My Pampers Miracle Mission: St. Michael’s Special School {Giveaway}

I am so very proud to be a part of the Pampers baby Board with several other fantastic bloggers.  Not only do I absolutely love the products (we used Pampers exclusively for both of my daughters), but the people behind the brand are amazing.  I love that Pampers gives back to the community and one of the most heartwarming endeavors to date is their Little Miracle Mission.

In honor of Pampers’ 50th birthday, the company decided to honor every baby, or Little Miracle, by giving back to those in need.  As a member of the Baby Board, I had the opportunity to create a Little Miracle in my hometown!  After giving it much thought, I decided to give back to St. Michael’s Special School, a place that made a world of difference to my cousin and her family.

The primary mission of St. Michael Special School is to provide students with special educational needs opportunities to develop their Catholic faith and to receive a high quality education including religious, academic, social, vocational and physical training,” explains the schools’ website.  With an enrollment of 200 students ages 6-15, St. Michael’s caters to those children who have learning difficulties that hinder their success in a traditional classroom.  After age 15, the school provides vocational training and even has sheltered work opportunities in their Joy Center for those individuals over age 21.

My cousin, Becky, was diagnosed with epilepsy as an infant.  As her condition worsened over time and brain surgeries became a reality, traditional schooling became a hardship for her and her family.  Fortunately, St. Michael’s was a light in her life!  Becky loved attending school there and my Aunt and Uncle were very pleased with the staff and the opportunities it provided to their daughter.  When Becky passed away, St. Michael’s was very kind to my family and still holds a place in all of our hearts.

For everything this school stands for and the countless hours of selfless acts by the Staff, I am very pleased to donate $1,000 of classroom supplies to St. Michael’s Special School in memory of my cousin, Becky.  In the coming weeks, I will share more of the story as I visit St. Michael’s to deliver the supplies and have a chance to chat with students and staff!  In the meantime, check out this inspiring video about St. Michael’s!  These kids are truly Little Miracles!

GIVEAWAY

Because Pampers loves to give back, I also have 6 coupons for one pack of free diapers and one container of free wipes for one lucky reader (ARV $100)!

How to Enter:

1. Tell me one way that you could create a Little Miracle in your hometown!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Pampers (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Pampers on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on August 18th.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

As a member of the Pampers Baby Board, I received a $1,000 gift card to donate to a local charity.  No compensation was received for this post.

Comments

  1. Diane Hunn says:

    Beautiful tribute to your cousin and our niece, Becky. Thank you, baby! I know Becky would be very proud of your’s and Pamper’s contribution! Love you, Mom

  2. By doing random acts of kindness!

  3. Cecelia says:

    Great way to give back…love Pampers and you’re Miracle Mission!

  4. barbara wright says:

    When my kids outgrow their clothes, I take the ones that have barely been worn and bring them to a women’s shelter. These poor women come in, usually late at night, dragging hungry, tired children with them, and the first thing they have to do is look through the Shelter’s thrift shop cast-off clothing to find something to put on their kids. I like for them to have NICE things for the kids – it’s just one less thing they need to think about.

  5. barbara wright says:

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/bsw529/status/97681806018625536

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  8. It would be great to donate to the local woman’s shelter.

  9. I subscribe to your blog emails.

  10. I like you both on FB with my username Mary Happymommy.

  11. I could create a little miracle by volunteering at our local women’s shelter and bringing them some of my home cooking

  12. I’m a fan of your blog and Pampers on Facebook – my FB name is Amanda Moore

  13. I follow you @BridgetteLA on Twitter – I’m @AmberGoo, and tweeted:

  14. courtney says:

    i could donate to homeless shelters!:)

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    fb fan of both of you courtney bella

  18. I would donate these coupns to the Storks Nest- an organization here in town that helps young parents (mostly single Moms) learn how to take care of their babies and themselves. Its a great organization and they would appreciate any help in these hard times.

  19. I am a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Pampers on Facebook -ellen beck

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  22. brandlyn says:

    My family always gives clothes and food to our local church and food bank once a month.

  23. There are countless children in our area who don’t have what they need for school.I would help by finding people to donate items like supplies,clothing etc. for the kids who go without.Sadly our area doesn’t have much and the national sponsors are tapped out,or the ones I have looked into anyway.

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  25. I like both on facebook
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  26. vickie couturier says:

    I would help a grandmother I know who just had to take in her 8 month old grandson because the daughter couldnt so this would be a nice help to her

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  28. i could donate it to our local pantry that is currently running low on supplies
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  29. e-mail
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  30. Janna Johnson says:

    by volunteering at our rec center for kids
    Thanks so much!! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyoupig on gfc

  31. Bonnie Muller says:

    Bridgette, I am so touched by you and pampers generosity to St. Michael’s as our daughter had such a wonderful experience at the school. I am so grateful that you were able to help the school on behalf of Becky through Pampers. She is definitely smiling down at us. Thanks so much.

