The Joy of Giving Holiday Giveaway

 

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Everyone loves a good giveaway. They’re fun, enticing, and full of hopeful anticipation. Here at TLB we take delight in working with brands that care so much about quality, families, support, and seeing babies well fed. These companies not only see our community as a valuable resource for them, but each brand we work with is carefully vetted, selected for their commitment to value supporting families. With them, TLB gets to regularly experience the joy of giving to families through our giveaways and community support.

 

Which is why this holiday season we are extending the reach of that giving. The Joy of Giving giveaway brings together 20 brands that truly know the meaning of the joy of giving. With three different bundles,  one lucky winner will have the chance to give as well by selecting two of their friends that could use a little holiday cheer, and they will each receive a bundle!

 

But that’s not all. Not only are we offering this giveaway and giving you a chance to give, every item being given away in the Joy of Giving giveaway is also being donated to a nonprofit organization that supports families (that’s over $1900 worth of products!).  And we need your help!  There are so many amazing nonprofits out there that we struggled to select just 5 of them for this opportunity, and it’s up to you to make the final selection.  We are including a short description for each of the 5 organizations with a link to their website in case you would like to learn more about them.  Once you’re ready, cast your vote for your favorite in the poll just under the descriptions!  Our hope is that they will inspire us all to find new ways to give this season.  Even a warm smile can lift a person’s spirits.

 

Happy Holidays, and good luck!

 

Birth Circle Doulas -The Birth Circle is a community-based doula program providing pregnancy support and doula services to underserved women. Doulas visit women at their homes, meet with them at their medical appointments, and provide continous support during labor and delivery. Services are offered free-of-charge to eligible women, including teens, first-time-mothers receiving their prenatal care at selected health care sites, and UPMC for You members. Working with our community to build an integrated circle of care that addresses the needs of the childbearing family.

Elizabeth House– a residential shelter program in the community of Pasadena, CA committed to the health and welfare of adult pregnant women and their children. Elizabeth House is the only 501©(3) non-profit organization in the San Gabriel Valley that specifically addresses the needs of pregnant women who also have small children and who lack adequate shelter and prenatal care. The House can accommodate six women and four children at any one time.  Clients stay 4-6 months after their babies are born. In a year’s time, an average of 15-18 family units are served. The goal of our program is not only to support these women during their time of crisis, but also to challenge them in a way that prevents issues such as financial instability child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, and drug dependency in order to provide a healthy, positive environment for their children. The long-term success of the program lies in the follow-up care and support that is provided to alumni after they transition to independent living.

Grace Initiatives – exists to empower pregnant young women to prepare for their future with their baby. Grace Initiatives offers confidential counseling, life-skills education, job-skills classes and housing options for pregnant young women, 20 and under.  Our home, Grace’s Place is located in Ocean County, New Jersey and is the hub of activity for pregnant young women from all over the region.

Teen Parent Connection – offers long-term assistance to adolescent parents of DuPage County to reach self-sufficiency by providing teen parents with support, information, and resources to help them navigate their lives as parents and as teenagers. Through the power of support teen parent connection helps young moms and dads confront challenges and create opportunities. Including doula services, classes, a parents pantry, support groups, home visits, and more.

Uzazi Village – Swahili for birth, Uzazi Village is a community-based perinatal care model created by community men and women for community women and infants (and their families) who are at higher risk for poor perinatal outcomes in Kansas City, MO. Operating with a model of care that is affordable, accessible, sustainable, high in quality, is culturally appropriate, and respectful of traditional/ancestral knowing, that promotes a high level of wellbeing and improves overall potential for the individual and the community to live in harmony in order to pursue its full purpose for being. Uzazi is exists to decrease infant mortality and racially-based urban perinatal health inequities occurring in Communities of Color.

 

Which non-profit should win the matching bundle of prizes?

