For most parents, any loss of life and the suffering of children in particular, strikes us to the core. It’s hard not to feel helpless, even hopeless, watching and seeing the stories pouring out of Haiti after the earthquake.
But in the face of such tragedy, we can’t stand around wringing our hands. Although it may seem like events are happening worlds away, we are all connected and everybody can do something – even if you’re just helping to join the dots.
There are many ways to show your support from overseas: whether by donating money, food and clothes or sharing news and spreading proactive and positive ideas via blogs and social media like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
As a nursing mum, I’m particularly moved by this post by Breastfeeding Mothers Unite about the importance of breast milk in emergencies.
If you would like to reach out to Haitian families, Babes about Town recommends the following campaigns run by agencies that are close to our hearts: