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We are an online community of kind-hearted individuals who directly donate gently loved children's clothes to mothers who could use a little kindness. The wonderful donating mothers lovingly box up the clothes that they once loved their own kiddos in and send them for another mother to love on her children via the US Mail - Parcel Post. If you are in need, know someone in need or want to help by donating, please contact us at If you can't do any of these but would like to spread our message - thank you kindly! ~ Elizabeth & Heather

Friday, January 1, 2010

Coats for Christmas...

Please note: If this is your first time visiting our blog, please click here to hear the premise of Pass It On, Baby! and how it all began.... Pass It On, Baby!

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful readers and followers! We hope that this New Year is bringing you a new energy for change, for hope, for new possibilities for the year and the decade. I know it is for me and my family. We are getting Christmas decorations put away and on to organizing our house for a new abundant and blessed year. 

We count our blessings with each donator and recipient that comes our way through our grassroots organization. And we thank God for always bringing timely people and situations in our path in order to help us to help others.

Such is the case with a family we heard from in Georgia. This family's request touched us in a special way.  They have been in need of not only clothes but some very basic needs like coats and shoes. Now for Elizabeth and I to hear of a child without a proper winter coat affects us most deeply. A child in a cold climate needs to be warm. It is so very basic but so very important. So we started reaching out through the blog, our facebooks, and emails in hopes that we could help touch the hearts of those who might be willing and able to help not only this family but other families in need. An unlikely turn of events proceeded.

I was meeting some girlfriends for a happy hour a few days before Christmas to celebrate the "bridesmaids" group of a friend getting married this upcoming year. One of my girlfriends (not married and doesn't have any kids) happened to mention how their company had adopted a couple of families for Christmas and was telling us the story of how they helped them. I piped in by saying that there have been lots of families in need this year and mentioned a few of the heart-breaking stories we had received - especially the children without proper coats. My girlfriend immediately said she would love to help and wanted to buy brand-new coats for the 3 kids. She was needing to buy gifts for her cousins of the exact same ages and thought it would be more appropriate to provide coats to the children in need in lieu of buying gifts for the cousins. So each child's gift was donated in the shape of a coat to 3 children.

This was the note she gave to the children instead of their present.

"We may not always realize that everything we do 
affects no only our lives but touches another too.

Three kids in Georgia
Ages 2, 4, and 6
Boy, Girl, Boy
In need of winter coats for Christmas

Every time you show a friend you understand
Every time you have a kind and gentle word to give.

Three kids in Colorado
Ages 2, 4, and 6
Boy, Girl, Boy
Provided winter coats for Christmas

You help someone find beauty in this precious life we live.
For happiness brings happiness and loving more brings love."

This story to me is so amazing how 3 children helped 3 other children. It is truly the blessing of Pass It On, Baby! and we couldn't have asked for a more touching and fitting outcome. I deeply thank my girlfriend, who although has no children yet, felt so moved to help out another in such an impactful way. I am blessed to have such a beautiful and loving friend. I thank you. And the family received their coats the day after Christmas. According the mother, the kids were so excited that they actually wore their new coats around the house the entire day!

We hope that this story brings you a bit of happiness and hope for the New Year. It has for us!

In love and kindness,

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