Why donate to Lift Me Up? Here's why:
We are serious about using your donations wisely. When we say that every dollar goes to helping families with special needs so they can #babyweartothrive, we really mean it! While we were spending 2 years planning the path for this organization, we wrote (our first ever!) grant and received enough money to cover the start up expenses for Lift Me Up, Inc. That includes establishing ourselves as an incorporated, 501c3 business and providing insurance. It's important to us that every dollar YOU give to Lift Me Up goes directly to families who have children with special needs.
We have been tenaciously raising funds to provide carriers for our qualified applicants. Since our official launch in April 2014, we three mamas have done everything from grass roots bake sales to t-shirt fundraisers to opening our very own Lift Me Up store on our website. These fundraisers have been successful thanks to YOU! In less than 8 months, your contributions of $6,697.14 have made a tremendous impact on over 300 families who have children with special needs.
We have also had great success connecting with companies that believe in our mission. Many generous carrier companies such as Ergobaby and Beco Baby Carrier have been wonderful with donating carriers to our cause. Small businesses have also joined in our mission to help families #babyweartothrive. We’ve received so much love from Abby's Lane, Anaira Creations, Sweet Pea Boutique, Vaquero Wovens, and Myheartcreative, just to name a few. We could not have come this far without their continuous support and contributions.
Because of so many generous people and businesses coming together to join our mission, we have been able to provide ergonomic carriers to over 300 families in just 8 months. That's right. We have sent out $41,997 in carriers since our launch in April of this year. WOW!
You have blown us away with your generosity and contributions. Our plan is to continue our mission and Lift Up even more families in the next year. If we raise $5,000 to cover shipping expenses and $70,000 in carriers or in funds to purchase the carriers, 500 more families will be babywearing to thrive in 2015!
Will you join our mission? Let's help these families get the therapeutic tool they need! Be a part of the #babyweartothrive movement by clicking on our DONATE button and making your tax deductible donation to Lift Me Up today.
Posted on Thu, December 18, 2014