How You Can Help a Refugee Foster Child

LOVED BABY SHOWER

Folks, it’s the final week of the Loved Baby Shower.  Bethany Christian Services sent me an excited email last week saying boxes of baby goodies have been arriving to their main office!

It’s not too late for you to participate.  I do pray you’ll consider putting a package in the mail if you haven’t already done so!

WHAT IS THE LOVED BABY SHOWER?

Loved Baby Christian Pregnancy Loss Support & Encouragement  group is partnering with  Bethany Christian Services–the leading agency for adoption, foster care, and refugee services–to host an online baby shower to bless refugee children in need..

Did you know that many of the refugee children (including those from Syria) and their families have recently been relocated to the United States?  Some of these babies are now in foster homes.  They’ve lost their homeland and, in many circumstances, their parents.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP?

Purchase an item from the list and ship it to the address below. Perhaps even organize your church or a group of friends to help. (Gently used blankets, books, etc…are also appreciated). 

ITEMS REQUESTED:

  • all size diapers
  • sippy cups
  • bottles
  • pacifiers & teething rings
  • children’s books & activities (playdough, music cds, etc…)
  • children’s bible
  • stuffed animals
  • warm snow suits
  • car seat cocoon/ cover
  • stroller blankets
  • infant car seats (must be new)
  • booster seats
  • pack & plays
  • diaper bags
  • strollers
  • wraps/infant slings

*Please not that these children have been placed in Michigan. Warmth is a necessity.

PLEASE SEND ITEMS TO:

Collect your items and ship OR order online and have the items shipped to:

Bethany Christian Services Of Michigan

Refugee & Immigrant Services

C/O Katie Vriesman | Loved Baby Shower Project
1050 36th Street SE Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

IF YOU ARE MAKING A DONATION IN HONOR OF A BABY:

Perhaps you are reading this and you haven’t been touched by pregnancy loss or infant death—but you know someone who has. Consider making a donation in honor of this baby. Send a card or make a phone call to the bereaved parents & let them know that you made a Loved Baby Shower donation in memory of their baby.

 

Many blessings to you all!  Thanks for wrapping your arms around these children.

xoxo,

Sarah

About Sarah

Sarah Lewis Philpott, Ph.D lives in the south on a sprawling cattle farm where she raises her two mischievous children (and one little baby!) and is farm wife to her high school sweetheart. It's quite the chaotic household, but she adores the blessings God has provided. Sarah is represented by The Blythe Daniel Literary Agency. Her book, Loved Baby: 31 Devotions for Helping you Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss, will be published in October '17 by Broadstreet Publishing. You'll be able to find it on Amazon, at Barnes & Nobles, and at other book retailers. She's a lover of coffee (black), rocking chairs, the outdoors, and Hemingway. Visit with Sarah at her All-American Mom blog where she writes about life on the farm and cherishing life in joy & in sorrow.

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