Three Mommy Bloggers Give Back

My BFF Heather sent me links to three mommy bloggers (sorry to whomever is offended by that label) who shared stories about paying it forward.

Christina, whom I've met in person, of A Mommy Story, received $100 in the mail anonymously and used part of it to buy diapers and formula for babies whose mama's are strugging. Rock on, Christina!

Christine and Jessica
made Christmas magic happen with a Walmart giveaway that turned into an opportunity for someone else to put their Santa hat on. I love this because I think generosity is contagious.

Her Bad Mother did exactly what I was hoping to read about bloggers doing. Took a bunch of the stuff she had been sent for giveaway and promotional purposes and gave it away, not as reader prizes, but instead to Toy Drive destinations. And, she asked her readers to shout out their charities of choice.


Robeez Give Back and Let Bloggers Help

Yay for Robeez! Great product, first of all. Second, they are donating $5 worth of shoes to Kids in Distressed Situations (KIDS) for every e-card that gets forwarded from their holiday e-card program.

And, if a blogger posts about the program, they'll donate $25 on their behalf.


Travel Bloggers Give Back

Debbie Dubrow who writes Delicious Baby, a travel blog for parents, emailed me about her project Passports With Purpose.

This month I've been working on a blogger's benefit for Heifer International called "Passports With Purpose." It has been a really fun and rewarding project, and I've been absolutely amazed at the support we have gotten from both the travel blogger's community and the "travel establishment." So far we've raised over $2000.

What Is Passports With Purpose?
Passports with Purpose is a travelblogger's fundraiser for Heifer International. It's easy, and fun to join in. This is a raffle, where you buy tickets ($10 each) for a chance to win prizes that range from hotel stays to camera equipment and even luggage. You can find a complete list of prizes at http://www.Passport sWithPurpose.com. The money is collected by firstgiving.com, and all funds (minus a small fee to firstgiving) go the Heifer International. You can buy tickets online and pay with a credit card.

Why Heifer?
Heifer seeks to relieve poverty around the world, not by giving one-time assistance, but by providing needy families with animals that can sustain them for a lifetime. Even a small donation can make a huge difference in the lives of malnourished children. For example, $20 (the cost of two raffle tickets) can buy a flock of chicks whose eggs provide both food and income for a needy family.

How Does it Work?
- Browse through the list of prizes at http://www.passport swithpurpose. com
- Choose which ones you'd like to win for you or someone else
- Click on the FirstGiving link
- Buy one or more $10 raffle tickets for each prize you want by December 29th (11:59 pm PST) and specify which prizes you are interested in

Kid Related Prizes


Donation Made: Another Caring Corners dollhouse to the Ronald McDonald House

Heather, who blogs at Want What You Have, donated a Mrs. Goodbee Dollhouse to her local Ronald McDonald House. Read her donation story here