Friday, April 15, 2011

International Giveaway of Gratitude

I had my daughter at 19 years of age. I was determined to breastfeed and like most first time mothers, I experienced problems in the beginning. My nipples were cracked and bleeding, and I was at the point of giving up. Our local non-profit breastfeeding organization, Fundacion Pro Lechi Mama Aruba, is what saved me and my breastfeeding relationship. I called day after day, with questions and worries and they did their utmost to quell my fears. They even visited me at no cost, and I remain eternally grateful. I went on to breastfeed  my daughter for over a year. I recognize that it is organizations like these that help our mothers. Women dedicated to other women and their babies.

That is why, I wanted to give back to them. I wanted to show them how much I appreciate it that they help others, tirelessly, around the clock. To encourage others to support and show their appreciation for their local non-profit organization that supports breastfeeding, I decided to host a giveaway, a giveaway of gratitude. This giveaway will benefit the organizations, and ultimately, the mothers and babies.

I found it pretty practical since I am myself, both a blogger and the owner of a company. So I thought long and hard about which baby carrier I could give away that would please most. Immediately I knew it would be a watersling! Why a watersling? Because it's not just for use in the water, it can also be used as a normal ringsling for those hot summers, to keep your baby carried and cool. Ever since being the first manufacturer of waterslings on Aruba, they have made a huge hit! But of course, what would you expect on an island!

This giveaway, however, is special. Your usual giveaway consists of either liking Facebook pages, leaving comments our following on Twitter. This time, I'm going to ask you to give back to the community.

I decided that it wouldn't be fair to host a give-away that only locals could participate in. The Foundation does not have a Paypal account as yet, just a bank account number. So I decided then that the give-away would be two-fold. One for those abroad, and one for our locals. 

I ask that the locals make a donation, and I will ask that those abroad donate to your local non-profit breastfeeding organization. These can be organizations such as La Leche League International, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) or even if it's your small local non-profit such as Fundacion Lechi Mama Korsou. I have no affiliation with these, and all I want is for nursing mothers and their babies to be cared for and protected.

Let's see these prize Bella Sophia Waterslings

Seablue Bella Sophia mesh Watersling

Royal Blue Bella Sophia mesh watersling

Hot Pink Bella Sophia mesh watersling

Waterslings are also available in white and black mesh. Winners may pick any color they like.

Contest Rules

For Those living on Aruba

  •  Make a donation of minimum 15 Florins to Fundacion Pro Lechi Mama Aruba on their Aruba Bank Account 600.54.08. Address Morgenster # 50
  • Email me at the amount, your full name and phone number
  • Leave a comment below why you would like to win a Bella Sophia Watersling

Extra entry points

For those living abroad

  • Make a donation of Minimum 15$ to a non-profit breastfeeding organization of your choice, big or small. 
  • Email me the donation amount and the name of the organization (and if possible their website or email)
  • Leave a comment below why you would want to win a Bella Sophia Watersling

Extra Entry Points

Contest Ends May 1st at 6:00 PM Aruban Time and will be chosen from

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