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Pay-It-Forward with Pampers
In celebration of its 50th birthday, Pampers is recognizing how much parenting has changed over the years, and is sharing their belief that every baby is a little miracle that deserves to be celebrated, supported and protected, by unveiling its Little Miracle Mission campaign – a program that delivers acts of kindness to miracles and their families while encouraging parents to support others.
The brand recently kicked off the Little Miracle Missions campaign by delivering a giant act of support –donating care packages to Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) across the country. Celebs Joey Lawrence , Ali Larter, Mark Consuelos and LaLa Anthonywere on-hand in New York City to personally deliver a care package and thank you basket to Mt. Sinai Hospital and their staff.
The public can easily participate in the Miracles Missions programs, and support little miracles across the country, by logging on to Pampers Facebook page (Facebook.com/Pampers). Pampers is also asking everyone to pay-it-forward by participating in the first Little Miracle Mission- to congratulate and offer support to an expectant mother with a gift or surprise gesture. Once more than 2,500 people pledge that they have achieved this mission, Pampers will respond by giving baby showers to expectant mothers nationwide just in time for Mother’s Day. Pampers will issue different missions throughout the entire year to celebrate all aspects of parenthood, and with the help of parents, family and friends, they hope to touch the lives of every baby born in the next year.
Yesterday we made brownies and took them the NICU unit and surgery waiting area of a local hospital. My kids and I made the brownies and took them over to give them to staff and parents. We have been in the NICU unit and surgeries waiting areas several times. Too many times to count. There is nothing comforting about being there.
So my kids and I made it our mission to bring a little happiness. We delivered over 500 homemade brownies to staff and parents. A little comfort food. It was an amazing experience to pay-it-forward.
Want to get involved in these random acts of kindness, too? Now, one reader of The Divine Miss Mommy can win$50 Visa Gift Card to challenge yourself to complete the same mission. How can you give back and pay-it-forward?
Some ideas we’ve heard is to use the money to purchase diapers for a family who could use them, use the money to prepare meals for a family, or even use the money to host a larger fundraiser for a family. We’d love to see your creativity come to life!
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Giveaway ends 5/22/11 and is open to US only. All entries must be properly recorded in the comments to count (i.e. Link to tweets, Facebook page, etc). Winner will be notified via email and has 24 hours to respond. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen and notified.
Disclosure: I received a gift card as part of this campaign.