Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Make a Difference this Mother's Day

Join with me and AZ American Mothers by giving care packages to 
a special group of moms during our 

2nd Annual 

Care Packages for Care Givers 

Mother's Day 2014

**Project Update: As of 5/6/14 we have enough donations for 36 care packages. Cash donations or gift cards are the best help right now so we can make sure every bag has all the right goodies!**

Right now there are hundreds of children who are in our 
Phoenix area hospitals for extended stays due to illness or 
procedures--some for lengthy efforts to be diagnosed, 
others to receive treatments, and some hoping their life will be preserved. 
And next to that baby or child in the hospital bed, most often, 
is a courageous (and worried and tired) mom
She is usually the first to advocate for her child, but maybe the last 
to ask for anything for herself. If it sounds like I'm speaking 
from experience, some of you may know I spent some time 
in the hospital with our first child. I blogged about this 
(and included before and after transplant photos) last year. 
You can read about it here

Mother's day helps us celebrate and honor the women 
in our lives that have loved and cared for us, watched and waited for us,
and sacrificed so much. Help us reach out and make a difference 
in the lives of mothers who are facing difficult days with their child.

Last year the generous contributions of so many allowed us 
to deliver forty (I still can’t believe it!) care packages. 
Twenty gift bags went to mothers in the NICU at Phoenix Children’s 
and twenty more went to the antepartum unit at Cardon’s in Mesa. 
(You can see pictures of how we did it here.) 

This year our goal is fifty. Fifty care packages for mothers 
caring for children with special needs. 

Will you help us meet that goal? Can you help us exceed it? 

Also new this year, if you would like to make a donation in 
honor of a mother or sister or friend, we will send a Mother's Day card 
to her with the donation details. See the details below.

For monetary donations

Use PayPal and email address:


Put "care packages" in the comments

To donate items, or to contribute by check or cash, 

please send and email to

For gift donations to honor a mother or friend

Please include the woman's full name and address in 

the body of the email. 
(Deadline for cards to be sent in time for Mother's Day is May 1st)

Needed Items:

Gift Bags (any color; no birthday theme)

Blank note Cards

Candy Bars –no nuts

Gas Cards ($10)

Restaurant Cards ($10)

Grocery Cards ($10)

Hand sanitizer 

Lotion - white, non perfumed

Mints, gum

Small journals 

Care packages will be delivered to the mothers of currently hospitalized children at Phoenix/Mesa area hospitals or around May 9th, 2014.

100 % of donations used for care packages.

Arizona American Mothers, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Receipts of cash donations furnished upon request.


Jenna Foote said...

What a great cause, Tamara!

Tamara said...

Thank you Jenna! I didn't know how it was going to go last year but it turned out to be such a success that I'm thankful to be able to be doing it again.


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