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From a Mother to Another campaign with JoJo Maman Bébé

Two little girl outfits lie on a piece of paper which includes the logo for the From a Mother to Another campaign being run by JoJo Maman Bébé - also contains the title "From a Mother to Another - the JoJo Maman Bébé Charity Campaign"_Mrs H's favourite things

If you have read my blog for a while, then you will know that I passionately believe in the fundamental purpose that charities and charity campaigns play in society. They play an essential role in ensuring that the world becomes a better place. A place where the vulnerable and disadvantaged in society are given the chance at a better life.

I realise that I am blessed to live as I do and I believe that I have a social right and duty to help those less fortunate. And so, I support charities as much as I can.

Indeed, my blog tag line is mummy, blogger and charity geek. And it is so true, I could talk for hours about the importance of charities. And it is one of the few things that I will vehemently argue with someone about.

I have always donated our old clothes to charity shops. But lately, I have become a little disenchanted with this. And I have wished that my clothes could go directly to those who need them. Rather than snapped up by savvy bargain hunters. Or left to waste away on landfill because they have not been sold.

That is why, I am supporting the fabulous From a Mother to Another campaign being run by JoJo Maman Bébé.

From a Mother to Another

 

Two little girl outfits lie in a piece of paper which includes the logo for the From a Mother to Another campaign being run by JoJo Maman Bébé - also contains the title "From a Mother to Another - the JoJo Maman Bébé Charity Campaign"_Mrs H's favourite things

On Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, JoJo Maman Bébé launched their From a Mother to Another charity campaign for the second year running. The aim of the campaign is simple. JoJo Maman Bébé wish to help vulnerable families here in the UK and Syrian refugees living in Lebanon by sending them complete and high quality children’s outfits which have been donated from one mother to another. 

Late last year, Laura Tenison, founder and CEO of JoJo Maman Bébé, visited refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley on the Lebanese Syrian border. She was deeply moved by what she saw and set up an emergency appeal, asking for customers to donate winter shoes and boots to the children living in snow-covered tents.

A little Syrian bo.y, aged two or three, stares sadly at the camera. He is wearing filthy clothes and stands in front of a make-shift tent in a refugee camp_From a Mother to Another - the JoJo Maman Bébé charity campaign _ Mrs H's favourite things

“The situation is dire and the millions of women and children living in makeshift tents are in urgent need of emergency humanitarian aid to help until it is safe to travel home – just a few miles across the border. They left Syria with whatever they could carry. Their children have outgrown their clothes long ago and are often in rags. The gift of a From a Mother to Another pack brings tears of gratitude. Children are dying from the cold, we just had to help.”

These emergency clothing packs will be distributed by some of the Trussell Trust’s 420 Foodbanks across the UK and by a number of UK charities that are working on the ground in Lebanon.

How you can help?

Donating to this fabulous campaign is really simple. You just need to follow these easy instructions:

  • Make up 2 or more complete outfits from your child’s little worn, nearly new or outgrown clothes in sizes 0-6 years.
  • Launder and check that the outfit does not have any stains or defects. The clothes need to make a perfect outfit that you would be proud to dress your little one in.
  • Place the complete outfit in a clear plastic bag and label with the size, sex and season. For example, 0-3 months, unisex, summer.
  • Deliver your made up packages to a JoJo Maman Bébé store between now and 5th March 2016. The campaign is being held on the run up to Mother’s Day in the UK.

3 items of baby clothing _ a denim dress, a light blue smock top and a green and flowery waterproof coat_ From a Mother to Another - a JoJo Maman Bébé Charity Campaign _ Mrs H's favourite things

 

A complete toddler girl outfit - including jeans, a body suit, a long sleeved t-shirt, a sweatshirt and a pair of socks, sorted for From a Mother to Another - the JoJo Maman Bébé charity campaign - Mrs H's favourite things

An outfit all packed up in a clear plastic bag with the size, sex and season of the outfit clearly labelled _ From a Mother to Another - a JoJo Maman Bébé Charity Campaign - Mrs H's favourite things
What will JoJo Maman Bébé do next?

