Monday, March 22, 2010

March For Babies 2010

Hello EtsyMoms! It’s me, Allison (aka craftgirlalli). I want to share with you about March for Babies and ask you to help raise money so that all babies can be born healthy!!

What is March for Babies?
March for Babies is the March of Dimes signature event. The funds raised in March for Babies support our mission to give every baby a healthy start. We’ve been walking since 197and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion.

How big is March for Babies?
Every year, more than 7 million people get involved in March for Babies as sponsors,
volunteers and participants.

How do I get involved?
If you want to participate in the walk, then sign up your team at Ask family, friends, neighbors & co-workers to join you. If people can’t do the walk, ask them to support the team with a donation.

I ask you, Etsymoms:
•Donate the “cents” amount in your paypal account – after all, every little bit counts!
•Have certain items in your shop dedicated as a “March for Babies” item and donate the proceeds.
•Have a dedicated “March for Babies” week and donate all or a portion of the proceeds.
•Donate a portion of your sales for the entire month of April.
•If you can’t donate, then simply help raise awareness! Do a blog post similar to this one. Share with your blog readers how important the March of Dimes – March for Babies is.
•There are many, many ways in which you can help!

When do we walk?
In most communities, March for Babies is held at the end of April. Visit to find out where and when your event takes place.

How long is the route?
Routes have no standard length, but most are 6 miles or under. People can walk any
distance that works for them. And there are plenty of snack and rest stops along the way.

How does the money we raise help?
The March of Dimes spends 76 percent of the money raised in March for Babies on research and programs that promote the health of babies. By walking and raising money, your donation helps us:
•Support all-important research offering preventions and solutions for babies born too soon or with birth defects
•Educate women on things they can do to increase their chances of having a
healthy baby
•Provide comfort and information to families with a baby in intensive care
•Push for newborn screening, and health insurance for all pregnant women and

Tell me about the March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes is one of the best-known charities in the country. We help moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. And if something goes wrong, we offer comfort and information to families. We research the problems that threaten our babies and work on preventing them.

**This will be my 3rd year participating in the March for Babies event in my city. It is amazing how many people take part in this event. I love how the community comes together to help raise money for such a wonderful thing. Please, join me in my efforts to help raise money so that all babies can be born healthy! If you would like to make an online donation and help sponsor/support me in my efforts to reach my personal goal of raising $275, please visit my fundraising page:

Allison’s March for Babies Page