Saturday, November 1, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
For a while now we have been considering the start of a cloth diaper charity in Maine much like Miracle Diapers. One of the mamas I know puts together New Mom Bundles for mothers in Haiti. Please consider donating to this wonderful cause. I am pasting info on her project below.
“My next project for Haiti will be on Saturday, July 26. I'm having a shower to collect the items to make bundles for new moms. These will go to three clinics and a women's program in Haiti.
Items do not have to be new. The bundles consist of a receiving blanket, a t-shirt/onesie, three cloth diapers, a pair of vinyl pants and set of diaper pins.
This morning as I put together my first New Mom Bundle for Haiti, which will be my sample for showers and such, I did some math. Here is what I came up with:
A cloth diaper from WalMart costs $1
A days wages in Haiti cost $1
If you figure a days wages in the US based on an 8 hour work day at $7/hr. (American Poverty) that translates to $56.
Would you be able to afford diapers if you had to pay $56 a piece for them?4 diaper pins or 1 pair of vinyl pants cost about the same as one cloth diaper.
How about a simple three snap front t-shirt from Gerber?
Cost approximately $2.85
3 days wages in Haiti $3
Would you be able to spend three days wages ($168) for a single t-shirt?
A home made flannel receiving blanket $5
A weeks wages in Haiti $5
Would you be able to spend a weeks wages ($280) on a single flannel receiving blanket?
The total New Mom Bundle including the time to put them together and the cost of shipping them to Haiti will cost $15 and it may well be the only gift the mom receives to celebrate the arrival of her new baby.
3 weeks wages in Haiti $15
Would you spend 3 weeks wages ($840) on a single baby shower gift? How about $15? It made me realized how blessed I am as a "struggling" and "impoverished" single mother by American standards.”
If you can help or would like more information, please contact me.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Boo Bear Buns Organic Cotton Wrap in Wintery Stripes (not a Harmony Art fabric)
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Stumps Speak w/ Words
Silent Stumps Speak