So many of you have made kind offers and I most definitely want to take you up on it.
Others sent nasty emails (er, satan working through people)
Getting straight to the point...
Some of the babies we help have special nutritional needs...that you can't buy in a store.
You donations will go for that.
As mentioned on FB:
The Pediatric Giving Mission deals with babies and children who are sick. Some have a terminal diagnosis. Many are on special formulas...ex: NeoSure for premature, Alimentum for food allergies & colic, Gentlease for lactose issues and etc., there is not a "fix all", so that is why this concerns me. Yes, it would be great to whip up our own formula..heck, I grew up in 1966 being fed evaporated milk and Karo syrup...but I wasn't a sick baby. Kindly, let's pray and not judge these mama's. Some of these babies can not physically latch and have special needs.
The top requested formulas at the moment are:
Earths Best Organic
Diapers are also greatly appreciated...
Formula manufacturers are estimating 100 day waits for materials (ingredients)...and that absolutely horrifies.me.
When we can find it...
$20 buys a small container of formula, $40 buys a larger container of formula...$11 buys a small package of diapers (some of the babies we help have super sensitive skin, so their diapers cost more)
On the right is a picture of one of the many packages we are getting ready to deliver or mail.
The baby formula supply problem is getting worse
Remember, some of these babies are unable latch, do to physical issues...so this is not an issue of lazy mothering.
Several states have had between 40-50% of baby formula products out of stock as of early April, 26...now most states are struggling with supply.
This issue has been compounded by supply chain issues, product recalls and historic inflation.
It is planting season on the farm, so my time has been stretched to the point of breaking.
I have spent most of my days trying to find and buy what these families desperately need.
I have been fortunate to find some, but it has consumed my days and resources.
If you can help with a donation to the Pediatric Giving Mission, I will send you a gift(s)
If you are able to get your hands on baby formula, email me.
I truly believe God has blessed me with a network of good folks like you, for children in need and times such as these.
We need to help these babies!
As always, our entire family is here to give you hope & encouragement! We truly love you and pray for you daily! Never hesitate to send a prayer request!
Sending our love and prayers to our remnant family...Wendy, Walt and the entire Cukierski family
(PS: Catholic Spiritual Guidance Lessons for you, featuring writings from Rev. Fr. Kilian McGowan
It's a spiritual lifesaver and you can read more HERE )