Pampers Little Miracle Mission-Pay It Forward $50 Giveaway!

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Can you believe Pampers, the first baby care brand to distribute disposable diapers around the globe, is turning 50?  In celebration of their birthday and honoring these 50 special years of parenting, Pampers unveiled its Little Miracle Missions program.  Believing that every baby is a little miracle that deserves to be celebrated, supported and protected, the program promotes acts of kindness to little miracles (babies) and their families while encouraging parents to “pay it forward” and support others.

The brand recently kicked off the Little Miracle Missions campaign by delivering more than 30,000 care packages to families with babies in level-three Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) across the country, for the care of premature or ill newborn babies. Pampers continued the celebration by partnering with a variety of celebrity parents who have their own personal miracle stories.  Actors Joey Lawrence and Mark Consuelos, alongside actresses Ali Larter and LaLa Anthony personally delivered care packages and a thank you basket to The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in New York City,  and their staff.

“I am honored to join Pampers in celebrating their 50th birthday and kicking off the Little Miracle Missions program,” commented Joey Lawrence. “Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs in the world and I remember all the support my family and friends gave me, especially during the recent delivery of my daughter, Libby. My baby was delivered prematurely and I know first-hand what it’s like to be a parent having a baby in the NICU. That’s why it’s important for me to be able to lend that same support and awareness to others going through similar experiences. Pampers Little Miracle Missions program helps me to do that, and it gives you the chance to, as well. With your commitment to support a little miracle in your life, Pampers will respond to touch the lives of many more!”

PAMPERS CONTINUES THEIR 50TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BY PARTNERING WITH CELEBRITY PARENTS JOEY LAWRENCE, ALI LARTER, MARK CONSUELOS AND LALA ANTHONY TO KICK OFF LITTLE MIRACLE MISSIONS PROGRAM AT MT. SINAI HOSPITAL IN NEW YORK CITY

How Parenting Has Evolved

I found this information extremely interesting and wanted to share with you!  In celebration of their 50th year anniversary, Pampers recently did a study  to look back at how parenting has evolved in the United States over the last five decades.  You might be surprised at some of the changes.  Check it out!

  • Multiple births have increased:  In 1973, multiple births (the birth of more than one child) accounted for under 2 percent of births in the U.S. ; in contrast, in 2008, multiple births accounted for almost 10 percent of births.(1)
  • The use of fertility treatments is on the rise:  The number of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) procedures reported has more than doubled from 59,142 in 1995 to 148,055 in 2008.(2)
  • There are more babies born to unmarried women:  The percentage of births to unmarried women has increased dramatically in recent decades, from 5.6 percent of all births in 1961 to 40.6 percent in 2008.(3)
  • Today’s birth rate is comparable to 50 years ago:  After the birth rate decreased substantially in the 1970’s and 1980’s, recent birth data shows that the 4,247,694 babies born in the U.S. in 2008 is a marginally smaller amount than the 4,268,326 babies born in the U.S. in 1961.(4)
  • Gestational surrogacy is becoming a more viable option:  The number of infants born to gestational surrogates almost doubled from 2004 to 2008, from 738 babies born to nearly 1,400.(5)
  • The average age of the first-time mom has increased:  In 1961, the average age of a first-time mother was 21.8 years; in 2006, it was 25 years.(6)
  • Stay-at-home fathers are becoming more common:  In 1994, there were 76,000 fathers who responded as primary caregivers in families with children under the age of 15.  That number reached 154,000 in 2010.(7)

Get Involved!

This is a wonderful program and I’m sure your interested in how you can get involved in the act of kindness. You can easily participate in the Miracles Missions programs, and support little miracles across the country, by logging on to Pampers Facebook page. Pampers is also asking everyone to pay-it-forward by participating in the first Little Miracle Mission- to congratulate and offer support to an expectant mother with a gift or surprise gesture. Once more than 2,500 people pledge that they have achieved this mission, Pampers will respond by giving baby showers to expectant mothers nationwide just in time for Mother’s Day. Pampers will issue different missions throughout the entire year to celebrate all aspects of parenthood, and with the help of parents, family and friends, they hope to touch the lives of every baby born in the next year.

