Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pampers Little Miracle Mission Campaign



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.

As part of its Little Miracles campaign, Pampers sent me a $50 gift card to "pay-it-forward". I was challenged to find someone in need and use the funds to help in some way. I decided to help a family in my community who recently had a little baby boy. The family has been hit hard by the economy and their home is being foreclosed on. I have been so impressed by this mother and her faith and optimism despite the challenges they are facing. This sweet mother always has a smile on her face and feels blessed to have this miracle baby, despite the extra financial burden.

I used the $50 gift card to buy diapers and wipes, then I added a few more things on my own to create a baby care gift basket. My mom who was also in town pitched in as well. After all the many wonderful things that people have done for me, it was great to be able to give back. I love the spirit of kindness and community spirit that Pampers is creating with their campaign.

But this is not all...Pampers would like to give one lucky Wilkinson Quints reader a $50 gift card to help YOU pay-it-forward also! If you would like to be involved in this mission to help celebrate parenthood, all you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know what you would do with the $50. On Sunday evening (May 15th) I will choose the "winner". Some ideas are 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. I'd love to see what creative ideas you all can come up with!!

Even if you do not with the $50, you can still participate in the Miracles Missions programs, and support little miracles across the country, by logging on to Pampers Facebook page (Facebook.com/Pampers). 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.







The gift basket








The whole family went to deliver the gift









The quints LOVED seeing the little baby---only 6 weeks old! Holding him brought back so many memories of my own babies! I can't believe my "babies" are almost 4!



Let those creative juices start flowing and leave me a comment (along with your email address) telling me how you would use the $50. Don't wait....the contest ends Sunday, May 15th at 7 pm CDT.
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24 comments:

Tom and Amy said...
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Rosalee said...

I have a dear friend from college whose husband is battling a brain tumor. I would love the opportunity to use this $50 gift card to give this family a special day out. They are the sweetest family you'll ever meet and I would love to do something for them.

Wiley said...

The answer hit me immediately upon reading your post, I would use it to buy some diapers for a friend I made in the NICU. Her daughter was born at 25,5 and is looking to go home sometime this week a few weeks after her due date. The mom quit her job as of about a month ago because her daughter has some respiratory complications that make day care a bad idea and because of the need for ongoing medical care. She worked as a nurse and while her husband has continued to work, having a micropreemie and losing one income really makes things hard.

Andrea and Jason Farrell said...

What a great idea by Pampers! I would "pay it forward" by giving a friend of mine with 4 month old triplets the money to help them purchase a triplet stroller. As a mom of triplets myself, I know just how important a stroller is! Without mine, I would rarely be able to leave the house.
~Andrea
(Fellow AMOMer) andreasfarrell@yahoo.com

CarrieM said...

I know our local shelter has been having a diaper drive. I'd love to contribute, but we are struggling to afford diapers ourselves. Thanks Pampers for giving back! carrie dot hare at gmail dot com

Amanda Sikes said...

My daughters 6, and 8, just started a fundraiser to buy needed items for the Ronald McDonald Room at the hospital where both of our sons were in the NICU. This place helped them to unwind and visit with mom and dad while we were still close to the baby. They want to "give back" buy raising money and using it to buy items for the other children that use the room. If I win I would add it to their fund.

If you are interested you can see other ways they are raising money at www.ourheartandhome.com. Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

I would use the money to buy diapers/wipes/etc for my cousin. She's expecting her first baby, and they aren't sure how they're going to afford everything.

DiAana Butler said...

I would use the gift card to provide baby items for a single dad. His wife, a 4th grade teacher at my son's school, passed away unexpectedly last month after giving birth to their 2nd child. They also have a 3 year old. She was only 30 years old. While I do not know this family personally, I can not even phathom how difficult it must be for them, and would like to help.

Julie said...

My sister had twins (boy and girl) last December. They were born at 23 weeks, 5 days. They were 1 lb. 4 oz. and 1 lb. 9 oz. My wonderful sister visited them in the hospital every single day. She was able to bring them home on Sunday, Mothers Day. Yesterday they turned 5 months old! They have about 2 million dollars of hospital bills and haven't been able to do much for themselves the last 5 months. I'd love to treat them to dinner with that $50. Thanks for having such a wonderful blog! You and your family are an inspiration to me and I love reading your adventures!

Julie
jpackfam@gmail.com

Laura said...

I would love to gift a family in need in my little town. Sometimes you do everything right and life kicks you in the backside. I'd like to help to ease their burden just a bit.

(I live in Illinois but my son lives in Austin which is how I found out about your blog. Love following your 5 who are just a bit older than my granddaughter!)
vanhoorn@mchsi.com

Kaia said...

