All life is worthy of celebrating. The birth of a new baby is a joyful event indeed and we have been given the opportunity to celebrate alongside many expectant refugee mothers. My good friends, Patty and Faina, are hosting a baby shower on November 8, 2016 in Lenoir City for at least half a dozen refugee mothers from 3 countries.
Being new to the United States is a challenge. The language must be mastered. The food and culture is different. Delivering a baby can be an overwhelming experience even for an American woman, so what we would like to do is bless these mothers and their unborn babies with the necessary items to get them on their feet.
Infant clothes, blankets, diapers, baby toiletries. All of these things can be very expensive, especially for families who are just starting a new life in this country. We’d love nothing more than for our community (our country!) to rally behind them and show these ladies that we are in this together, that we are here for them as friends and are willing to support them in their motherhood.
Here’s how you can be a part of this baby shower. Because there will be at least 7 mothers who are expecting babies within the next 2 months in our little circle of refugee friends, this equals out to quite a bit in baby items that these women don’t have. If you live in East Tennessee and would like to contribute gently-used baby items, please let me know and we will put them to good use. If you would like to contribute gift cards or cash, one of the ladies from our volunteer team would be glad to go shopping with the mothers and help them purchase the items they are most in need of. You can make donations by PayPal or by sending a gift card or check on behalf of the expectant mothers. Please email me privately at Brenda.firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can give you the necessary info to make your donation. Obviously 100% of donations go towards the women.
If you can’t financially or practically assist, we welcome your encouragement and prayers during this exciting time. Thank-you for your generosity!