I’m Paying It Forward!


Pampers challenged me to find a way to celebrate, support or protect a new little miracle in my own community by donating a $50 Visa Gift Card to me.  I was told how I use the gift card is entirely up to me so I’ve decided  to purchase  $50 worth in diapers and give them to  an expecting mother who’s husband works at my hubby’s workplace.  I do not personally know her which makes it even better!   I’m hoping the act of kindness inspires her someday to do the same for someone else who is having a baby.  Giving is contagious and once you start a chain of events it can cause a wonderful domino effect!

I believe in making money stretch so I’ve clipped as many diaper coupons as I could find to help get the most for my money!  Saving just a few dollars can go towards another pack of diapers!  I can’t wait to surprise the expecting couple!

$50 Giveaway!

I’ve been given the opportunity by Pampers to challenge one of my readers to pay it forward by giving them a $50 gift card.  To enter the giveaway leave me a comment explaining your act of kindness mission.  Some ideas would be to use the money to purchase diapers for a family who could use them, use the money to prepare meals for a family, or even use the money to host a larger fundraiser for a family.  What ever you decide is entirely up to you!

EXTRA ENTRIES

1. Read any of my other reviews without a giveaway and leave me a comment there.  Then come back here letting me know you did. Make sure you leave ten separate comments  (example: Left a comment at review extra entry 1, Left a comment at review extra entry 2, Left a comment at review extra entry 3, ect.).   This is worth 10 extra entries.

2.Mention the giveaway on your own blog linking back to this post and Pampers.  Leave an additional comment with a link to where you blogged about the giveaway. This is worth 5 extra entries.  Make sure you leave five separate comments. (example blogged extra entry #1, blogged extra entry #2, blogged extra entry #3, ect…)

3. Follow my blog and leave me an additional comment. ( There is a Google Friend Connect widget on my footer that shows my followers. Just click follow). If you already follow leave me a comment letting me know you already do. (3 extra entries)

4. Enter any of my current giveaways and let me know you did here. (3 extra entries)

5. Follow @ahappyhippymom on Twitter plus tweet about the giveaway. Please make sure you leave the link where you tweeted in your comment. YOU CAN TWEET ONCE PER DAY TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

6. Follow Pampers on Twitter (2 extra entries)

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7. Like Pampers on Facebook.  This is worth 2 extra entries.

8. Like ahappyhippymom on Facebook. Worth 2 extra entries
Winner will be chosen at random via Random.org.   Info will be forwarded to sponsor.

Open To US Residents Only- age 18 +
The contest ends May 28,  11:59 PM eastern

*NOTE: The two $50 Visa Gift Cards donated to me and my readers are not intended as payment for any favorable opinions.  Any feedback or opinions I chose to give, either positive or negative, were entirely of my own.

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  1. 1

    debbie says

    I have a neighbor who just had her leg amputated. I see her children wearing the same clothes all the time. I would like to buy them some new clothes and some groceries.
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    Lori A. says

    I would like to use it to help a family at church with a newborn.
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    Mary Elderton says

    At the moment, I an collecting items for a baby shower gift basket for a very young soon-to-be-mom–this would make a great addition.

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    Jessie C. says

    I recently heard from a church friend that one of our members suffers from cancer. She is a single mom with one toddler and a 7 yr old. I’d like to give her, hopefully with coupons help to stretch $50, several gift baskets with all necessities and groceries. Thank you for giving the chance to help someone in need of our community.
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    Betty N says

    A lady at our church wants to start a program of giving a layette to new mothers/ babies that are coming from poor homes. She is a seamstress and will make some of the items. I would like to use the $50 as seed money to encourage her in this ministry

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    vicky k. says

    I have a sister that is eight month preg and the father is not going to be around he said he wanted no part in hs life. So my sister is goin to do this all on her own so I would love to win so I could buy him what ever he needed

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    Tina M says

    I’d give this GC to my cousin who is going to have a baby in Oct. He is only 17. When he told us he is going to get married last year. All of my family told him ” Don’t do it !” Yet, he got married and now they are expecting a kid. He is just like a star on 16 and pregnant. I think they could use all the help we could give them.