  • Uzazi Village (28%, 265 Votes)
  • Elizabeth House (24%, 226 Votes)
  • Teen Parent Connection (19%, 173 Votes)
  • Birth Circle Doulas (18%, 168 Votes)
  • Grace Initiatives (11%, 103 Votes)

Total Voters: 935

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Prize bundle #1:Joy of Giving prize bundle #1

Prize Bundle #1 Total Value : $693

Arm’s ReachToffee Stripe Mini Arc Co-Sleeper, $175 value

Baby Bee Hummingbirds: a gorgeous custom Bead from “Beads of Time Collection,” created with your precious and perfectly preserved breastmilk, placenta, or Baby’s first curl, and perfectly fit on a Pandora or simple chain. $36 value

Cezara: a belly support panty, any size, $49 value

ErgoBaby: a wrap and swaddler,  $105 value

Juno Blu: a gift certificate to use towards a stylish breast pump bag, $85 value

Pebble: a handmade fair trade Nutcracker and Ballerina soft toys, $64 value

Snugabell: a Toni Collection (3/4 sleeve top in Flamepencil skirt in Jett), $122 value

The Vintage Honey Shop: a teething ring necklace, $27 value

Wean Green: a Baby Feeding Starter Set, $30 value

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Prize bundle #2:

Joy of Giving prize bundle #2

Prize Bundle #2 Total Value: $622

Amamante! Nursingwear: a nursing gown, $44 value

Bamboobies: a New Mama Essentials Kit (bratankdisposable padsnipple balm), $125 value

Juno Blu: a gift certificate to use towards a stylish breast pump bag, $85 value

LilleBaby: a Complete All-Season baby carrier in new Black/Camel, $135 value

Nine Naturals: a Natural Belly Oil, $36 value

Nurse Purse: a $50 gift certificate towards any Nurse Purse breast pump bag (includes free 2 day shipping), $50 value

Sloomb: a bundle of 2 Happy Little Clouds cloth diapers, $58 value

The Dairy Fairy: a Rose handsfree pumping bra, $34 value

Undercover Mama: a Basic Essential nursing shirt, $25 value

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Prize bundle #3:

Joy of Giving prize bundle #3

 

Prize Bundle #3: $600

16 Minute Club: a one month subscription to the 16 minute club, $35 value

Beco: a Soleil baby carrier in Twilight, $140 value

Juno Blu: a gift certificate to use towards a stylish breast pump bag, $85 value

Melinda G: a tee-shirt soft-cup nursing bra, style #2115, nude, any size, $44 value

My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear: a Babyhawk Mei Tai with logo in charcoal gray and an Angel Bear kit, $110 value

Naked Nursing Tank: a luxury bamboo tank, $40 value

Nursing Bra ExpressMolded Seamless Washable Nursing Pads by Baby Nip, $14 value

Snugabell: a Toni Collection (Pencil skirt in Smoketunic in Wink), $132 value

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from December 12, 2014 through December 20, 2014.  A big thanks to all of the sponsors who generously demonstrated their compassion for people by participating in this giveaway.  Their support of TLB, and all breastfeeding women, and beyond, is invaluable; don’t hesitate to visit them on social media and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.

This giveaway is restricted to U.S. entries only.
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Binky D Diapers Giveaway

Kerri and Ashley have been fans of The Leaky Boob for quite a while now, having found the support and encouragement here that are the primary reason for TLB’s existence.  They are now WAHM’s (Work At Home Mom) that love making hybrid fitted cloth diapers.  They call their business Binky D Diapers, and are interested in sharing their love of cloth diapering with our Leaky community, because let’s face it: breastfeeding isn’t the only aspect of caring for a baby, and we all need to consider what option is best for our baby when it comes to the natural bi-product that breastfeeding (and any other feeding) inevitably brings.  : )  Kerri and Ashley answer a few questions about cloth diapering and are offering a fun giveaway opportunity too!  

Ashley

TLB:  What inspired you to start Binky D Diapers?

Ashley:  I started cloth diapering my son and was looking for a overnight solution for my heavy wetter, I ended up realizing I was pretty decent at making them myself and found my niche.  Since I loved making them and people were interested in buying them I just dove right in to making Binky D Diapers.  It was meant to be.

TLB:  What would you like TLB readers to know about your diapers?