  32. I could donate school supplies to help out

  33. Jessie C. says:

    I’d donate food and clothes to local churches and shelters.

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    I’m a subscriber

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  38. Anne Loyd says:

    I would help moms in our local mom’s club that are in need.

  39. Anne Loyd says:

    I subscribe to blog emails.

  40. Anne Loyd says:

    I like you and Pampers on FB as Anne Loyd.

  41. Theresa Jenkins says:

    … we have one ….MaGuire Home

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  45. courtney says:
  46. Providing food for our church food bank..we are very low and there are so many in need.
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  47. follow on twitter and tweeted
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  50. Gail Cody says:

    We work each summer with a program that does home repair work for low income families.

  51. I could donate some diapers to our local crises nursery

  52. We try to volunteer at the local soup kitchen and donate dry goods to the local shelter

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  56. courtney says:
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  58. There are a lot of senior citizens in run-down properties in our city. It would be great to help them make the needed repairs.

  59. I subscribe to your blog.

  60. Candie L says:

    I teach at a local alternative school. these kids need to know that someone cares and we are not throwing them away as others have.

  61. courtney says:
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  63. we would use this gift card to help out a teen mom who is struggling

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  67. courtney says:
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  69. vickie couturier says:
  70. In the past, I’ve helped at our local rape crisis center. It would be great to give back to them again!

  71. I subscribe.

  72. I’m a Facebook fan of both. Thanks!

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  75. vickie couturier says:
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  77. Mellissa C says:

    I can donate diapers to a women’s shelter.

  78. Mellissa C says:

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  79. courtney says:
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  85. courtney says:
  86. amy pugmire says:

    By donating clothes, shoes etc… to our local shelter. Also donating our time to serve those who need it.

  87. amy pugmire says:

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  88. amy pugmire says:

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  92. vickie couturier says:
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  96. barbara wright says:
  97. Allison Downes says:

    By dontaing my time at local help shelters, and donating any extra food we have to it

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  104. Patti Hess says:

    I would volunteer at the local Food Basket in my neighborhood

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  105. Patti Hess says:

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  112. I could create a little miracle in my home town by starting a clothing swap for kids’ gently used clothes.

  113. fan of not so blog & pampers on facebook

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  118. barbara wright says:
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  125. daily tweet #2 8/9
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  127. barbara wright says:
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  130. barbara wright says:
  131. I create a little miracle in my town by using coupons. I’m able to collect stockpiles of items to donate. It always feels good to drop them off.

  132. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  133. I follow you on twitter @Aerated and tweeted.
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  134. vickie couturier says:
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  136. Melinda (Mendy) Dinsmore says:

    I could create a little miracle in my community by offering coupons to someone who needs help with baby supplies and show them how to save money.

  137. Melinda (Mendy) Dinsmore says:

    following you on twitter
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  138. Melinda (Mendy) Dinsmore says:
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    Like Pampers on FB

  140. vickie couturier says:
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  142. vickie couturier says:

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  148. barbara wright says:
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  151. Melinda (Mendy) Dinsmore says:
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  155. Cynthia R says:

    after tornadoes touched down and did a lot of damage in our area, our church held a drive with several drop off locations. Anytime you can organize something at work or church or your neighborhood it makes it easier

  156. Cynthia R says:

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  159. daily tweet 8/12
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  160. I could organize a drive for school supplies, backpacks, and new socks for local school children. So many parents are laid off that they can’t afford the basic school needs.
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  161. I like you and Pampers on facebook as Susan Chester
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  162. I’m an email subscriber.
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  163. amy pugmire says:
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  173. Debbie jackson says:

    I could make a miracle with an after school science learning program
    Debbie Jackson
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  174. Debbie jackson says:

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  175. Debbie jackson says:

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  177. vickie couturier says:
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  181. There is a childrens hospital here that I would like to go donate some time at, it’s so sad to see the babies in pain there when they’re too little even know what the pain is!

  182. Cynthia R says:
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  184. crystal allen says:

    we could host family game night at the community center in our town. clallen at ntin dot net

  185. crystal allen says:

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  186. crystal allen says:

    twitter follower tweet http://twitter.com/#!/clallen1971/status/103172663387754496 clallen at ntin dot net

  187. Karen Gonyea says:

    Find a local grocery store to open up in out town.. closest one is 15 miles away !!!

