Motherhood and the path towards it is filled with many happy milestones. You can make these special days even more meaningful by using them as an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of other mums and mums-to-be.
If you are planning a baby shower or a 1st birthday party, here are some ways you can incorporate a donation to COPE into your celebration:
Don’t forget to take pictures of the party and post on social media using #readytocope #keepingmotherhoodreal and tagging COPE.
If you’ve decide to skip the baby shower or birthday party all together, you can still use this special time in your life as an opportunity to raise funds for this important cause. Visit our COPE Fundraising Hub and click on “Celebrations.” You will be able to easily set up your own virtual celebration to support COPE, and have all the tools available to easily raise funds and share with your family and friends.
Here is some sample wording that you can use when inviting others to “attend” your party:
“Celebrating this birth/birthday is a blessing to me (or us/our family), but it is also an opportunity to change the lives of others. This is why I am using it as an opportunity to throw a virtual baby shower/birthday party to raise funds for a charity near to my heart, the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE). COPE is dedicated to helping with the emotional and mental health challenges of becoming and being a parent, and I (or we) would be honoured if you would join me (or us) in making a donation to this very worthy cause.”