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    Mary J says

    I will use it for buying toys for the toys for tots @Christmas.The card will be used during toy sales,

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    Amber says

    I would use the gift card to buy seeds to plant in our community garden!

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    Denise S says

    I would use this to buy baby things for the community center that my church runs.
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    Lori S says

    My boss just told me she was pregnant. She just had a baby #3 in October and baby #4 is due in October. I would get her some diapers.

    Thanks!

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    Margaret Smith says

    Our church has a type of baby shower each summer, where you donate new baby items and diapers to the church that are donated to new or soon to be moms in need. I’d donate items to this shower. Thanks so much
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    Alicia Webster says

    I have a friend who is pregnant (after 10 years of trying). Her husband is unemployed, and she earns very little at her job, so I’d like to get her some diapers, wipes, and baby food to help alleviate some of her stress.
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    Katherine says

    Use it to buy flowers to plant outside for an elderly neighbor

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    Louise A Brouillette says

    I’d use it at my volunteer job at Krohn Conservatory

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    says

    Our area was recently hit by tornadoes and some people are still homeless. I would use the gift card to help by diapers for some of the families with small children

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    jennifer b says

    I would love to be able to help my niece she is expecting her first child and is struggling between college and working 3 jobs but only getting paid for one because she is interning for school. I am so proud of her hard work

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    ebby says

    My act of kindness mission is to volunteer at community centers and also donating toys and art supplies to the after school programs held on site.

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    Donna B. says

    I would make up donation baskets for people in my state who were affected by the recent bad weather Between coupons and sales I regularly score free/nearly free health and beauty items (I haven’t paid for shampoo or deodorant in YEARS), diapers and wipes. I would put this GC towards purchasing these items (coupons, and the OOP).

    I normally donate these to the local food bank but I could drop off these items @ NC State instead. My son goes to school there and even he has been inspired to volunteer with the cleanup effort.

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    Gail Crawford says

    I have about three young mothers with baby clothes and diapers.

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    gina @ the crave to save says

    I plan to cook meals for a mom that is expecting a baby any day now! Thanks so much for the chance!

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    Ashley S. says

    I would use it to buy supplies for the tornado victims. Pairing this with coupons and deals could make $50 go a long way for people in need.

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    Stacy says

    I would love to give this to a friend who’s husband recently lost his job. She could use it to buy food and diapers.
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    Sharon Harmon says

    I would buy $50 worth of groceries and donate them to our local food pantry. ;)

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    Jacob says

    Some friends of ours just had a child and they already have a 2 year old. The morther has had to take off work so this would really be great to help them out!

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    SANDY says

    would love to do some diapers, wipes, other baby items with coupons for more bang for my buck and then donate to the local womans shelter

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    Brooke C says

    My best friend is currently a stay at home mom who is 6 months pregnant. Her husband lost his job last week so I would use it to buy stuff that she needs for her baby.

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    My cousin is expecting her second child so I’d buy diapers and infant formula for her.
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    Cindy Merrill says

    We have a sweet 90 year old neighbor who has been the victim of a burglary- also her car was vandalized. $50 would buy some outdoor solar lights, which I would buy for her- this might at least deter future incidents.

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    Mari says

    I’d use this to help a charity for unwed mothers that I donate to. Recently, they published their “immediate needs” list, which includes hair brushes, detangling spray, enfamil, antibacterial soap.

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    Debra Hall says

    i’d buy diapers and take them to the comm center thats where people go when they need help

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    Cindy says

    Our church hands out baby bottles in which we put in our excess change/bills in it each day for about a month. We then return them and it is donated to a women’s shelter to buy what is needed.
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    says

    I think I would donate to the shelter for battered and abused women to help our single moms with little ones
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    Janice Cooper says

    My sister recently had her first baby and this would be a big help. I could get diapers and other necessities for my new precious niece

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    Marjo says

    I have a new grandson, and the kids are really struggling to make ends meet right now. Would be nice to give them $50 assistance.

