A Different Kind of Mother’s Day Gift

Last year, the New York Times ran a little story about the effectiveness of a “small fix”: safe birth kits.

From the article:

“…when babies are delivered in unsanitary conditions without proper care, terrible things can happen to an otherwise healthy child. Each year, close to one million newborns die from infections, according to the World Health Organization.

For this reason, the United Nations Population Fund and numerous aid organizations are distributing so-called safe birth kits in the developing world. The kits usually contain soap, a plastic sheet, a razor blade to cut the umbilical cord, tape, gloves, a towel to wrap the baby in and a pictorial instruction sheet. With these tools, almost anyone can deliver a baby safely.”

You can read about how to assemble a safe birth kit here.

You can donate $8 to buy a safe birth kit through the United Methodist Committee on Relief here.

It’s a good way to honor a mother or grandmother.

peace & xo,



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