Your support matters
Write a Letter
Premature births are a complex issue, but something that is at the root of the problem is that many women feel stressed during pregnancy. Instead of judgement, imagine if it felt like a time of unconditional support from their entire community.
You’re invited to write a letter of encouragement to a currently pregnant woman in our city. We’ll collect the letters and hand-deliver them to women through March of Dimes.
Here’s what you need to know:
1 Your letter can be short or long as long as it’s from the heart.
2 Encouragement is the key word here. These women don’t need long lists of advice. They simply need to know that somewhere in Albany, someone is rooting for them.
3 Remember that many of the women receiving these notes live in poverty and may have very difficult lives. Remember, also, that none of that keeps them from being great moms.
4 If you’re a mom yourself, feel free to share personal experience with pregnancy. Sharing your own story is a great way to inspire someone else.
5 Sign your letter with just your first name. Recipients of the letters won’t know anything else about you.
Submit letters to Kathryn at March of Dimes.