I never met Maddie or her parents, but I became hooked on the blog that told her of her adventures and her parents witty tweets. I don't know her family in person, but I know this: No one should ever have to deal with the heartache of losing a child. No one. EVER. I can't imagine the pain and devastation that her parents are feeling. I look at my beautiful little boy, and I know I want to do something to help honor Madeline, and to help premature babies and their parents. I want to help raise money for March of Dimes, her favorite charity, in honor of sweet Maddie.
You may recall that I mentioned I started to sell Mary Kay. With the help and support of my family, friends, and community, I have successfully started my business. And it is giving me the means to help a bigger cause.
Starting today, June 15 until July 15, all profits from my Mary Kay business will be donated to March of Dimes in Maddie's name. ALL of it. Whether it's $1 or $1000. Let's help MOD help other families from experiencing this heartache. Let's help inspire the way Maddie did throughout her life.
So if you need skincare products or make-up, if you use Mary Kay or know anyone that does...now is the time to buy. You can order through my website. There are tons of promotions and new products out for summer, and every order in the US will get free shipping. Any purchase will be tax-deuctible and I will send a donation receipt with orders. I won't keep any of your information in my customer base unless you ask me too, and I won't profit at all. IT IS ALL FOR MADDIE.
I wish there was more I could do, that any one could do. I wish more than anything, that this tragedy never happened to these loving parents, and that somehow, someway I could make their pain and heartache go away.
(Note: The donation to March of Dimes in honor of Maddie is only taking place from my personal business, as far as I know. This is not a Mary Kay company wide event/donation period. But wouldn't it be great if it was?! :) )