I am happy to announce our newest partner – Worldwide Fistula Fund. Founded in 1995, the Worldwide Fistula Fund (WFF) is a not-for-profit public charity that provides medical treatment for women suffering from obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa. In February 2012, the WFF opened the Danja Fistula Center, a state-of-the-art fistula hospital in Niger to provide free obstetric fistula surgeries, prevention programming and aftercare for women afflicted by this condition.
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Our partner, Atlanta Diaper Relief, is dedicated to making sure that mothers do not have to put soiled, reused diapers on their babies and that mothers don’t have to make the choice between food and diapers. That is an all-too-common reality for many families, especially in this economy.
Atlanta Diaper Relief is a 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to distributing diapers to poor families in need. They are a diaper bank and through their diaper drives collect diapers and distribute them to Cobb, Douglas, Gwinnett and Fulton County families in need with help from partner agencies like daycare centers and food pantries.
“While we receive thousands of diapers we receive very few financial donations and it’s tough for us to maintain operations,” said Kia Morgan Smith, founder and CEO of Atlanta Diaper Relief. “For instance, although we have plenty of diapers in stock I had to purchase pullups size 4t-5t this week for special needs kids because we absolutely do not have that size in stock. And to have to make that purchase with the limited money we have is tough.”
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If you see a lot of red this month it’s not only because it’s the annual love month, but also because it is American Heart Month. Fact: heart disease is the number one killer of women*.
Over seventy bloggers have come together for The Heart Project, a collaborative effort to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Society. Spearheaded by Jaime, creator of Hands On As We Grow, the bloggers have amassed their talents to create craft projects with a heart theme. All photos and craft ideas will then be included in an e-book that Jaime is selling for $5. All proceeds (not just profit) will be donated to the American Heart Society.
Additionally all of the bloggers are hosting giveaways every day (some multiple per day) of the craft projects to gain more awareness of the ebook and the American Heart Association. Melissa & Doug, CraftProjectIdeas.com and Fudoo Boards are all donating products or matching $1 per ebook sold up to $500.
To learn more, visit The Heart Project.
*Source: American Heart Association