I know I've posted about Craft Hope before and I just can't help but to do that again today.
Their first project of the year is helping with maternal health in Haiti. According to their post, 1 in 8 Haitian children dies before they reach the age of 5 and their maternal mortality rate is 1,400 in 100,00. Both of these statistics are a true reflection of the fact that only 1 in 100,000 Haitians has access to a physician. That is astounding.
I had complications with the birth of my 3rd child. Without medical care I would have died shortly after her birth. I'm so grateful for the care I received that day and wish more women in Haiti had that kind of care and chance as well.
Well, over at Craft Hope they are helping give women and their beautiful babies a better shot at survival - with simple birth kits. Here's what all they include:
1 small bar of soap
1 piece of clean 4mil. plastic sheeting (3 feet wide by 4 feet long)
1 piece of clean string, 24 inches long
1 packet alcohol wipe
1 set of sterile latex gloves
1 packet (or travel container) Purelle
1 handmade tote bag
receiving blanket–36 inches square
small “stuffy” toy
I've participated in one of the Craft Hope projects before. It was so easy to not do more because of time. It's so hard to fit in one more activity - one more project - even if it is simple. I think that's the American way. We all want to help. We want to do something, but we don't know how to fit it in.
I want to help though. I want Delicate Fortress to help this cause. And I need your suggestions.
So far I've only come up with one idea - for DFC to put these kits together and make them available to you for purchase. Upon purchase we would ship them out too! And we could ask Craft Hope to let us know when they came in with a note for accountability purposes. (Who wants to throw money at something without the assurance that it is actually doing what they want it to?) I don't know what the cost would be of putting one kit together, but I'm going to find out. I'm imagining this would be a $7 project all together.
I haven't talked to Craft Hope yet. I know 2 stay at home moms work together to make those projects, site and social media possible so I'd like to go to them with suggestions - with a thoughtful and compassionate plan.
What do you think? How do you think we can partner with Craft Hope?
Give us your suggestions! We'll compile a list and the owner of the accepted idea will receive a 15% off coupon for your entire Delicate Fortress order!
So, let's get those suggestions going! I can't wait to hear what you come up with!