If you’re reading this, you are quite lucky. You have access to a wide range of informational sites that can help you with pretty much anything you need.
Imagine if you didn’t have access to the Internet, or a phone. The phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child,” began long before wi-fi and smart phones and yet, still, in small villages in countries with very limited resources, these physical villages exist for the benefit of the family.
Countries with the highest infant mortality rates now have a new resource in the Information Blanket. It may seem simple to those of us who probably receive a half dozen blankets for our child when they’re first born, but to those moms in Uganda, where these blankets are delivered, they provide a sign of hope for babies and their families.
The design on the information blanket is both simple and adorable and includes a growth chart, a list of illness warning signs and doctors appointment reminders. In English, blankets come in blue or pink and with every purchase, a green blanket is hand delivered to a new mom in Uganda.
I received a green one and it’s one of my favorites because of how soft and thin it is, its rounded edges and the size, which is much larger than most receiving blankets we have.
Even if you don’t have a new baby to buy an information blanket for, you can help by donating a blanket to a new mom. You can make a difference in a young family’s lives and help decrease the infant mortality rate in Uganda and the rest of the world.
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