Moms Raise Money for Infant Health & Food Programs

Live Below the LineI love seeing my fellow moms using their blogs and platforms to raise money to help others. I wanted to point out two such fabulous mamas this week: Mandy Morrison and Kelly Wickham.

Mandy has put together a team to walk in the March of Dimes Walk for Babies, with the goal of raising $5,000 for the March of Dimes. Not only that, but she’s holding a raffle on her fabulous blog, The Haps, to benefit the same organization. Donate just five bucks and you’ll be entered to win one of the fabulous prizes, including a gift certificate to Ruche or an Ergobaby carrier. It’s all great stuff for a great cause since the money raised will go to March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives.

Kelly is spending this week living below the line to raise awareness of worldwide hunger as part of the Live Below the Line campaign. She’ll be eating on just $1.50 per day for meals. Kelly is part of Team Mission List, which includes Dresden Shumaker and Heather Barmore, all three of whom also happen to write for Babble! For every $250 in donations they raise to support their week of living below the poverty line, at least when it comes to eating and drinking, that money will provide 1,000 school meals as part of the World Food Program USA. Thus far the team has raised more than $1,000 — so that’s at least 4,000 meals for kids who need them already!


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