This Mother’s Day help a refugee family by donating money or carriers to Carry the Future and comment on this Facebook post to tell me you did. I’ll choose one random winner to receive one of my exclusive woven wraps.
Carry the Future accepts donated soft structured carriers and mei tais which are personally brought to Greece by their volunteers. These volunteers are trained in the use of the carriers and meet refugees where they land in Greece or at other camps to pass out the carriers and teach the recipients how to use them. Because of the language barrier and the very short amount of time they have to teach the families safe use of the carrier, they only accept SSCs (soft structured carriers or buckle carriers) and Mei Tais: carriers that can be easily and quickly demonstrated visually.
Here’s where to donate: http://www.carrythefuture.org/donate/
Donate a carrier you’re not using, make a one-time monetary donation or set up $5 a month for the year – whatever amount and schedule works for you. This giveaway is open to those who make a donation to CTF this week only and I’ll announce the winner on Facebook on Monday 9 May 2016.
If you can’t donate yourself, please share this to reach more people who can, and you will have been just as valuable to these families!
The winner can choose from these three wraps for this #MakeMotherhoodMeaningful giveaway:
Natibaby Tattooed which displays classic sailor tattoos including a pinup style mom with a baby on her back, a connection between our local babywearing communities and families with babies crossing Europe in search of a home.
Natibaby Clementine is named for the sweet daughter we lost and reminds me of another connection between myself and mothers traveling now with their surviving children, or those babies being carried by other family members who have lost their mothers.
Natibaby Odyssey is an antique maps design populated by old-time monsters that perfectly symbolizes this odyssey so many families are undergoing in search of safety and community.