Friday, February 7, 2014

Membership Drive and Other Group News!

-Have you been thinking about becoming a member of our group (or renewing your current membership)?  March would be a great month to join!  Babywearing International is holding a nationwide membership drive for the month of March.  With more funds now staying local, we also will have the opportunity to win a new carrier for the lending library based on how many memberships our local group gains.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details and incentives.

-We are always working on raising funds for outreach and new library carriers, so don't forget that we are currently in the Nickels for Non-profits box at Whole Foods!  When you shop at Whole Foods, don't forget your reusable bags so you can donate your bag credit to our group.  We are also working on setting up a Chipotle Fundraiser night to come in the near future.  

-Recently we were added as parenting partners with Bon Secours hospital system.  This allows us to teach classes with their Love and Learn program as well as get our name out on their website and brochures.  Watch the 'Babywearing Classes and Resources' tab here for upcoming classes, we have a 101 planned soon!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

It's Fall Fundraiser Time!!


We're hosting a fundraiser and early holiday party and we can hope you can join in on the fun! Get a jump start on your holiday shopping this year and help out Babywearing International of Central Virginia at the same time! Funds raised will help us purchase much-needed toddler carriers for our lending library.

Join us on Sunday November 10, from 11am-2pm at Ginter Place Condominiums in Ginter Park for brunch snacks, a nutritional presentation and sampling by Rebecca Flanagan of Happy Family Brands (we need a minimum of 15 adults for this), and shopping with representatives of 31 Gifts, Scentsy, Avon, and Pampered Chef! We'll have mimosas and a play area for the kids. No purchase is necessary and everyone who attends will be entered to win a Happy Family gift basket with $25 worth of products!

Can't join us on Sunday, you can place orders at the Monday meeting or shop online! The deadline for orders is Friday November 15.

Thirty-One Gifts: Shop from the full catalog! The customer special for November is spend $31 and get a Medium Utility Tote for $7. Place an order at the party, bring an outside order to the party, or place an order online before 11/10 and be entered to win a half price item courtesy of Jennifer Anderson. 25% of your purchase will support BWI of Central Virginia! https://www.mythirtyone.com/shop/catalog.aspx?eventId=E3940096&from=DIRECTLINK&verify=true

Scentsy: Shop from the full catalog! The scent of the month (Clementine and Clove) and Christmas tree warmers are 10% off for the November special. Sara Thomas will also have some cash and carry scent bars available for purchase. Place an order at the party, bring an outside order to the party, or place an advance order with Sara and be entered to win a gift basket containing an assortment of scentsy products (solid perfume, travel tin, scent circle, and room spray) courtesy of Sara. 25% of your purchase will support BWI of Central Virginia!

Avon: Avon offers special product bundles for group fundraisers. Get 3 or 4 of their top selling products for just $10! This includes customer favorites like Skin So Soft as well as a great looking bundle of kid friendly bath products. Place an order at or before the party and be entered to win one bundle at half price courtesy of Lauren Ellwood. Up to 40% of your purchase will support BWI of Central Virginia!

Pampered Chef: Shop from the full catalog! The customer special is spend $75 and get a cooking utensil for free (details on the website). Order over $100 at the party and you get to pick a special gift as well. Place an order at or before the party to be entered to win one of three great prizes: one cookware item at 60% off, a coupon for a free turkey, or a free cooking party at your house! 10-15% of your purchase will support BWI of Central Virginia! 

And then we have a few more surprises lined up, so stay tuned to the BWI Facebook group and the event page for more information.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Woven Wrap Class

We recently added a class for those curious about woven wrapping!  Taught by Sara Brown, this is class gives an overview of woven wraps and works on a beginner carry as well as trying something new for more advanced wrappers.  This month, the class will be held on October 21, 11 am at the Short Pump Town Center play area.  All caregivers welcome, if you have a woven wrap bring it along!  but if not, we will provide extras from the library when available.