  • JoJo Maman Bébé will double-check all donations and where necessary they will add extra items.
  • They will then pack these perfect outfits into gorgeous gift bags and deliver to their charity partners for distribution.
  • JoJo Maman Bébé will cover the costs for all sorting staff and all delivery costs to their charity partners.
  • They will also cover all the shipping costs, import tax and onward distribution to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Why you should donate to From a Mother to Another?

  • Your child’s little worn, nearly new or outgrown clothes will be distributed to vulnerable families in the UK and to Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
  • You will be helping to contribute to 66,000 shoes, boots and items of baby clothes being saved from landfill and sent to those in need.
  • You will be helping to reduce carbon and water waste. By extending the life of clothes by just three months of active use you will be reducing this waste by 5-10% a year.
  • You will not be contributing to the 350,000 tonnes of the UK’s clothing which ends up on landfill each year.
  • You will free up space in your house by donating all those children’s clothes that you have been hoarding.
  • You will get a warm glow knowing that you have helped out another mother and lightened their load just a little.

For further information, about From a Mother to Another please visit the home page on the JoJo Maman Bébé website.

The From a Mother to Another campaign logo _ a pink heart with green recycling arrows and the words From a Mother to Another,JoJo Maman Bébé _ Mrs H's favourite things

Please consider donating to this fabulous campaign. It will make such a difference to those vulnerable mother’s and children who need your help. Also, please share this post far and wide. We want as many mothers as possible to donate to this valuable cause. And if you are active on social media then please show your support to From a Mother to Another by sharing information about the campaign and using the hashtag #MotherToAnother.

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

img_3108Two little girl outfits lie on a piece of paper which includes the logo for the From a Mother to Another campaign being run by JoJo Maman Bébé - also contains the title "From a Mother to Another - the JoJo Maman Bébé Charity Campaign"_Mrs H's favourite things

 

40 Comments

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    Lori
    February 21, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    What a fabulous campaign! I’ve just been going through all my old maternity clothes and baby clothes and this sounds like the perfect place to take them x

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      Mrs H
      February 22, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Thank you for your comment. This is absolutely the perfect place to take all those clothes. And you know that they are going directly to families that really need your help. It is such a wonderful campaign. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Alice
    February 21, 2016 at 11:24 am

    It’s such a fantastic campaign that I bet every one of us can get involved in without too much hassle! We dropped our bags off a few weeks ago even after me selling most of Amelia’s bits! Lovely post xx
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      Mrs H
      February 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      Awwww, thank you so much for your lovely comment. And thank you for donating to this brilliant campaign. I hope that this post will encourage many people to participate. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    February 20, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    This is such a great campaign!! I’ve already bagged up some stuff, I just need to drop it off now. What a fab post and well done for promoting it! #SundayStars xx

    Thank for hosting xx
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      Mrs H
      February 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      Hello lovely. Thanks for your comment. It is a fabulous campaign and I am really proud to be able to write about it on my blog. Thanks so much for donating to From a Mother to Another. It will mean so much to many vulnerable families. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Charlotte
    February 19, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    This is a fantastic campaign! I wish there was a store closer to me. x
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      Mrs H
      February 21, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you, this is a fabulous campaign. It is so important that these vulnerable families are able to clothe their children properly. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Alex Lamb & Bear
    February 18, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    Agh I keep forgetting to take my clothing bundles to my local Jojo! I’ll make sure I do it next wee, such a good cause xx

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      Mrs H
      February 21, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Thanks for you comment. I am delighted that you have some clothing bundles to donate. Don’t forget… ha ha! Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Steph
    February 17, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I, unfortunately, don’t live near a store – otherwise I’d totally do this! Thank you for bringing it to people’s attention though and I hope those that can, do x

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm

      That is such a shame. It is a fantastic campaign and I really hope that lots of people are able to contribute to it. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Georgina
    February 17, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Oh my goodness. Count us in! We will definitely be taking part in this, thanks SO much for sharing xxx

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment. It is such an amazing campaign and I am just thrilled that everyone seems as passionate about it as I am. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Gemma @ A Gem's Life
    February 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I love this idea and like you say, at least you know it s going straight to someone who needs it rather than sitting in a charity shop for ages. I normally take any old clothes to our local charity shop but a campaign like this is something I may look into next time.

