Since launching only 10 months ago, Lift Me Up has provided ergonomic babywearing carriers to HUNDREDS of families who have children with special needs. As we've been growing and thriving, we've quickly learned that many of our applicants are families with preschool children. These children have diagnoses that include cerebral palsy, osteogenesis imperfecta, Down syndrome, and many more. With these disorders come symptoms such as seizures, weakness, g-tube feeding, vision and hearing difficulties among many other challenges on a daily basis. By providing these families with preschool sized babywearing carriers, their family will have another therapeutic tool to improve their day to day lives.
Go here to learn all the ways babywearing (or "toddler- wearing" or "preschooler-wearing") can help a family with special needs.
Although we have been extremely blessed with carrier donations from many generous companies and individual donors, we still had a need for larger preschool sized ergonomic carriers. These carriers are more expensive and extremely difficult to come by. We needed a new plan to be able to provide carriers to our Lift Me Up families!
Lift Me Up recently launched our Carrier Connection. This is a program where you can personally connect with our qualified applicant families and support them financially. We introduce one family at a time, share their story with you, and you help fund their preschool sized carrier. To keep up with our Carrier Connection, follow our blog and our Facebook page where we post links to each Carrier Connection family.
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[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" position="center"][vc_column_text]Our most recent Carrier Connection kid, Gage, was fully funded just this week! We are now able to purchase a preschool sized carrier for his family so they can #babyweartothrive. We'd like to take a moment to thank those who donated to Gage's fund: Rachel Kelly, Crystal Collins, Anne MacFarland, and our anonymous donors.
Your generosity is what keeps the Carrier Connection going! Stay tuned for our next Carrier Connection family, and ... are you ready for the big announcement? Keep scrolling...!!!
Our Carrier Connection Kids are THRIVING!
And now- because they have heard our need and believe in our mission- Kindercarry has partnered with us to help more families #babyweartothrive through our Carrier Connection! Kindercarry makes large ergonomic carriers that work perfectly for our applicant families that have preschool sized children. We are grateful to have them on board to help get these special families the carriers they need.
Kindercarry has started our partnership off with a bang by generously donating FIVE preschool sized Kinderpacks to Lift Me Up! This is a huge help in our mission to provide carriers to our Carrier Connection families. Thank you, Kindercarry, from Lift Me Up and our recipient families!
Posted on Sat, February 28, 2015