CCM Artist Sara Groves invites listeners of Christian Radio this Holiday season to "Share the Joy" of giving by supporting new mothers in developing nations to have safe deliveries and healthy, warm newborns. A gift of $10 will help provide newborn care kits for mothers so the chances of their newborns surviving the risky first month of life are improved. The kit contains items to improve hygiene at delivery and promote proper care of newborns, and will be paired with health worker counseling to support new moms on issues like exclusive breastfeeding. The kit’s contents vary by country and may contain items such as soap for hand washing, a new blade for cutting the umbilical cord and a clean string for tying the cord. Each kit will be coupled with a hand-made cap, knitted or crocheted by a caring person who took part in Save the Children's Knit One, Save One campaign, and will keep the baby warm during the first critical hours and days after birth.
Sara's radio spot reads as follows:
Hope through Healing Hands-A Better Beginning for Babies this Christmas
(To hear the spot, please click HERE.)
Hi, I'm Sara Groves.
During the Holiday season, we reflect upon the humble beginnings of a baby born in a manger over 2000 years ago.
But did you know that babies are still born in stables and on dirt floors in parts of Africa and Asia today?
Over 4 million newborns die each year; more than half from preventable or treatable causes.
That's why I am asking you to consider a simple gift for a new mother across the world: a NEWBORN CARE KIT.
This ten dollar kit, at HOPE THROUGH HEALING HANDS.ORG provides a new mother with the advice and supplies she needs to help her new baby survive.
Simple household practices that keep an infant clean and warm make for a better beginning for babies - even those born in the humblest of circumstances.
Go to HOPE THROUGH HEALING HANDS.ORG today and make a real difference this Christmas.
Please join us today in caring for a new mother and her precious newborn baby this holiday season. With the simple gift of $10, you can save a life.