Lil Helper & Friends With Hearts – Spreading Holiday Cheer for All
As the holidays approach we all feel the strain on our wallets and the pressure to give our children the best holiday ever.
Some of us are fortunate enough to be able to provide our families with the essentials we need (and some fun extras, too). However, there are many of us who dread the holiday season and the pressure that comes with it. Financial struggles mean that most of these families will go without any Christmas celebrations or gifts.
We at Lil Helper are very fortunate to have an amazing community and family. Our customers are some of the best, and their loyalty means we are able to go above and beyond for those less fortunate. We believe in giving back to our community whenever the opportunity arises.
One of our wonderful customers reached out to us recently to let us know about Friends with Hearts. They are a wonderful group out of Hamilton that works with local charities and organizations in order to provide toys and essentials to local families in need.
Hey y all! It’s Jess again ready to pass off more fun information to all of you.
This past week was so special because so many mothers were celebrated and pampered! It is a day to tell our own mothers how much we love and appreciate them!
I hope you were treated like a queen on that special day (and everyday hopefully) and felt all the love in the world from those around you.
Mother’s Day weekend was extra special for some as they got to celebrate twice! In many countries (mostly Latin American) countries, May 10th is the day Mother’s are celebrated. I am lucky enough to have celebrated May 10th and May 12th! I even get an extra day in August!
One of the questions crossing our desks most frequently* this month is:
What is the GCDC and how can I get in on it?
The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an opportunity to increase awareness about reusable cloth diapers. This is a worldwide event involving many countries, languages, and approaches to cloth diapering.
What’s common to all the participants?
Our belief that cloth is the way to go for diapering one’s child. On April 23rd at 10am (local time, so somewhere someone’s NOT having to get up at 2am for this!) we gather at our local events and change the reusable diaper sported by participating children.
You MUST register in advance to participate (please and thanks). We cannot take at-the-door registration.
For our event, there will be goodies, door prizes (and as a BONUS, we’ll have some incentives for all participants to bring a friend (or five) who need a little convincing. We’ll make sure to send a thank you for anyone who can switch a friend over to cloth (and something for your friend, too).
GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION:
Each participant (adult over the age of 18) must be paired with one child 39 inches or shorter.
Each child must be changed into a cloth, reusable diaper that can be purchased online, at a brick & mortar store, or is offered through a diaper service. It does not matter what type of diaper a child arrives in.
At the sound of a loud start signal, all participants must remove their child’s diaper and properly put on a 100% reusable cloth diaper.
Before the signal to start, each participant should hold the clean diaper they will change the baby into high in the air. The photographer should take “before” shots.
At the signal to start, each participant should change his or her child’s diaper. No photographs or video should be taken at this time.
When the diaper change is complete, each participant should hold their freshly changed child in the air. The photographer should take “after shots”. The timekeeper determines when all diaper changes have occurred. There is no set amount of time within which the change should take place.
Any participant who does not properly complete the task must be deducted from the total.
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We’re looking forward to see you on the 23rd!
*the other most frequent question was a request for my brownie recipe. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want a copy.