We know that babywearing can save a life. From moms of micro-preemies who have quickly wrapped a baby, skin to skin, on their chest to regulate breathing and body temperature of their newborn…. To moms who use it to help establish milk supply for babies who desperately need nutrition in areas of extreme poverty… to refugees fleeing turmoil and danger in search of safety and release from the chaos….
The Carry the Future project is an international nonprofit that understands the value of babywearing as a part of caring for children. Their official mission statement is:
"Carry the Future specializes in hand-delivering child carriers and baby boxes to refugee families, communicating and instructing on proper use to ensure the safety of babies and longevity of baby boxes and carriers.
We stand in solidarity with refugee families worldwide while also creating meaningful opportunities for global volunteers to be a collective force of action and hope."
When they provide baby carriers to refugee families, they help the families travel long distances with small children. The children can endure journeys better since they can sleep easier, feel safe and secure with their loved ones, remain more calm during periods of fear and danger, and not tire out their bodies with long journeys.
There are many different ways that you can support this wonderful organization. If you would like to donate, you can:
Donate Funds. Funds are in high need to cover costs associated with the purchase, transport and delivery of Baby Boxes and Toddler Carriers to refugee families. You can give by Credit Card via PayPal, or via your PayPal account.
Donate Material Aid. Donate a new or gently used baby or toddler carrier to Carry The Future, or purchase a baby box filled with essential survival items for newborn babies and mothers. Our teams will personally distribute the aid you give to refugee families in crisis.
Donate Time. What better way to give than to donate your time? As a 100% volunteer run organization, make a meaningful difference, enacting Carry The Future’s mission of being a collective force of action and hope. Get involved now!
To get involved:
Join. As an entirely volunteer run organization, they are always looking for volunteers! Do you have special, professional skills or passion that you’d like to contribute toward their cause? Fill out the form on their website to get started!
Hold a Fundraiser. Fundraising is a great way to help bring awareness to international crisis and to collect funds for Carry the Future, enabling them to hand-deliver needed aid. As they operate with so little overhead and are entirely volunteer run, the vast majority of funds we receive go toward the purchase and distribution of aid.
Spread the Word. Help spread the word about the humanitarian aid they are providing by both following them and sharing their mission on social media. Over 70% of Carry the Future's donors have discovered them thanks to their followers liking and sharing on social media!
To find them on Social Media, Check out these links: