Last week I had a few friends over (with a few of their daughters) so we could discuss motherhood, Mother’s Day and babies. There was food, there was wine (of course) and there were some sweet favors for my guests. All of this was planned around a simple message: March of Dimes is doing amazing work on behalf of prematurely born babies. March of Dimes believes that every baby is born to do something great which is why they’ve started their #imbornto campaign.
I’ve already shared a bit on my blog about why I love this campaign, but now I was able to share it a little more personally with a few of my friends. It seems as though wherever moms are gathered stories about motherhood, birth stories and babies follow. It is like a universal language.
The best part is that I was able to share about some of the great partners that are supporting the March of Dimes with special offers. There are some amazing companies represented here and a purchase supporting them also supports the March of Dimes. It really is a win for everyone involved.
One of the partners is Martha Stewart and so I set up a craft area for some of the daughters that accompanied their moms to the party. I must admit, even my non-crafty self got involved in making a necklace. It was so simple and turned out adorable!
And check out these adorable little socks from Mudpie. Seriously made me consider having another baby!!
And two of my guests were super excited to get these awesome Special Delivery charm bracelets from Alex and Ani.
I know Mother’s Day just ended, but would you consider supporting one of March of Dimes’ partners for Father’s Day? Yes it will be here before you know it. A few of my favorite Dad’s Day promotions:
- This May – June, with any $75 fragrance purchase for Dad (or yourself), you can receive a fragrance atomizer for just $1, filled with your choice of fragrance. 100% of the atomizer purchase will benefit the March of Dimes. Plus, when you visit any Bon-Ton, Bergners, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s or Younkers location from May 26 through June 21 and donate $3, you’ll receive a $10-off coupon for your purchase of $25 or more. Or shop online, donate $3 and receive 25% off!
- Blue Rhino, America’s #1 brand of propane tank exchange, is proud to support the March of Dimes and its imbornto Campaign. So whether you’re grilling for Dad or just spending time with family and friends, know that Blue Rhino helps honor those special moments with their donation to the March of Dimes. In giving back, they hope that everyone has the chance to share in those special times.And of course continue to share pictures of your children using the #imbornto hashtag letting the world know what your child was born to do.
- Celebrate Dad with the gift of puppy love. Now through June 20, 2015 Kmart, the #1 March of Dimes fundraiser for more than 30 years, will donate $1 from the in-store or online purchase of each puppy figurine to the March of Dimes (quantities limited, minimum donation of $30,000). Kmart and the March of Dimes are proud to work together for stronger, healthier babies
- Celebrate dad online! Join the #THX2U movement and share your appreciation of Dad with the world. Upload a baby picture of your child, grandchild, or yourself using the hashtag #THX2U, and $10 of the Emeril/MSLO/Meredith donation will be recognized for each uploaded photo in support of the imbornto campaign.
And of COURSE continue to post pictures of your children or even your dad as a child using the hashtag #imbornto letting the world know exactly what they were born to do.
This post was sponsored by March of Dimes and The Motherhood. As usual all opinions are my own.