Blanket Party

I was reading one of my favorite bloggers today. She has several children she has adopted from Ethiopia and was talking about how her mother and father are going to Ethiopia this summer to volunteer at a hospital. The mother is an OB nurse and had asked the volunteer organization about what they could do…

The volunteer said that when women come to the hospital to give birth, they often come with nothing — absolutely nothing — for their babies. The staff at the hospital would love to be able to give those mothers one baby blanket each, so they could wrap their babies up before they take them home.

Can you imagine being so desperately poor that you could not afford a scrap of cloth in which to wrap your baby?

I cannot.

And so I want to send blankets to Africa.

Would you like to help me?

On February 1st I am hosting a blanket party here on my blog. If you would like to help me wrap up a few babies, I hope you’ll come and help me out. There will be a paypal link on the blog that day to make it easy for you to donate. Every penny of your money will go straight to Ethiopia. If you think your readers might be interested in wrapping a few babies themselves, I hope you’ll consider mentioning the party on your blog too, OK?
February 1st. Let’s see how many babies we can wrap

This is such a cool thing. I am posting this for you to consider visiting her blog on Feb 1st. The site is http://owlhaven.wordpress.com/

I know that I will be visiting.

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