Baby carriers for families in need: Onya Baby donates baby carriers to the Cambodian Children’s Fund.
Spoiler alert: you’re going to learn how you can help us give more Onya Baby carriers to families in need AND get chances to win an Onya for yourself or someone you love! Because giving back? It just feels good. Keep reading to find out more...
For the past two years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to bringing Onya Baby carriers to families in need in various communities during the holiday season. In 2012 and 2013, we teamed up with Gina Crosely-Corcoran, the thought-provoking blogger behind the popular blog, The Feminist Breeder, to get carriers to Health ConnectOne nationwide, and Uzazi Village in Kansas City, MO. Those fund-raising efforts placed a total of over 20 Onya Baby carriers into the hands of mothers who needed them. We were both honored and thrilled to work with Gina and these community organizations dedicated to improving the lives of women and families in their communities.
This year marks the third year of our commitment to giving back and providing baby carriers to families in need. This year, we’re thrilled to have become involved with the Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) to bring baby carriers to mothers and babies who need them. Several months ago, we donated 20 Onya Baby carriers to the CCF.
The CCF is one of the top-rated children’s charities. CCF was formed in 2004 and exists to provide life-changing education, nourishment, health and social services, and support to vulnerable children from some of Cambodia’s most destitute communities. In the beginning, the organization revolved around the health and well-being of 87 youngsters. Today the CCF cares for more than 2,000 students and 10,000 people annually after extending their services to provide to entire families and communities in crisis. You can read all about CCF and their worthwhile mission on the the third-party site, Charity Navigator, a large, objective and well-respected charity rating site.
Our connection with CCF started with a personal love of gorgeous hikes and a relaxing glass of good wine. Last spring, two of our founders, Aleshia and Billy Rickard, went for a hike around the breathtaking Land of Medicine Buddha trail in Soquel, California. Following the hike, they decided to take in the scenery at a cozy local winery, where they struck up a conversation with the patron next to them. Her name is Gina Ord, and she was the one who introduced Onya Baby to CCF. Gina connected us with the right person at CCF to coordinate our donation.
We were all so excited about working with CCF! We believe in their mission, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to bring baby carriers to babies and moms in need for a third holiday season! We truly admire CCF’s dedication to family and community care, and wanted to help mothers and caregivers in their Maternity Care Program with the donation of these 20 baby carriers. We knew those carriers would help make those mothers’ lives easier. We were thrilled to learn that the carriers are being used in prenatal hospitals and day care centers, as well as by individual caregivers.
These carriers are helping babies stay close and bonded while their mothers can go about their day with the added security of knowing that their baby is in the very safest place, right on them. That’s no small thing. It’s truly life-changing for mother and baby, and for the babies and caregivers in hospitals and day care centers, as well.
In fact, it was so life-changing for the mothers who received carriers, that now all mothers in the Maternity Care Program wish for an Onya Baby carrier. Because we really love to spread the babywearing love — and we especially love to help families in need — we’re ready to help by donating more Onya Baby carriers to the Maternity Care Program of CCF. You and your friends can help make these mothers’ wishes come true this holiday season! And to say thank you for helping, you and your friends have a chance to win an Onya Baby carrier!
Please check out our Facebook page and like and share our post with your friends. We pledge to give CCF one additional carrier for every 100 shares, up to 20 carriers!
Wondering how to snag a chance to win an Onya Baby NexStep just for helping us spread the word? It’s all happening over on Facebook, so head there and do the following:
1. SHARE the Facebook post pinned to the top of our page (link). Your share is your first entry.
2. COMMENT to TAG a friend to help spread the word. Tag as many friends as you want for more entries.
3. LIKE the post for another chance to win.
Make SURE you LIKE the Onya Baby Facebook page so you won’t miss it when we announce the winner!
Note: If you’d like to find out more about the CCF, or about how you can sponsor a child, please click here. You can truly help make a child’s life better by contributing towards their education, nutrition, social services and support needs with your sponsorship!
The not-so-fine print:
THE GIVEAWAY One (1) lucky winner will be given an Onya Baby carrier for their babywearing adventures. Entries will be open until Wednesday, December 31 at midnight PST. Open to US and Canadian residents.
TO ENTER Share the Facebook post with your friends on Facebook (click here to go to the post). Comment on and like the post for additional entries. You may comment more than once, if you have more than one friend who you think would like to know how they can also help us give baby carriers to more moms in need this holiday season.
Closes Wednesday December 31 at 11:59pm PST. Open to US and Canadian residents only. Winner will be chosen randomly from all shares, comments and likes received on the Facebook post and announced on the Onya Baby blog and on the Onya Baby Facebook page. Be sure to watch the blog and follow along on Facebook to stay in the loop and claim your prize should you win! A second winner will be drawn if the first winner doesn’t come forward to claim their prize by Friday January 2 at noon PST.