gLove for Syrian refugees: Carry the Future
There’s a lot going on in our world. And it’s easy to feel like you don’t have a voice—that your actions don’t really matter. And yet, you do have a voice. And you can make a world of difference.
It started with a conversation in our Facebook gMums group. We needed a place to vent our sense of helplessness and our fears about the world around us. Yet true to g spirit, our conversation quickly evolved into a plan of action—to connect with global moms and dads in a personal, meaningful way.
One of the gMums suggested an agency that’s specifically helping refugee parents. So here’s our plan: by donating your new or gently used baby carrier to Carry the Future, you can provide security and comfort to a Syrian refugee family.
Donate your baby carrier
It’s easy to donate your baby or toddler carrier. First, read Carry the Future’s FAQs, which have helpful information like which brands they can accept. Then follow these steps:
Send your baby carrier donations
Once your donation is packed up and ready to go, find the right Receiving Center to ship to below.
Address for US Shipping (FEDEX and UPS only):
Carry the Future
C/O American Self Storage
4551 Eisenhower Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304
Shipping address for the UK:
Carry the Future / N Cook
P41, 400 Wick Lane
You can also get involved by donating money, holding a fundraiser or drive, and volunteering (even hosting a donation drop off!). They are eager and grateful for your support in any way you can provide it.
Just like the spirit of g, Carry the Future is about providing a one-on-one connection with our global community. It’s about the universal truths of always providing safety and comfort for our children. It’s about paying it forward. So we invite you to join us—whether it’s donating your baby carrier, your time, or your money, let’s lift each other up.
How to join the gMums conversation
We love that this idea came from you, our gMums and gDads. So thank you for pushing us to action and for always coming up with the best ideas.
Want to join the official gMum Community? We’d love to get to know you and your family better. You’ll be connected with other parents just like you, where you can share your g story (like diapering triumphs!), and get thoughtful, collective answers from supportive parents around the world. After all, it takes a village to raise a parent, and we are so thankful you are part of ours.
Join us! We can’t wait to hear from you.(Image credits: Carry the Future)