  188. Karen Gonyea says:

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  189. Karen Gonyea says:

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  190. Cynthia R says:
  191. I’d really like to find a way to replace all the wood chips at our local playground with rubber padding. I know so many kids who have gotten caught on the wood chips. I’d love to figure out how to make that happen. I know the parents and kids would really appreciate it.

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  196. like on f/b i donate to goodwill

  197. vickie couturier says:
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  199. By opening a day care center, a place parents would feel safe when dropping of their children.

  200. I subscribe via email.

  201. I like you both on fb Jammie M

  202. barbara wright says:
  203. amy deeter says:

    i would like to donate to the food pantry
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  204. amy deeter says:

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  205. I would love to donate to a local women’s shelter.

  206. Rebecca Simons says:

    As a nurse, I am in the miracle business. I love the fact that I can make a difference everyday. My latest miracle is the baby that I will be delivering in the next 2 weeks.

  207. vickie couturier says:
  208. Jen Harriman says:

    I think that I would donate to my kids school. I know that they are truly in need of supplies & support from the community. It would help them immensely & would make me feel very good to help out & know my kids were benefiting.

  209. Jen Harriman says:
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    I am a fan of both facebook pages. Jennifer Harriman

  211. Rebecca Peters says:

    I would donate to the town food pantry
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  212. i saw something on the news about the kids in joplin missouri getting school supplies, and it made me want to help not only them, but my city as well. every little bit counts right?

  213. Rebecca Peters says:

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  217. We love to donate to our local homeless shelter, just the thought of helping others is awesome!

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  230. Tesa Shelton says:

    I live in a very small town, and I plan on stocking up on all the school supply sales this weekend and taking a bag or two to the elementary school. There will surely be children there who will not be able to get everything on their school supply lists.

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  243. Tesa Shelton says:
  244. By giving to charitable organizations such as Good Will

  245. I am a fan of The Not-So-Blog
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  246. I am a fan of Pampers on Facebook

  247. Jennifer C says:

    I like to think I help perform little miracles by volunteering and fostering animals for a local animal rescue. We pull animals who sometimes only have hours left to live in a shelter, due to overcrowding.

  248. Melinda Dinsmore says:
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  250. misty brewer says:

    yes we need it

  251. Entered!! awesome stuff!! 🙂

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  255. April bever says:

    Yes we need it.

  256. I read in the paper last winter about the number of homeless kids that attended the elementary school where my children went. I could give these items to one of those families with a baby.

  257. I ‘like’ The Not-So-Blog and Pampers on Facebook.

  258. I have worked in the past for Habitat For Humanity, working through them in my home town I could help create a miracle for a family in need of a home!

  259. I follow you on twitter and tweeted!
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  260. I subscribe to your emails!

  261. Cynthia R says:
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  263. I follow you on twitter! gnwg

  264. I live in a town that has many volunteers willing to help with whatever is needed but there are always more projects than volunteers. I would like to help at an animal shelter and find a way to cut down the amount of unwanted animals in our community and find good homes for the ones in there now.

  265. I’m not sure exactly what I could do – but if I am lucky enough to win this giveaway, I will be giving this to my next door neighbor. She had an emergency C-section last Friday and her new daughter, Ava, is still in the hospital since she was born prematurely. She is doing well, but her Mother’s spirits could use some raising. This is something small that I can do for her that I know she would appreciate.

  266. I already follow you on Twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/Kitty32504/status/104300637415686144

  267. Lyndsey R. says:

    My volunteering for the local shelter. My son and I (I’m a single mom) always volunteer our time on Thanksgiving to serve the homeless dinner. I think it is a great way to give back and teach him life is NOT served on a silver platter.

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  268. I am already an e-mail subscriber (kitty32504 at cox dot net)!

  269. Lyndsey R. says:

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  270. I already like The Not-So-Blog and Pampers on Facebook (Dara Nix)!

  271. Lyndsey R. says:

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  273. give these to ppl in our area that need help, there is always someone in need
    thanks

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  275. I like the little miracles that my daughter does through Girl Scouts. They visit nursing homes and they have a toy drive every Christmas.

  276. Melinda Dinsmore says:
  277. Toni Marie Caravello says:

    If I had the means and a bigger place I would take in a foster child or two.
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  281. susan smoaks says:

    i would create a small miracle in our town by having a big bbq for the kids

  282. Kym Benton says:

    I create a little Miracle now by volunteering at a local animal shelter

  283. jeannine m says:

    I like to doante diapers and clothes to a local charity that houses women/kids

  284. Donating to the food bank.

  285. I am a fan of both on facebook.(Donna Kozar)

  286. subscriber

  287. I’d buy as many diapers as $100 could to share.

  288. I’m an email subscriber.

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