Ashley:  Binky D Diapers are made with quality supplies.  We offer a few different styles of diapers so that you are able to find what works for your little one.  We offer day fitteds, Nigh D Night diapers that feature a double layer of fleece and Wind Pro overnight diapers for really heavy wetters.  We also will be introducing a Slim Fit line in the very near future.

TLB:  What would you tell someone who was considering whether or not to use cloth diapers?

Ashley:  Try to not overthink it.  There is tons of info on the web for cloth diapering and it can all be really overwhelming for those trying to make the switch.  I always suggest trying a couple of each style of diaper and just finding what works best for you and your little one.  Its really easy and not as complicated as it seems.

TLB:  Do you exclusively use cloth diapers on your own children?

Ashley:  When my son is home from childcare we exclusively use cloth diapers.  Unfortunately I have been unable to find a childcare facility in my area that would be supportive of our choice.  Hopefully as more and more families make the switch to a more natural way of diapering these facilities will become more accepting of it.

TLB:  What is your favorite breastfeeding tip?

Ashley:  In the early days of breastfeeding as hard as it is don’t doubt yourself or your body.  Just lay in bed and enjoy your newborn with as much skin to skin as possible.  You can do this.

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Binky D Diapers is giving away:
1 custom spot for a free FULLY CUSTOM diaper design
2 Hybrid Fitted Diapers (one per winner)
That means 3 lucky Leakies will end up with a fun-print cloth diaper from Binky D Diapers!

1 Fully Custom diaper design:  Winner will send Binky D Diapers info on the diaper design they choose.  You can send photos for inspiration along with theme info . The possibilities are endless.  See photos of past work below and on Binky D Diapers facebook page for inspiration (This excludes any HTF fabrics and Binky D Diapers is only able to honor request that are within their design capabilities ) Since this is not a premade item the turn around time will be 3 weeks after you submit your design.

 Hulk diapercloth diaperToy story diaper

2 Hybrid Fitted Diapers:  Winners will specify their preference of boy, girl, or neutral print, and Ashley and Kerri will choose the right diaper for you!  Here are a couple of examples of the kinds of diapers they make:

yellow submarine diaperhelicopter diaper

Currently Leakies can find Binky D Diapers Hybrid Fitteds and other items available on the Binky D Diapers Hyena Cart store and Facebook page.

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from July 31, 2-13 through August 6, 2013.  A big thanks to Ashley and Binky D Diapers for their ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to visit their Facebook page and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.

This giveaway is open to international entries.

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An Itti Bitti giveaway of huge proportions

Just about a month ago, Jessica and SugarBaby had fun exploring the great variety of vendors at the 2012 Kids Expo.  Their impressions of the various products they encountered had quite a range: from fun to laughable, practical to absurd, ingenious to mundane, creative to basic, and just plain wacky; and Sugarbaby and Jessica didn’t always agree.  One company they both fell in love with was Itti Bitti.  The owner, Sue, was there in person and Jessica hit it off with her so well that it felt like they had known each other for years!  She was down-to-earth, brilliant, shared Jessica’s obsession for soft fabrics and bright colors, and just a whole lot of fun.  Offering the softest, most comfortable (so Sugarbaby has informed us) cloth diapers in the most vibrant colors we’ve seen in our many years of diapering, we’ve been hoping to showcase some of Itti Bitti’s diapers for The Leaky Boob community.  And it is happening now!  They are offering a HUGE giveaway for 2 lucky Leakies, and they would like to share their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals with you as well.  Check them out below!

First, Black Friday and Cyber Monday – fitting, as today is that Friday!  

 

Now, for the giveaway!

Itti Bitti is giving away three Itti Bitti packs to three lucky Leakies (one per winner).  Retail value : over $200.00 each

Check out this visual representation of each prize pack:

If you would like to check out their whole color spectrum, go check it out on Itti Bitti’s website.

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from November 23, 2012 through November 30, 2012.  A big thanks to Itti Bitti for this huge giveaway to The Leaky Boob community; please be sure to visit their Facebook page  or follow them on twitter  (@ittibittiUS on Twitter) and show them your appreciation!

This giveaway is open to international entries.

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