Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Two Causes Dear to Me

Hi there! The digital scrapbook community is very conscientious of causes in this world that we need to support. This month there are TWO that I feel are very important. And this month, the designers of the digital scrapbook community have come together and created some Charity Kits to help support those causes.

Baby Mine is a charity kit created by 23 designers to help support the March of Dimes. This year, my husband and I are walking in the March for Babies on May 10th. Although I did not contribute to this kit, the charity is soooo dear to my heart. Our son, Cayden, was born 4 weeks premature and instead of being able to hold him, he was swept off to the nursery so he could receive oxygen. As a mother, I was heartbroken that my baby couldn't be with me right after birth. Of course, he is now a terrific toddler who is turning two this month!!
The mission of March for Babies is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Each year thousands of babies are born premature, some have little ill effects, some have long term health issues and some sadly, don’t survive. In putting together this beautiful kit amazingly, most of the designers have had these experiences first hand.
This is a wonderful kit perfect for any baby or child layouts. Be an angel and support the March of Dimes and help them save the lives of countless babies. 100% of profit from the sale of this kit goes directly to the March of Dimes to help save babies’ lives. Y
ou can donate to the March of Dimes and pick up this kit, here.

One of my friends has a granddaughter who was diagnosed with Autism last year. The digital scrapbooking community has come together to help raise money for McKayla and all that suffer from Autism. The collaboration was a result of 39 designers each contributing to create this gorgeous and custom digital scrapbooking kit! The kit includes over 300 pieces of backgrounds, elements, ribbons, bows, flowers and more! Included is also some beautiful word art & poetry about autism. It has been a joy to organize this work & it is my prayer that through this project we can help to raise some money but also help document journeys & preserve memories. Thanks to all the designers that so generously contributed of their time & talents! Autism is a complex brain disorder that inhibits a person's ability to communicate and develop social relationships and is often accompanied by extreme behavioral challenges. Autism spectrum disorders are diagnosed in 1 in 150 children in the United States, affecting four times as many boys as girls. The diagnosis of autism has increased tenfold in the last decade. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have called autism a national public health crisis whose cause and cure remain unknown. This beautiful kit is a free gift to anyone that contributes $20 (this is the site minimum) or more through this page. Your donation money goes directly to Autism Speaks TM and not to me, any designer or digital scrapbooking store. Once your contribution is complete, simply forward a copy of your receipt to Tammy Albright at and she will send you the links to download this gorgeous collection! Detailed previews can also be seen here. To donate to Autism Speaks, click here.

1 comment:

thumper6423 said...

Both very worthy causes! I know when my 2nd son was born I was glad I'd always supported the March of Dimes when I could becuase he was preemie.