I would send it to Dawn from Because I Said So. Somewhat recently she became a single mother of 6 and her ex is not at all helping with the kids. I know she doesn't have babies but she still needs all the help she can get financially! Maybe any readers here would be interested in buying her books, "Because I Said So" and "You'll Lose the Baby Weight (and OTHER LIES about pregnancy and childbirth)." Hilarious books, you'll love them!

The Ketelsens said...

We have a soon-to-be teen mother in our congregation. I would love to give her $50 to help with expenses.
I am a child of teen parents. I know how difficult it can be for them to get ahead.
stefani.ketelsen@gmail.com

alli said...

I just wanted to say that I saw you walking down South 1st with your family this past Saturday. My husband and I were in our car, and I got all excited and told him I read your blog. =)

I love the idea of the Little Miracle Mission. It seems like there are lots of good ideas for the $50 too.

twiceasnice said...

I lost my husband to a heart attack, while I was 17 weeks pregnant with boy/girl twins. It was one of the saddest times in my life and the happiest to be a first time mommy. I survived twins everyday as a single mommy, and was so blessed with all my friends giving me Pampers my twins first year. Never had to buy one diaper! I would love to pay it forward by helping another single mother with multiples.

Amy said...

My son had to spend 8 days in the local children's hospital after he was born due to a congenital heart defect. He was in the cardiac ICU for half the time, and it was so draining for me as a mom. The machines can be so intimidating and you feel so helpless and alone.

If I won I would make a couple of care packages for other heart moms, filled with a blanket, gift card to the hospital cafeteria, and something sweet for the little baby. I received something similar when we were there, and it was so nice that a stranger was thinking of us and our struggles. It made all of this a lot less scary (http://keepingupwithparker.blogspot.com/2010/12/little-peanut.html)

Kristi said...

I know of a family who recently lost their homes to the storms a few weeks ago, certainly the $50 could be spent helping them get back on their feet, or buying a new special toy for their son!(kristi.bassett@gmail.com)

Tobi said...

I would love to pay it forward by throwing a baby shower for one of my fellow Army wives. Her husband is deploying in a few weeks and he will miss the birth of their son.

Pam said...

What a great idea Pampers and how honored you must feel to be playing a part of it. I love "pay it forward" games! I would definately give it to a family friend who just had twin daughters right behind a single little boy. She had the girls in November before he turned 2 in January along with two older children. Her husband was in lay off (has recently gone back) and she had to go back to work three days a week. Thank goodness she has family to help with the child care while she is working. I just love the thought of helping this family out! Your friend in East Texas, Pam.

Jonathan and Tara said...

I would love to win the $50 gift card to help out a mom I know. She is expecting a new baby next month and they are very short on money. They are local missionaries who run a pro-life crisis pregnancy ministry. I would use the money to get them diapers and wipes and also to put together a dinner for their family.

Jonathan and Tara said...

I just posted as Jonathan and Tara but clicked enter before I was done!

I want to pay it forward to this family because they have been a huge blessing and support to my husband and I, and to so many families we know. The mother is the sweetest woman on earth and I would love to make her smile.

My email is sigkap30180 at mail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would use this money to help out a very good friend of mine. She is young and pregnant and does not have a lot of money at all. She worked two jobs in addition to going to school but recently had to quit one because of her pregnancy. Her baby is due in the early fall and she is in need of a lot of necessities still. I would use this money to put together a similar gift basket to yours. I have known this friend for a long time and she is only 16, she realizes she has made a mistake by getting pregnant but wants to try her best to raise this baby the best she can. She is a very sweet person who is in need of a little help. She would be so grateful!

My e-mail is murphylover13@hotmail.com

Andrea and Jason Farrell said...

What a great idea by pampers! I would pay it forward by helping a friend with 4 month old triplets purchase a triple stroller. She doesn't have one yet and is having a hard time finding one she can afford. As a mom of triplets myself, I know how important a stroller is if you ever want to leave the house.

~Andrea (fellow AMOMer) andreasfarrell@yahoo.com

Angela said...

Definately help a family with small children here in our little town. There are many of them and they struggle daily to make ends meet.

So sweet of you to add items for the baby! My oldest daughter is graduating high school next week! Made me think back to when she was that small. sniff sniff!

Lindsey said...

I would use the $50 to buy items for the NICU at our local hospital. My daughter was in the NICU when she born. For her 2nd birthday this year (July 1st) we are going to buy diapers and onesies and take them to the NICU to say thank you for all the nurses did for our daughter. We also want to get something for the nurses for all the hard work they do. Even though my daughter was only there for a week, my husband and I are very grateful for all they did for her.