Oh my goodness, we are approaching (in my opinion) THE BEST time of the year!
We have Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years right on our toes!
It’s a beautiful season; one where we find peace, joy and celebration- and maybe an extra helping of mashed potatoes!
If you know me, and know my story, then you might know that this time last year I was preparing for the birth of my daughter.
You might also know my background. In March of 2016 I was a working (paycheck to paycheck), un-married, college student with big news- I was PREGNANT.
Now, statistically speaking, that’s quite a predicament. However, I was one of the lucky ones. I ended up marrying the father of my child. I was able to work my entire pregnancy. We had AMAZING support from both of our families. My daughter was born into a loving home, with everything that she needed.
However, this is not the case for many sweet babies who are welcomed into the world each year. This really hits home for me and I had been seeking out a way that I could channel my gratitude into helping others.
Even though we no longer live there, Saint George, Utah is where I attended University. It is where I met and later married Dakota. It is where my daughter was born. I spent the majority of the past seven years there, and almost all of my adult life. So this year, I wanted to be able to give back to that community.
Enter, The Hope Pregnancy Center.
The Hope Pregnancy Center is an amazing resource that provides a wide variety of services, from Adoption Information and Referrals, Parenting Education, Ultrasound Referrals, Pregnancy Tests, Infant & Maternity supplies and SO, so much more!
I have been working with the Client Services Director, and found out that this year they have about 40 moms/moms-to-be who are in their system and using their services. These mommas and babies are in need.
HERE’S WHERE YOU COME IN! ❤
This is what is needed for the babies!
Diapers (She said specifically NEWBORN and larger sizes- 3,4,5.)
Baby Wash & Shampoo
Baby Clothes (preemie to 24 months) THESE CAN BE USED if in great condition!
Also needed for the Moms
Maternity Clothes (Again, can be used!)
And because it is the Holidays, I want to go a little bit extra! 😉
I would also like to get donations of:
Gifts for the Mom’s
I really want to get some nice gifts put together for the Momma’s! I remember how tight money was during my pregnancy (OK, it still is!) and how difficult it was to spend money on anything beyond NEEDS. So, I would really like to get some pretty and lovely items for the Mom’s, to show them some love and some Holiday Magic! ❤
ARE YOU WITH ME?
If you live in Northern Utah, I would be happy to meet up/pick up any items you would be willing to donate!
If you are in Southern Utah, I will be traveling down in a few weeks and can pick up then!
If you are out of state, you are welcome to either purchase items on Amazon or another online retailer and ship them to me! (Message me for address!)
Or, of course, if you are unable to physically donate anything, I would encourage you to visit our GoFund Me. Even $1 and $5 donations can add up and make a huge difference.
We would ideally like to get everything over to the Hope Center by the end of this month!
If you have ANY questions or comments or ideas to help, E-MAIL ME! TheRuthLeeDiary@Gmail.com
THANK YOU GUYS so, so much in advance! I am so excited about this and I know together we can make a huge difference!