Saturday, April 28, 2012

JOHNSON’S® joins Save the Children to help children and mothers in need - just because #Wecare

I have recently learned that JOHNSON’S®(the baby products company) has joined forces with Save the Children, to create JOHNSON’S® BABY CARES, a partnership to assemble “Care Kits” that will be distributed to families in need in times of natural disasters. As a mom, I know how scary it must be to know that your child is in danger, and not to be able to provide them with basic care needs must be unbearable. That is why I want to help spread the voice and also take a moment to be thankful that my kids have never been in need of these type of aid. I am also taking the opportunity to write them a few words about one of those things that are never told but that I want them to know, I am writing them a letter so they can be thankful too, because life sometimes is not as rosy for many kids and their mothers.

Hi kids,

It is not often that I sit to write a letter to you. Apart from the obvious birthday, graduation and celebratory occasions, I normally find it a bit overwhelming to write to you. It is funny as I am normally not short on words, but when it comes to you guys I am always worried that I will say the wrong thing or that it won't be meaningful enough. I resort to speak to you and to tell you how much I love you as often as I can!

Today I am writing because I am thankful and I want you to be thankful for being healthy and well. It is amazing how becoming a mother changes you. You are going to laugh, but before I had you I used to love horror movies and I was able to watch the news and tune out the majority of the bad stuff going on in the world. The minute you were born I was not able to do either anymore. It is like a new sense of  hyper alertness is born on you alongside with the birth of your child. Nothing is the same anymore, the stairs are not stairs, they become a hazard where people can fall down. Tables become items with pointy corners that love to catch little people in the head. Fireplaces are heat magnets and so on... It takes a while to relax and to start seeing things for what they are again.

However, the news are one of the things that do keep hunting you forever, particularly when a natural disaster or a man made one strikes. It is so painful to see children struggle and suffer. Since you guys came to this world, there have been a couple of tsunamis, earthquakes, volcano explosions and numerous wars, and every single time when I watch the news I feel bad and at the same time I pray and say thank you because it wasn't us.

I want you to be thankful that we have all our basic needs covered, that we have a roof over our head and food on the table, that we can play outside and enjoy our life. Thankful because you can go to school to learn, and that you can play sports. Thankful that all that we have had to worry about are a broken arm, skin allergies, colds and a few bumps here and there. Please never forget to be thankful.

I love you,

Mami Me

If you want to learn more about JOHNSON’S® BABY CARES campaign please use this link to visit them and like them in facebook. Give them your support and help a mother look after her kid!

Here is a summary of some of the good things they are doing. To assist families they will help create and sustain key initiatives, including:
  • Distribution of thousands of JOHNSON’S® Baby “Care Kits”, providing families with baby care essentials immediately after a disaster. 
  • Funding for programs like Child Friendly Spaces - these are safe places in where kids can play and be together within disaster hit areas.
  • Training for health workers so they can learn basic techniques to prevent birth asphyxia amongst other things. 
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by JOHNSON'S and Latina Bloggers Connect, however all facts and opinions expressed are my own. This post have not been edited by a third person.

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