x's and o's.
We are so honored to be able to welcome the gift of love, our limited edition gPant to benefit an inspirational organization that we cherish with all our hearts, Hands to Hearts International. The gift of love gPant is decked out in a rainbow of x’s and o’s, because nothing says I love you like a warm hug. Nothing communicates human affection quite like a sweet kiss. And the two combined are a powerful tool for improving lives in a big big way. It's about love.
“For 10 years, I served children suffering from severe emotional disorders. These children were hurt so badly at such an early age that by 5 they had already failed repeatedly in foster homes and adoptions. I realized that I could no longer stand to be the "ambulance squad". In 2004, I founded HHI as a way to reach the world's neediest and youngest children with the simplest, most cost effective forms of healing available. Just as important, I wanted to empower women in the developing world to act for positive change in their families and communities everyday, weaving a stronger social fabric for the benefit of all.” – Laura Peterson, Hands to Hearts International
love saves lives.
Being able to thrive in this world, and in many cases, to even just survive, depends on the most basic of needs. Food, clothing, shelter, safety, sanitation. But for so many families who battle these obstacles daily, it can be an immense struggle to provide children with the very most critical need: love. Children who are not nurtured and touched during the first five years of life face emotional, physical, social and cognitive challenges throughout their lives. Survival may be possible, but the ability to thrive is next to none.
And so for 8 years she has taken on the mission of empowering women and saving lives by promoting and teaching the simple but profound effects of … love. HHI trains parents, caregivers and health workers about the simple things they can do everyday, from human touch to nutrition. Their efforts have dramatically decreased infant mortality and improved general health in the most challenged regions in the world. To date HHI has touched the lives of more than 130,000 children!
Hands to Hearts International was born right around the same time as gDiapers. And in fact, our respective headquarters (one Laura’s home, one Kim and Jason’s home) were located fairly close to each other in Portland. We have delighted at watching HHI grow, celebrating their milestones of lives touched and saved through human touch. We are so very honored to be able to offer the gift of love, from which a portion of the sales will go directly to Hands to Hearts International, so that they continue their work of empowering women and improving lives of babies and children worldwide. Because when you really stop to think about it, we’re all in this village together.
Your purchase of the gift of love is truly a gift. Thank you for helping us support Hands to Hearts International.