Thursday, January 10, 2013

blessed to be a blessing

As I mentioned before, one of my goals for 2013 is to give more.
 I had the opportunity to volunteer at a local rescue mission Tuesday night and I jumped at the chance to put that in action, and give an hour or two of my time with 3 other moms in our Moms in Tow group.

It was a great experience and I'm looking forward to more way to give as the year goes on. If you too are looking for ways to give back this year I have an opportunity that may interest you!

Some of you long time readers may remember "Brenham's Hat project" we did in honor of Brenham's 1st birthday. Together we collected 154 baby hats to donate to the hospital Brenham was born at. I was so blessed by the many people who donated hats in memory of Brenham and I know those that received the adorable hats where blessed too.

This year as we approach Brenham's 5th birthday I thought it would be nice to donate baby blankets to the NICU at the children's hospital in his memory. So, I'm reaching out to you readers again for some help! If we come together and each donate a new baby blanket we can bless so many moms and dads with new babies in the NICU by making them feel loved and gifting them with a sweet blanket for their precious baby.

If this is something you would like to do in honor of our sweet Brenham's 5th birthday just leave me your email address in the comment section or email me at katielubbers @ hotmail dot com with "Brenham's Birthday Blankets" in the subject line and I will send you our address where you can ship the blanket(s). If you are local we can work to arrange a pick up/drop off time. We will start collecting the blankets now and plan to deliver them to the children's hospital at the end of February.

Thank you so much in advance for your help!






28 comments:

Holly said...

Hamavon@aol.com

Kelsey Posma said...

I was able to serve last month with MIT and it was one of the best experiences Ive had in a longtime. Maybe sometime we can serve together! :) We would like to donate a blanket...I will get a hold of you when I find one I like and get it to you! What a great project...you are a wonderful person and a true inspiration!

~Dawn~ said...

Hi Katie - I'd love to donate a blanket in honor of your son. Please email me at momalogues@gmail.com

Thank you and what a beautiful blessing you are.

Vanessa Miller said...

I would love to donate a blanket in honor of Brenham.

herecomesthehuman@hotmail.com

Kate said...

Thank you so much!
I'd definitely love to do it again, that would be fun!

Cristin said...

contactcristin@aol.com

Jenna said...

I would love to! Jenna.n.hansen@gmail.com

Kelli Hooyer said...

kelli.hooyer at interstates dot com

Do they have to be a certain kind of blanket (ie: tie blanket, etc)? Or can I just make any kind? Cuz I just got some SUPER cute fabric!

Mrs.HVK said...

I would like to send one!

Mrs.HVK at gmail dot com

The Adamski Family said...
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Christina B said...

I would love to donate a blanket to these sweet babies who need love and prayers! crcask01@yahoo.com

Joy said...

Me as well.

jnmcammjm@hotmail.com

Thanks Katie.

Joy

Anonymous said...

Ashton.nickerson@maine.edu

Kim Saveley said...

saveleki@yahoo.com

Is it ok if we make the blanket?

Thanks

Kim

Ashley said...

jasminejade1421@gmail.com

Megan said...

I would LOVE to help!!! Just let me know what kind of blankets you need, and when and where to send them! :)

supermegs28 at yahoo dot com

Ricci said...

I would love to. My first Michael was at the NICU in Tacoma General, WA for 59 days. He was born at 30 weeks. My email. is riccilmullen@gmail.com. Thank you for doing this. I love your random acts of kindness. Every year on my birthday I do that. This year I turn 40 so I do double on the big ones. I love doing it. I love giving back what God has so blessed me with. I try and split it up with time and gifts. Have a blessed day. Ricci

Erica said...

I'd love to give to Brenham's Birthday Blankets. My email address is: ehumphrey0511@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'd love to! mobray17@yahoo.com

Elma said...

please!! elma2179@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Would love to donate also. Our first son was born on Dec.23,1980,he was stillborn,born at 22 1/2 weeks. He is also buried in Overisel Cemetary. My email is lovemysetter@gmail.com

rozannaw said...

I love your blog! You are so positive and uplifting! What a special way to remember your sweet son by donating to the NiCU. I am a labor nurse and I will tell you our unit is in most needs of donations for families like you who have lost an infant. So many people always think of the sick babies but not too many comprehend the loss if an infant. We have a program and we provide momentos to our families who have infant loss and often have a hard time funding our program. Many families like you who have benefitted from our program donate in honor if their babies, especially items they felt helped or they treasured. This could be a great idea for your next giving back project. :) thank you for sharing your life with us. Rozanna Wigton

rozannaw said...

Rozduwigton@msn.com

Missy said...

I would find great joy in giving to Brenham's Birthday Blankets. My email address is mbedevia@yahoo.com. Great idea!

Missy said...

Count me in! mbedevia@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

would love to donate a store bought blanket or small quilt (if they allow one's people have made - just let me know). My email is killamwk@aol.com

Mrs.HVK said...

I would like to send one but never received an email?

Thanks

Mrs.HVK at gmail dot com

Verna said...

Wow, how wonderful! I remember your hat project. I was able to send you a few. Don't think I can send you as many blankets as I did hats, but would love to send you one in his memory. Still have a few hats too if you want to throw them in. Colemanverna@yahoo.com. Send me your address please.