Usually, most of you might take a baby shower as only a celebration of the soon-arriving baby. Exchanging gifts, enjoying food and drink, playing a few games and having some fun is what you all expect. However, a baby shower can be a great way to give back to people who are in need. You can make use of your guests to collect some funds or gifts and donate them to expecting mothers who aren’t blessed with such gifts and fun. So here are some easy ways to add some charity to your baby shower and do well to people.
- Donate to ‘Operation Shower’
Operation Shower is an organization that hosts baby showers for military families. We all have a responsibility towards these families for the contribution they make to ensure our safety. Hence, gather some funds or gifts and donate them to Operation Shower. They will be able to send the gifts so that the moms-to-be will finally be able to celebrate, keeping away all their worries about their family members who are at war. It’s a great way to show your love and respect to them.
- Ask for gift cards
Rather than asking your guests to bring in specific items such as children’s boutique clothing Australia, prams, cradles etc. get them to bring gift cards from registered vendors such as Amazon, Walmart and Target so that they can be passed on to other people. Sites such as Donate Your Card are always open to your gift cards so that they can be gifted to people who need them more. The sites and other foundations let you choose the worthy cause for which you want to donate.
- Throw a community baby shower
You can partner with a local charity organization and organize a baby shower for all pregnant mothers of your area. You can make this a public event where people from all over the area who would like to contribute can come and celebrate. Distribute flyers, put up some lights and simple décor at your local hall and invite everyone. Families who would like to contribute will help with décor and organizing and brining refreshments to the party. You can contact a few baby product vendors such as girls clothing Australia stores, baby foods, toy stores etc. to put up stalls at the event.
- Get gifts that give back
There are vendors and stores that donate funds and goods to needy families with every purchase you make. For example, the toy company ‘Cuddle+Kind’ feeds 10 hungry children for every doll you bought. So recommend such stores to your guests so that they could donate through every purchase.