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    nan says

    my niece has a coworker who is having her 1st baby i’d give it to her she could use some help
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    Brianne A. says

    Those gift trees you see at Christmas, with the tags – THAT ARE ALWAYS STILL FULL – tug at my heart strings every year! I want to take as many of those off the tree as I can w/this card, and even match it w/my own $50. “Pay it Forward” is one of my favorite life mottos. <3

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    Joyce Harrell says

    My daughter had a baby in February and it has really been hard for them to make ends meet since then. I would love to be able to help them out with this gift card for baby supplies. thank you for the contest.

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    Erica C. says

    I’d like to use this to buy dinner for my coworkers during one of our nights so it would save all of them a little bit of money.

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    kittycardero says

    I’d use it to buy groceries for a family I know who is struggling.

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    Debbie C says

    I could use the gift card to buy groceries for the local Ronald McDonald House.

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    DANIELLE W says

    I would send it to my daughter who is in college and volunteers her time with children in crisis. She just held a crayon drive at her college asking students to donate crayons used, new, broken, for craft projects for the kids. ( didnt turn out like she hoped ) So i would put a note in there For your Crayon Child Crisis Craft. love Pampers and MoM.
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    clynsg says

    I would most likely give it to The Manger, a local group that assists needy infants & children.

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    Joseph M says

    I would help my brother, who is having a tough time due to the economy, by showing up for a visit with a bag of food!

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    I would donate to Cure for Colby (found on facebook). Colby is my great-nephew and needs a special operation to gain his sight that insurance won’t pay for.

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    tomato says

    I try to give out coupons to help people cut down on their grocery bills.

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    nanjhall says

    There is a young family in our neighborhood who just had another child and I am sure they could use the help and more diapers!

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    Suzy says

    Around our town we’re taking donations for Joplin (since we live in MO also). I’m sure they could use it!

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    julieh says

    I would donate baby supplies to a shelter for women and children.

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    latisha depoortere says

    I would help my friend who is having a baby could use alittle help! Great giveaway thank you so much!
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    Erin E says

    I have a neighbor that has been out of work for over 2 years. They have two young children that could really use some cheering. I would use the gift card towards a special fun surprise for them. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
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    rebecca says

    I would purchase diapers and baby clothes for moms at the low income housing center.

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    Melodic Mom says

    I would use it towards one of the mom’s in my Mom’s Group who recently had twins.

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    Carolsue says

    A single friend of mine who is expecting soon is goinbg to get a “gift” from me of free laundry done for a month. I would use the card to buy laundry products and also a big package of diapers. Laundry mounts so quickly with a newborn!
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    says

    My family is currently in a huge bind, my husband is out of work and yea it is tight. I am trying to find work right now so I would use it in a selfish way :( However, once we got back on our feet again, I would donate 50$ to a family in need. I would probably see about adopting a family for Christmas.

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    beveanne mckinley says

    donate to food for families our local food bank at praise chapel in bullhead city

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    Susan Smith says

    I’d use the card to buy some diapers and donate them to a local womens shelter.

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    barbara wright says

    I would buy baby pajamas for a women’s shelter. It’s hard enough uprooting your kids to make a better life for all of you without having to search through thrift shop cast-offs to find SOMETHING you can stomach putting on your child.

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    stacy says

    Twice a year I donate peronnal hygiene products to my local woman’s shelter, so I would include the gift card in my next donation so that they can get whatever else they need.

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    says

    Thats very sweet, paying it forward always makes feel great and put a skip in my step. I like to pay for the person’s coffee in the drive thru in the AM when I’m getting my caffeine for the day. A little surprise brightens everyones day. I love that you used coupons to maximize your diaper purchases!

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    Jennifer J says

    I’d give a fellow single mom a GC towards a restaurant so she could treat herself to meal she doesn’t have to make herself.

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    Michelle H. says

    My church hands out food to hundreds of families each week and there is always a need for more donations.

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    kolpin says

    my postal carrier’s a single mom with a bad back and young kids. i’d buy groceries for her, come over so she could rest in bed, and spend the day with the kids cooking casseroles together to stock up her freezer.

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    Veronica Garrett says

    I would donate it to our local womens shelter for needed supplies for the women and their children.

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    Brian E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…our local food bank is always in need (i.e. canned goods, formula, diapers, etc.) !!!

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