming out this Spring!
We are on track to send out our 100th donated gift box in 2021 in the first week of March!!!!
Thank you for your support. We couldn’t do what we do without you.