Blue Elephants for Babies: Crochet to Benefit March of Dimes

by Shehla Ahmed

This year, my blog has grown so much and I’ve been thinking a lot about what that means. It’s not just about having more people look at my patterns and tell me they like my work. That’s an amazing feeling, but I feel like I could, and should be doing more. We’ve grown to such a wonderful, supportive community and today I want to ask for your help to do something bigger together. November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and I’ve put together a fundraiser to benefit March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping moms and babies from the start. 



What is March of Dimes


March of Dimes was founded in 1938 by Franklin D. Roosevelt to fight polio. Since then, a polio vaccine was created and the focus of the organization shifted to preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The goal of March of Dimes is to educate, fund research, and advocate for the health of moms and babies. Pretty cool, right?


I’ve known about MOD since high school, and this year, I really want to help in the best way that I can. With this huge community of almost 10K readers, I believe that we can do a lot to benefit the organization and just do some good in the world. 



Blue Elephants for Babies


Now here’s how we can work together to raise money. There are a few options so choose whatever works best for you! Of course, there’s no obligation to donate but every little bit helps.


Blue Elephant Loveys


On Etsy, I’ll be selling finished loveys in the shape of elephants. These blankets are about 12 inches square and have a friendly elephant at the center that makes it perfect for hugs! 20% of the sale of these blankets will go to the fundraiser. So if you’re looking for a gift for someone in your life, something meaningful that also helps millions of other moms and babies, you can grab one from my Etsy shop here!



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