Help us #PushItForward
#UnitedWePush is not just our slogan - it's one of our founding principles.
We are stronger together and we believe in lifting up others in our community who are on the ground, doing the work to #PushItForward and ensure every expectant family and every baby gets the best possible chance to make it home safe together.
To that end, we'd like to introduce our #CommunityLift series! From time to time, we will feature community-based initiatives from across the US that need your help now.
Whether it's a small donation, a show of support, a post share, or something more, every little bit counts. Please join us in 𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗶𝗳𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 these important messages to 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿 birthing people and those who are striving to keep them and their babies safe and informed.
Check out the list below for current initiatives we'd love to see the PUSH community pitch in on!
Know of a community initiative we should amplify? Let us know!
New Orleans, LA
Our friends at Saul's Light provide resources and support to help NICU and bereaved families meet their day-to-day needs. After Hurricane Ida ravaged their city - forcing many families to evacuate while their fragile babies stayed back in the NICU - Saul's Light is in need of supplies and assistance to care for families during this incredibly stressful time and help reunite them with their children as soon as possible.
Donate here. $25 will cover diapers, $50 water, $150 groceries
Awareness Month Bracelets
October is Pregnancy & Invite Loss Awareness Month, and we invite you to #gopinkandblue by wearing one of the (free!) pink and blue bracelets from The Cooper Project! (These bracelets are worn by over 24,000 people!!) Better yet, leading up to October each year, you can help by volunteering as a bracelet maker or shipping coordinator!
Order form and volunteer application here.
Call for Bereavement Leave
If your child dies - due to stillbirth or any other cause - you can be fired the next day for not showing up for work. 16 US Senators are currently writing the bill to fix this. They need to hear your stories of pregnancy and infant loss to understand why bereavement leave is so important! Evermore has asked us to CALL each of these reps and sign the petition.
Full instructions and contact info here.
Community Baby Shower
Rally behind Life of Hope Center, SANTE FANM SE LAVI, & Haitian Women's Birth Equity in Brooklyn, NY as they shower the mothers-to-be in their local community with much-needed baby gear and supplies in honor of Haitian Mother's Day!
Donate via Amazon Wish List. More info here.
Pledge to Save Mothers
Take the Speak! Move! Change! Pledge to demonstrate your commitment to reproductive justice! Please support the awe-inspiring warrior grandmas leading Dr. Shalon's Maternal Action Project, The ARIAH Foundation, & The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation in honor of their beautiful daughters who died in childbirth. Simply record a short video of yourself reading the pledge!