The post was brought to you in partnership with the March of Dimes and The Motherhood. All thoughts are my own.
Becoming a mom definitely a pivotal moment in my life. My whole world shifted and I instantly put another person’s needs ahead of my own. I would do anything and everything for this new little person in my life, my love was so fierce. I’ve been blessed to have full-term babies, so I really can’t imagine what it must be like to experience a premature baby or baby loss. But I do have people in my life who have gone through this struggle. That is why I’m so thankful that there are organizations out there like March of Dimes. Their important work and programs improve the lives of babies and families everywhere. They’ve started the imbornto campaign which encourages strong, healthy pregnancies and celebrates the hopes and dreams that we have for our babies & ourselves.
I’m one of 39 bloggers (representing the length of a full-term pregnancy) joining The Motherhood to share about the importance of the March of Dimes. Over the next two months we will be sharing information on how you can help support the March of Dimes and the imbornto campaign.
Did you know for more than 75 years, the March of Dimes has been helping families? Nearly 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.
In the United States:
• 1 baby is born prematurely every minute
• approximately 72 die each day before reaching their first birthday
• 15 million babies are born too soon each year
- Join me in the #imbornto conversation during Twitter chats on May 7 at 1pm ET and June 10 at 1pm ET, and tell us what you were born to do!
- Consider making a donation to the March of Dimes to help continue the research, education and breakthroughs that help all babies and families.
- Shop for a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift through any of these imbornto partners:
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Chef Emeril Lagasse has teamed up with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and Meredith Corporation to help raise at least $30,000 for the March of Dimes by giving patrons the opportunity to add a donation to their check at participating Emeril Restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando and Charlotte. The promotion runs from 4/26/15 to 5/10/15 and from 6/7/15 to 6/21/15. Or, celebrate mom online! Join the #THX2U movement and share your appreciation of Mom with the world. Upload a baby picture of your child, grandchild, or yourself using the hashtag #THX2U, and $10 of the Emeril/MSLO/Meredith donation will be recognized for each uploaded photo in support of the imbornto campaign. Join the movement.
Customers of The Bon-Ton Stores will receive a $10-off coupon for every $3 donation to the March of Dimes made at checkout. In addition, when a consumer makes a $1 donation with a Women’s Fragrance purchase of $75 or more prior to Mother’s Day, they will receive an atomizer filled with the fragrance of their choice. Shop now.
Mud Pie will donate $2 to the imbornto campaign for every Bella Bar, Mom Bar and Mommy and Me jewelry item purchased for Mother’s Day. In addition, Mud Pie will donate 10¢ from each baby headband or sock purchase to the March of Dimes throughout the year. Shop now.
A&E Jewelers – Celebrate mom with A&E Jewelers as they donate 20% of the purchase price from each brand new twinkling Swarovski encrusted sterling silver March of Dimes Enchanted “Healthy Beginnings” Necklace. Shop now.
Visit eBay’s Charity Shop for Mother’s Day gifts where proceeds from your purchase support the March of Dimes. Also, from May 4 – 11 you’ll be able to make a donation to the March of Dimes in checkout when making purchases on eBay. Shop Now.
ALEX AND ANI have designed their Special Delivery Bangle to honor all mothers. The Special Delivery Bangle is available in pink or blue, and 20% of each bangle sold will benefit the March of Dimes. Shop now.
Celebrate mom with a gift of puppy love! From now until June 21 Kmart will donate $1 from the purchase of each mother/baby puppy ornament to the March of Dimes. Shop now.
When you shop for Mother’s Day, please keep these offers in mind to help raise money for healthy babies! For more partner offers and information about the March of Dimes, visit www.imbornto.com.