    Gemma xx

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      It is a fabulous campaign. And I love the idea that Little Miss H’s old clothes are going to go to a family that really need them. Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Niki - Play & Learn Every Day
    February 17, 2016 at 11:13 am

    I absolutely love this campaign! I really enjoyed putting all of the little packages together last year and literally gave away about 20 bags of clothes to them. This year we’ve found a family close by that we give all of our clothes directly to, it really is nice to know that you’re precious baby things are going to someone who really needs them.

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Oh, that sounds so lovely. I really wish I had known about the campaign sooner and then I would have saved bags of Little Miss H’s clothes to pack up for them. I am so glad that you took part last year and I hope that you can encourage other mums to take part. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Joanna
    February 17, 2016 at 10:47 am

    What a fab campaign to be a part of.
    I’ll have to find where my nearest place to send to would be as I’d love to join in.

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks for your comment. It is an amazing campaign and I am very proud to have blogged about it. There is a link in the post to all the JoJo Maman Bebe stores so hopefully you can find one that is near to you. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sarah Cantwell
    February 17, 2016 at 10:46 am

    This is such a fabulous way to recycle clothes and it means they go to where they are needed most. Good work mama!

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Oh, thank you so much. That is very kind of you. I really love the idea that the clothes go directly where they are needed too. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Laura
    February 16, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    What a beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing this campaign and bringing it to our attention as I hadn’t heard about it before x #sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks for your comment. It is a fantastic campaign. And I love knowing that Little Miss H’s clothes will be going to make a family in need happy. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Beth @ Twinderelmo
    February 15, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Oh what a lovely idea. We have so many clothes left over from the girls. Thanks for the post – I didn’t realise they did this. So nice to help others xx

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. It is such a fabulous campaign. I am just thrilled that I can share it and bring it to the attention of lots of other mums. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kirsty
    February 15, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    What an amazing idea! I never heard of it before, but will definitely be taking part #sundaystars
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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks for your comment. I am so glad that you want to take part. It is a fabulous campaign. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Karen (@karenjwhitlock)
    February 14, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    It’s such a fantastic campaign, and such a nice thought that those clothes are going somewhere to do some good in the world #sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      I completely agree with you. I love the idea that the clothes are going directly to the families and children who need them. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Something Crunchy Mummy
    February 14, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Such a fantastic idea! Thank you for hosting #sundaystars xx

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      It is a fantastic campaign. And you’re more than welcome. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    My Petit Canard
    February 14, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I love this, its such a great cause. Like you, I am passionate about giving to charity, but am always concerned about whether our donations be it clothes, items or money, end up in the right hands. I love this campagin because the clothes that you do donate will go to those directly in need. Jo Jo is such a great brand, its so lovely to see them spearheading a campaign like this 🙂 Emily #SundayStars

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I think JoJo is an amazing brand too and I love it even more now that I know it runs this fabulous campaign. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    becca farrelly
    February 14, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    This is amazing and something I have not heard about yet! What a great thing to do and as you say, the clothes are going directly where they are needed instead of to others. I will be getting Mia’s bits and pieces out tonight and taking part myself. Thank you for telling us about it! 🙂

    #sundaystars

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      You’re very welcome. I am so pleased that I am able to share this fabulous campaign. And encourage lots of other mums to take part and donate their children’s clothes to those that need them most. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    justsayingmum
    February 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Oh what an incredible charitable idea – I will definitely be doing this this week and will get my children to help so that they understand its importance. This post made me very tearful – its what I love about women in these situations – such practical, beautiful help. Thank you for sharing #sundaystars – i will share your post xx

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      I am so sorry that this post made you tearful. But it is true that woman and especially mothers all pull together to help each other out. And I love the idea of getting your children involved. It is so important that our children are aware that they need to help out people less fortunate than ourselves. Thanks for this lovely comment. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Mini Travellers/Mini Ventures
    February 14, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Such a fab idea I remember doing this last year, I just wish we had a more local Jo Jo to donate to. Good on you for highlighting this issue.

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      Mrs H
      February 17, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Oh, that is brilliant that you took part last year. Let’s hope that JoJo open a store near you soon so that you can take part in the campaign in future. Oh and buy lots of their lovely clothes. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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