More on the Mommy Christmas Project
Only about three weeks left of fundraising through the Mommy Christmas Project. I thought I'd talk a little more about it in case anyone is unsure of what it's all about.
Two months ago, I emailed the Bayard House, a residential facility for at risk, homeless teens and young women who are pregnant or newly parenting. I requested a Christmas list for each girl currently residing at the house. I set no parameters as to what they could ask for other than at least one item for themselves in addition to items related to their babies. The lists came back a few weeks ago for six young women and their babies. Not one item was unreasonable to ask for, just typical things that you or I may take for granted and pick up at Wal-Mart on any given day. They have been told to not expect to receive everything on their lists. We'll I want to give them everything on their lists and then some. I want to show them that others out there value them and want to help them get a better start into the challenging journey of parenthood.
Since my book released, I have been raising money through sales and taking donations for some of the items on their lists. I've now opened a Go Fund Me campaign to try to raise more money for this project as I only have about a month to go before I start buying and wrapping gifts and sorting donations. I'll even send a free signed copy of my book to anyone who donates $20 or more. But really when you think about it, all it would take is 100 people to donate $5 and we'll reach the goal of $500. If giving $5 just isn't something you can do right now, please simply just share this post. With one share, hundreds of others will see and even if one chooses to give, your share made a difference.
Let's show these girls that we care and give them the best Christmas ever!