It’s that time of the year again – when I ask you to support moms just like me – with your wallets.
Believe me, it’s awkward for me, too. I’m not good at asking for help, and I’m definitely not a sales person or an advertising expert. But I believe in Postpartum Progress and the work that Katherine Stone is doing to help new moms. She gave me back the joy that was missing from my pregnancy and postpartum period and has given me a voice as a writer and advocate. It’s my time to give back.
Whether it’s $1 or $100, every dollar helps get new moms access to up-to-date information about perinatal mental illnesses. With the money raised, Postpartum Progress will be contributing to local organizations that support new moms and families. We will be increasing our outreach by streamlining our widely popular blog (90,000 view a month!). Your money will help this baby non-profit grow into the powerhouse advocacy organization that mothers and babies need it to be.
Here’s where I appeal to your sense of obligation:
Just $10 (the cost of a few coffees) from 50 readers would far surpass my wildest dreams of raising $400.
And your practical side:
And the part of you that loves winning stuff:
Each $10 donation enters you in a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to my Etsy shop, Crocheted Happiness.
- Shop the sale and get two ready-made hats!
- Shop made-to-order designs and have something made for next winter or for that friend you know who is having a baby soon!
- Have something custom-designed just for you!
All hometown donors are also entered to win a free piano lesson ($20 value). I teach students aged 5 and above.
How to enter: Simply make your donation on the Crowdrise website. I will add your name and entries to my list of donors and will randomly draw one name using random.org on June 24th, 2014. Local donors will be added to both the Etsy drawing and piano lesson drawing.
Those of you who have already donated? THANK YOU! I am tracking all donations and have already entered you in the raffle.